Thursday, March 31, 2011
Here is another picture from my engagement photos that I like.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I have a physical tomorrow afternoon. I have not had a doctor's visit or physical since September 2009 (2 months before my first challenge) and before that it had I had not been since 2004. I noticed last month that my blood pressure was high. I went to the grocery store on my lunch break with my coworker and while I was waiting for him to check out I used the BP machine. I had high BP 7 years ago and my doctor said to stop eating "cheeseburgers and pizza" and during my last physical I had a normal healthy reading. I hope they offer some advice or options that don't involve medication. I dont like how modern medicine's attitude is to just prescribe a pill for that... It takes an act of congress just for me to take asprin or ibprofen and I can count on one hand the number of time I have taken OTC medication (excluding TUMS) in the past 8-9 years.
(Here are my stats I have been keeping)
I had the best UBWO I have had in a while last night. My running buddy could only meet Monday so I switched my workouts around.
I got my engagement photos in the mail yesterday. I liked 26 out of the 40 sent and I really like this one below but might convert it to black and white as the photographer did "color correction" that makes me look kinda like an oompa loompa.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Red Hot Chili Pepper - Knock Me Down
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday - Funeral, no workouts, drank alot
Saturday - Travel, no workout, drank alot
Sunday - Slept till noon, no workout, drank some
Monday - Slept till 11am, 5 hours late to work, ate fast food
I am meeting my running buddy after work both otherwise have no motivation
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Cardio done and 10 minutes early to work. I got out of the habit of morning cardio back in October and it feels good to get back to it. I have more energy all day (and hunger) and it helps me get to work early. I started to make excuses this morning saying to myself, "sleep is more important." I decided to get up and walk to the bathroom and if I was not stiff I would go to the gym. I went to spin class and yoga last night and had to sit out on a few poses and was worried I would be stiff today but I feel good.
2.23mi HIIT done 5:20-5:40am
Here is my ideal weekly schedule now that I am back at it.Monday:
Upper Body workout after work
Spin (cycling class) + Yoga PM
Upper Body workout after work
Treadmill or 5K+
Rest or Bike Ride for fun
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I posted yesterday but I have alot to say.
After work I met up with my running buddy. We decided to do a new route and I was feeling sore from stupidly doing the oblique machine on Monday. (I went for a run on Sunday and averaged a 10 min mile exactly) We were going at a pace the felt slower than our usual. It got windy and felt like I was just jogging in place. As we got near our starting spot we decided to cut the usual 5k short and ended up doing 2.73 mi in 28:09 (10:18min/mi). In the last stretch a truck drove by and a guy yelled "d****bag" at us. My friend asked what that was about and I said he was just announcing what he is to us. After we got to our stopping place he drove by again and started yelling at us and taunting us to fight him. We just kept walking and then he started yelling at a man in his late 40s to early 50s. My friend gave me a ride home to be safe and drove around to see if he could get his license plate number. I am a pacifist and a advocate for non-violence. I have had people yell out of cars at me but never anything aggressive like this before.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Week 5 & 6 are behind me. I no longer feel held back by an injury. I feel about 95% and still have some pain but nothing that will slow me down. Last night I had a great UBWO. I hit my 10s on chest and shoulders. I added back back in for the first time since W5D1.
This morning I finally got to do HIIT cardio. 2.22mi, just slightly under of my personal best. Weeks 7-12 are an open book and with my injury behind me (literally) I have a renewed motivation and excitement.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
I had an active free day and rode my bike to my favorite hangout yesterday. It was sunny and 60 degrees so I wore shorts and a t-shirt but I ended up staying past sunset and it got chilly. I was in bed by 9pm and I had crazy dreams last night then I kept waking up feverish. I am starting to feel better now and I don't want to get sick because I am the photographer for a wedding this coming Sunday. I am looking forward to tonight's upper body workout!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Body fat percent 19.1%
Pant size 34
Body fat percent 16.8% (-2.3%)
Pant size 32
Chest 39.25in (-.25)
Shoulder 47.5in (+2.5)
Biceps 14.75in (+.75)
Waist 35.75in (-2.25)
Hips 35.25in (-2.75)
Here are some side by side shots
Can anybody say loose skin? Atleast I am 80ish pounds lighter than I once was...
I gained big (4.8lbs Friday to Monday) on "Free day" this week and it did not come off until I had the follow crazy 24hrs:
6:45pm - 7:45pm Spin Class (first one in 5 weeks so I really felt it)
8pm - 9pm Yoga (I started going on 11-10-10 and have made it 11 out of the past 16 weeks)
Sleep 9:45pm till 4:45am
5:05am - 5:25am BFL HIIT (2.19mi)
6am leave for work
6pm - 6:30pm 5K in 30:56 (all hills) with my new running buddy. Avg slope 1.9% max slope 15.2%
I slept in till 6:30am today and my energy levels are SKY HIGH!
Thursday, March 3, 2011
It worked! I was done with my morning cardio by 5:30am. I did 2.19mi in 20:03 on the squeakiest treadmill at the gym. I did not know it was noisy until 2 mins into the workout and didn't have time to switch. I was annoying the whole gym when I hit my 10. I don't usually complain but I told the front desk girl.
Now I am at work and I just got an email that the pics from the 5K are ready to view.
I an considering ordering a copy but the cheapest thing is 13.99 for one 5x7. At that price I might as well order the 8x10 for 3 bucks more. It wasn't about speed or setting records, it was about the two us doing it together as a symbol of our commitment to our health and each other. :)
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I am excited to do my first BFL style HIIT cardio tomorrow since the end of September. My PR to beat is 2.19mi in 20:10. That was week 12 of C2 and now it is week 4 of C3 (taking pics/measurement this weekend). I was struggling to remember what speeds I did at what level but luckily I wrote it down. I might try to add 0.5 MPH to these speeds.
I won a free gift card to this website yesterday and I wanted to order this t-shirt www.palmercash.com/p-62-mens-mad-spreadsheets-t-shirt.aspx but it only came in a small :( I am stuck at a computer for 10 hours a day so for me making spreadsheets is entertaining. My morning ritual when I get to work is to open Excel and log my previous day/weekend in my workout log and add my time and distance. Thursdays are extra fun cause I enter my weight and body fat percent. I bought a Body-for-Life Success Journal and it is just collecting dust with nothing written in it.
This past Friday I went to my favorite second hand store and tried on some size 30 pants. I could button them but they just pushed out my loose skin on my love handles and I could not fit my hands in my pockets. I always seem to be 10-15 pounds from my ultimate goal weight (at my current muscle mass)
I started out the year wearing 34s and now I fit back into my 32s (with a little room). These are my goal pants for 8 weeks from now. I should have bought them. It is hard to find 30s and 32s that fit 23in thighs and 17in calves (I do yoga instead of BFL Lower Body Work Outs luckily).
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Last night was Ellen's last night in town and instead of my usual UBWO (which I love) I did her Jillian Michaels 30 day shredder workout video with her. It is a circuit training workout that mixed strength and cardio.
All this talk about burpees (on the BFL Coffee Crew Forum) makes me think about my days with a person trainer, Ray. I did something similar and never knew the word burpee till much later.
He called it the "16 point exercise"
I will put the counts in ( )
Start stand holding two dumbbells 10-15lbs
double bicep curl (1)
overhead shoulder press (2-3)
drop to a squat still holding weights (4)
kick out to plank/push-up position
1 push up (9-10)
4 more mountain climbers (11-12-13-14)
jump back to squat (15)
stand up (16)
You keep the weights in your hand the entire time