Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Still going.

I haven't been posting as often as I used to, but that doesn't mean I've quit. I also haven't been working out with any regularity recently. I'm feeling mentally and physically drained recently. I've decided to take the week off from the draining workouts I've been doing and take it easy. I'm going to focus instead on my eating habits this week. I still struggle with that and I know controlling what I'm putting into my body is key to losing this stubborn weight around my middle.

Posts may be less frequent for a week or so.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Plyo is tough.

I think that might be the first time I've done plyo in quite a while. There may have been a subconscious reason why that was a workout I didn't have time for. That bitch is tough. I struggled to say the least, but I put my hands on my knees, let the sweat drip off my face and pushed as hard as I could. Still plenty of room for improvement but a good starting workout for this reboot.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Only myself to blame.

I've had many more bad days than good days recently, and it's not hard to understand why. I've missed a day here, and a day there, on their own they don't seem to bad. But add them all up and now I'm pushing less weight and less reps and struggling just to get through workouts. I'm rededicating myself and getting back to work on this and on eating better. I've been lax on that as well recently eating out with friends and the what not.

So this is me putting me on notice. I had some nice results and now I'm losing them by getting lazy and being satisfied with what I've accomplished so far. No more!

Here's a picture from today. You can look back to day 1 to see the difference between the two. Marginal improvement. I'm pretty disappointed in myself. Time to use that and burn it as fuel. Reboot.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Like a rollercoaster.

Yesterday was a great workout day where I accomplished some new feats and felt really great. Today was the exact opposite. I felt like crap from the moment I woke up, thanks Kara for eating a chicken bone so that I had to stay up all night and make sure you weren't choking it up or crapping blood, and my workout went rather poorly.

The good thing these ups and downs have been pretty common place throughout this whole process and I'm learning to stay pretty even keel over it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Yoga day!

Once again almost talked myself out of today's workout. It's been tough doing these workouts recently. I'm so glad I did yoga today though. I did moves today that I never thought I'd be able to do and that I've always struggled with. Crane and Wheel. When I got up in wheel today I was shocked, like "wow I just did that". It felt really great. I'm at about 1/3 of the way through this 90 day program so I thought I'd post weight and picture updates. The pics I got were taken by myself so they were pretty crappy, so I'll post pictures later tonight when Amanda gets home to take the pictures. My weight has been going all over the place the last couple of days, between 187 and 190. So the low I've hit is 187, I was at 197 when I started this program so that's a loss of 10 lbs in roughly 30 days. I was at 209/210 at Christmas so thats 22-23 lbs lost since then!

I'm actually more psyched about being able to do the new yoga moves then the weight loss numbers. I'm actually beginning to see how much stronger my body is in what I can accomplish athletically.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tough day!

I wasn't feeling well and did not workout yesterday. I still haven't had a significant bowel movement since I did that fruit fast over the weekend. I've forced out some little poos but I haven't had that "have to go" sensation yet. Which seems totally backward to me. I figured I'd have explosive diarrhea, or be "throwing mud" as my friend Jason calls it. I almost had myself talked out of doing today's workout as well, but I gave myself a virtual slap in the ass and got down stairs and did it.

Today's workout was bicep and back, so a lot of curls and pull ups. The way it targeted the biceps was really tough for me. I was struggling to get up any weight near the end, particularly with my left arm. The ab workout went really well though, I'm getting closer and closer to doing all of the moves in the workout. Now to enjoy a turkey sandwich on whole grain wheat bread w/ some lettuce and tomato and maybe some tomato soup as well.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Phase 2

Last day of the fruit fast, first day of the new phase. Today's workout was chest, triceps and shoulders. It targeted those muscles hard and I definitely felt it. Also I think I felt the fact that all I've eaten is fruit. No doubt my body is missing some protein etc. Felt a lot of fatigue, but I got through most of the workout. Eating some grapes now. Starting new lighter eating habits tomorrow. Already planning my meals. I think I'll have some oatmeal for breakfast and some hard boiled egg whites.

Friday, March 11, 2011

3 Day Fruit Fast: Ready Go!

First day of my fruit fast, made "fruit cereal" for breakfast. Chopped up some apples and bananas and threw em in a bowl with some grapes.

I have some organic fruit juice in case I feel like I need a little boost as well. Looking forward to how good I'm going to feel when this is all over!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Not so hot of a workout today. My first time doing Core Synergistics. Half the time I'm not even sure if I'm doing the moves right, never been good at the whole pilates engage your core style workout. Had to watch alot of the moves before even trying them and most of them we did for 1 1/2 minutes to 3 minutes, needless to say I did not make it that long.

Not happy with today's workout, I have plenty to improve upon for the next time I do this routine.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Stretch Day.

I'm still on my muscle rebuild week, no lifting, just cardio and core work. Today is a stretch day. Just a nice easy day. I did shovel some heavy ass slush though.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

So productive!

I feel so much better than I have the last few days after doing that workout. Kenpo X, kicking my ass and the asses of countless imaginary peoples and their stupid imaginary faces.

Also talked to my aunt, who is a super fit yoga lady. She's going to help me do a mini cleanse this weekend, I'm going to be dong a fruit fast and then start a lighter better diet afterwards. I am super excited to do this and get my eating habits improved. Thanks Aunt Shawn!

I'm back!

Had some crazy days there, between staying with my parents in Kenosha and driving back and forth to Milwaukee and huffing floor sealer fumes. I missed a couple of days of workouts but I'm back and ready to get to work. Today was my "off week" anyway. By off week I mean still hard but not as hard. I missed a yoga workout and a core workout, I'm just going to jump back in with Kenpo today. I felt really shitty the last couple of days that I didn't workout and can't wait to get back on the train!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Workouts are all in whack!

My floors are finished! The finishing product is still drying and my house is all fumed up. I thought it was dispersed enough for me to workout in my basement today. I was wrong. I got lightheaded fast. I still have a headache from it. I didn't finish my workout and have decided to take tomorrow as a day off.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

My schedule just got F'd!

Today should be legs and back, but my house is having the floors redone and due to complications from that I was unable to do my workout today. So I took Saturday's off day today, that means tomorrow will be legs and back and Friday's workout which was Kenpo will be pushed to Saturday which was the off day.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 18: Eat it Yoga!

I really didn't do that great, but it feels nice to pretend I did. I am noticing an improvement in my balance postures and with how well I can keep up with the moving sections of the workout.

Been having to travel from Kenosha up to my house in Milwaukee to workout each day, we have vacated our home while the floors are being refinished. So far I'm two for two. Yet another easy excuse not to work out. I really feel like this is becoming a routine for me.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 17: Arms!

Knocked out my shoulders/biceps/triceps workout this morning while I waited for the floor guys to get to my house. Good stuff, increased my weight on all the exercises.