Tuesday, May 04, 2010
I hit my 1st weight goal I set for the 4 months since I started my nutrition and fitness program. I began my program on 12/28/09 at 277 lbs. My weigh-in today is down 43 lbs weighing in at 234 lbs. WooWoo!! The goal is none to soon because my goal was to hit 234 lbs by May 6th. That is cutting it close with 3 days to spare.
I have this long motorcycle road trip coming up that will last for over 5 or6 weeks. Hopefully I will lose some weight like I did last last year on my road trip. Riding a motorcycle everyday, at an average of 400+ mile/day, will take a lot out of you physically as well as mentally. The major road-block to my fitness program is this vacation will be taking me out of my controlled environment where I can control my food and exercise program. It will take a lot of hard work sticking to my diet and fitness program while on the road eating exclusively out of restaurants. I will have to pray to the" Diet Gods".
But having fun is hard work!!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
My friend and I had a great workout being amateur loggers last Wednesday. I have a lot on the Washington Long Beach Peninsula that has many trees on them. The associations CC & R's require only a 24 foot height level limit. My plan was to just trim the trees down to conforming height but after climbing up my ladder with my "running" chainsaw I felt a true sense of danger lurking all around me. Remember I said earlier I am an amateur? So in my wisdom and expertise of cutting trees down to a stump, that is what I preceded to do. Better to cut tree limbs off on the ground and not my own limbs while on a ladder. All the trees, 8 of them, fell right where I meant for them to land. (That is the story I am sticking with) I cut, and my friend cleaned/dragged out the debris. In the over 4 hours we took a 10 min. break. We hustled. At the end of the 4 hours I felt tired but not exhausted. I guess I should speak for myself because my friend was jokingly, I think, saying I would not stop and rest longer. The only time we rested , separate from the 10 min. break, was to fill the chainsaw with gas and bar oil. Otherwise I was wielding a chainsaw making chips fly, cutting tree limbs and wood.
Bottom line is I got more of a workout than most of my workouts at the gym. I would estimate I must have burned over 2500 calories. I am happy to report I have all my limbs and so does my friend. Best workout I have had in a long time. I have the sore muscles and the bruises to show for it. (I didn't say I was graceful) Now I have a lot with a debris pile almost 100 foot long X 15 food wide X 10 foot high. I hope I still have my friend when it is time to clean it up. Since I can legally have a fire pit 4'X4'X3' I figure if I have 20 campfires and a lot of wieners we can have a roast we should be able to get ride of that debris pile in a hurry. At least that will be my story to the fire department when they are putting out the neighbors house fire. I am just kidding about the house fire.
Today I feel great and even put in almost 2 hours in the gym. I want to saw more trees!!! But I don't have any more.
The guy in the picture is my friend. Or at least he was my friend.
Monday, April 12, 2010
I have been working out hard, in my humble opinion, for the past 3 months and I am still sore everyday. I try to change my workouts from cardio lower body, then upper body, and the same with strength exercises. I have taken 2 days off in a row at times resting and healing to no avail. The 2 days rest take away some of the soreness but not all. Maybe I am working out to vigorous. About 80 % of my cardio is on the treadmill and 20% with the rowing machine and recumbent bike.
The treadmill I practice my C25K, currently on W5D2 of CoolRunning, for the allotted time then finish off with a walk at a fast pace, 3.8 mph, for the remainder of 65 min.
Once I get started on my exercises the soreness disappears, but the instant I stop...there it is again. I think I may start working out harder and longer. The soreness is mainly in my calf's and hips. I stretch after every session. I need to remember to stretch during my exercise a couple of time, which I do not do now. My reasoning is that I still need more challenging conditioning to get myself in better shape.
I'll see how that works out for me?
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