Yeah, because of my foolish nature, I went ahead and tried this thing out…
I made it to 44…
By 44 my legs were numb, my body was shaking, and I was miserable…
Greatest. Feeling. In. The. World.
Because of this lovely finding, I now have a rather balanced workout schedule from Monday through Friday:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2 Mile run (adding 10 percent total each week) Crazy Lolo’s Workout
Tuesday, Thursday: 'The 99'
I look foward to tomorrow, waking up, nothing wanting to move, feeling muscles that I’d forgotten about. It’s breathed…life into me, something to work towards, no matter the amount of time, and best of all?
It doesn’t require a gym.
Don’t worry, once I have access to a gym, it’s all over and the insanity truly begins, but until then…this will do swimmingly.
On another note:
So, I woke up today, Friday, the beginning of the weekend, after my workout I got to tone it down a bit on the eating choices…
I no longer crave fried food.
Last Wednesday was absolutely terrible, wanting McD’s so badly, but now…I want salad’s, oranges, my cherry yogurt (I’m out by the way) whenever I’m hungry, with some meat every now and then. I don’t drink soda as much (first one this week was tonight and it was…ok, nothing great), so if I don’t want it, why follow it? Nothing wrong with eating healthy, drinking water, tea, and milk.
One day at a time, one thing to tackle at a time.
Food? Check. Soda? Check Fitness? Pleanty of work to do.
Thanks for the continued support! May we all continue to strive to be our best!
Sometimes in life the shoes need to put up, the sweatband hung up, and a closer workout needs to be looked at in the psychological veiwing.
Health isn’t always about the physical world (try and tell a guy that).
It does have a significant percentage in the mental wellness area. While working out physically I was missing out on the mental action. More specifically with my wife. We tend to take for granted those around us, and we forget how important relationships is to our overall well being.
Because of this being brought to my attention, I’ve been off the digital world in order to spend more time in reality, more time with those around me (which means my wife, since my only friend lives seven time zones away). So, I do apologize for the lack of input over the weekend, but in our lives, reality…always surpasses that which is digital.
On a side note:
Applied to work for a gym in the nearest city, it’d be amazing to finally get out of the cold. Still chewing gum (Stride 2.0 specifically) Had fried food this weekend, was ready to head back to non-fried by Monday
Fries are fried foods. Running an hour you burn around 800 calories. I quarter pounder is 500+ calories. Wouldn't you like to have to run less?
Absolutely fries are fried food! I completely agree, hence why I had them Friday night. I don’t believe in strict diets, so I’m not afraid of having one container of fries with a #1 Friday night.
I don’t mind running more, truth be told, running I’ve always held as an enjoyable, relaxing experience. Granted I lived somewhere different and not nerely as ‘terrain unforgiving’ as where I do now. So, running less? That doesn’t bother me. Limiting my fried food intake, that is important to me, but I’m not fearful of a fry every now and then.
Greetings from the Artic tundra of Jefferson City, Missouri:
As Friday came near, I found myself traveling due to weather, an after a successful week, today was pleasantly calm, health wise.
Breakfast: McDonald’s (bum, bum, bum…) 3 Breakfast Burrito’s (any idea how small those are) 1 small coffee NO HASHBROWNS (still weekday, no fried food)
Lunch: Turkey Sandwish: turkey, wheat bread, mustard, two small slices of sharp smoked cheddar, and radish sprouts (you think they’re gross, but try them first) Whole milk (two glasses)
Dinner: McDonald’s (part deux) As a reward (and realizing that I’m not going to be near any fried food tomorrow), I splurged tonight. Got a #1 - Big Mac, Medium Fry, and Medium Dr. Pepper (no, I refuse to drink anything with the word ‘diet’ in it).
Now, you may cringe at the dinner, thinking that I’ve taken three steps back today. I will now share with you, what I used to get at McDonald’s: Big Mac Large Fry Two Double Cheeseburgers Two McChicken’s with cheese added* XL Dr. Pepper *When I was in high school, subtract the McChicken’s and add a double quarter pounder*
Tonight I did have a snack, a turkey sandwich and a piece of cheese with a glass of milk. I feel alright, last night I ate some bad turkey, so I’m still recovering.
Tomorrow: Saturday is a day of doing something physical, but something fun at the same time. Tomorrow, as goes with my hobby, I’ll be roaming around the city snapping photos of the snow and the city frozen by it. The workout? All that walking will take it out of you, especially with the temperature being as low as it is.
Keeping pushing forward mates! Plenty of fun around the corner!
Woot! Just got done off a Thursday run, quite entertaining.
Backtrack over the past 18 hours:
Wife got sick with a 24 hour virus (she’s better now)
Core workout yesterday, weather was brutal outside, core actually is sore today
Ramen and Turkey Sandwich yesterday for lunch (posted)
Deer Taco Burger’s for dinner (posted): a note about deer burger - I know many of you are NOT red meat fans, that’s fine, I enjoy my chicken as well (but my wife cooks it better). I kill my own deer, in November in northern Missouri, I do NOT eat beef. Nothing against cattle, my family raises them, but deer is far healthier than beef (lacking in the fat content), meaning I don’t cook it in grease, just water. I enjoy it, and I eat all cuts of meat from deer, burger, backstraps, steaks, loins, etc…I always suggest it, and trust me, I’ve been eating deer since I was five, I know how to cook it in any way, shape, or form. Let me know if you’re ever curious with it, aside from ‘jerky’ and ‘summer sausage’.
Slept last night, slept long and hard after getting my wife to sleep. School’s were closed in the area, so my wife was home, as was I. Slept past breakfast (to my defense, the day earlier I had slept a total of 4 hours)
Lunch today was chicken noodle soup, it just sounded good. I also had a cup of cherry yogurt, it was the ‘great value’ brand which was absolutely amazing. Actually has pieces of cherry in it.
Drinking water still, can’t get hydrated
Went running last hour, it was awesome. We have about 4 inches of snow on the ground. Quite enjoyable: it’s like running on a beach, but cold and slick. It caused my quads to fire like crazy, and if things get crazy I don’t get out tomorrow (supposed to be frigid tomorrow), that was a great time. Recommend it only to those who are familiar with winter weather. You’re constantly having to work on balance.
Dinner tonight: El Rodeo, mexican restuarant here in Bolivar. Absolutely wonderful food, NOT fried, and all things considered, rather healthy. Nice reward for avoiding fried food this week.
As stated below, the two hours of sleep haven’t got me yet. However, my wife coming down with some insane virus has. So, I’ve nearly missed lunch (next on my list, after a call about a future job), and I’m needed near my wife constantly. My random core set that I figured up this morning looks more and more like a possibilty.
The snow is starting tonight, so a run tomorrow is in the question, it’ll depend on temp of course. Snow bothers me as much as rain does…it doesn’t, but 20 degrees does.
Looks like a night of soup, sleep, weather, and some random core ideas to try out.
Couldn’t sleep, must be from the upcoming snow. Not even thirty degrees out, wind chill around 11, slept for a grand total of two hours last night. Did eat breakfast though. Have a 1/2 day teaching at the school, running outside looks like it’ll be a challenge/borderline unsafe these next few days. Not sure what to do, the Lolo Jones insanity, perhaps pushups, I have a few spare weights. Maybe I can create a workout that becomes cardio:
25 situps-roll over 15 pushups-roll over core-workout section x1
While typing this, the temperature has dropped from 34 degrees to nearly 28 degrees. Naturally I went running around 30 degrees with wind. It was terrible. Just a mile, remember, today is rest, but it was still lousy. However, we push on.
1 XL Egg Overhard 1 Cup of Key Lime Yogurt 1 Glass (no idea on measurement) of Cranberry Juice
1 Can of Chicken/Rice Chunky Soup 1 Turkey Sandwich (tomato, sharp cheddar cheese, mustard, turkey, wheat bread)
At the moment:
Starbucks Place Roast Bottomless Cup with a few drops of 1/2 and 1/2 and three packs of pure cane sugar pure ‘tall’ glass.
Either IHOP or Jimmy John’s, both have their challenges of finding something to eat, but I can find a more ‘variety’ at IHOP, so we’ll just have to see, plus I seem to be a tad short on the calories today, so IHOP pancakes would make up for that quickly.
Workout of the day:
1/2 mile walk to the bank, if you live in town, or in city for some of you city-dwellers, by all means if you can, walk. I enjoy walking to the bank from my apartment (love depositing money), it’s short, but long enough to get the blood pumping. I’m also a fan of the local post office, barber shop, and other places close by. I used to walk to school as a child, from 1st grade to 10th grade. It was a half mile walk one way, so walking throughout towns and such never seemed ‘strange’ to me, so by all means, try walking.
Real Workout of the day:
I did run a full mile on the streets of the town I live in (Bolivar, Missouri). I live in a rather ‘steep’ area of the central United States, because of this the roads tends to be at an incline near constant. Be careful with that, inclines are great workouts, but I’ve learned that in the beginning they can lead to burnout very quickly. It was very cold today, so I had three layers on up top (thermal underwear top, t-shirt, hoodie), and had a pair of windbreakers on for pants. I was pretty set, except that I misplaced my gloves, and not thinking about it, my fingers froze today. Also, I was sure to have something on my head, and primarily covering my ears. I’m just getting over a season cold, and I don’t need to head into a new one.
Was sure to do two primary things:
Get out of the sweaty, freezing clothes
Get something hot into my body: today’s choice being the soup
A nice thought about working in the cold, liquids can be your best friend, primarily three types of hot liquids:
Tea-hot tea, loaded with lovely antioxidants, add a bit of milk to it for some calcium boost
Coffee-drinks from Starbucks that are 90% sugar and 10% coffee…stay away from, and save those for rewards (mines coming Friday evening), but good, strong black coffee can be surprisingly good for you, also with its antioxidants (tea gets all the love, I swear), with a hint of sugar and a bit of cream/milk, and it isn’t half bad. A shot of caffeine isn’t always a bad thing.
Hot Chocolate-yes the childhood favorite is indeed on the list, most cocoa powers show on the box that they have calcium in them, your daily average or whatnot, give them a shot.
Remember though, for these to be worth anything, drink withink 30 minutes after your workout, and like anything else you put in your system, it’s really about moderation. You can read more about this, via Runner’s World here.
Final thought of the day:
Don’t be afraid to revert back to being a kid. Teacher’s got after you for chewing gum, but I strongly encourage it. What we tend to forget is that when we make the chewing movements in our mouth, yes, that is burning calories. So, gum tends to be low on calories (try to use only sugar-free), and can give your mouth a workout. Give it a chew!
Thanks for followers! Your support! Someday I’ll figure out this reply thing on tumblr, and I’ll make it work. Your daily feeds in my dashboard, more times than not, put a smile on my face!
Needless to say I’m feeling a little bit of it, primarily the core workout. I haven’t worked on my abs in over a year. If you’re trying to lose weight it’s important to understand that you must find a balance: too much ab work creates muscles under your fat, but doesn’t burn the fat, but you must have core muscles to be a better runner.
In the end, it’s better to have your core, then not, and right now…I do not.
I made a few mistakes today:
Slept too long-the average amount of sleep should be between 7-8 hours a night, last night I got greedy and slept for 11 hours.
Because I slept so long I missed out on being awake, active, and alert for most of the day.
Also, due to the fact that I slept so late, I missed breakfast, which is a real killer. When you eat breakfast, it kick starts your metabolism for the day, meaning that you’ll be hungry by lunch, and it’ll keep you from eating as much at dinner before you head to bed.
Three mistakes, I can do better.
The good news is that I ate a salad with mushrooms and a little ranch dressing, a turkey sandwich on wheat bread with a bit of cheese, no mayo, with mustard, and tomato with water. I also was smart to drink a couple glasses of milk right after I worked out, which helps repair any microtears within the muscles. And as I type this I’m snacking on some trail mix that I make myself, including the following:
Dried Mixed Fruit (Cranberry, Cherry, Blueberry)
Dry Roasted Peanuts
Peanut M&M’s (my treat)
Overall a rather healthy mix, and I’m sure to gather a small bowl of it with me, instead of taking the entire bowl with me. With the larger bowl, I’d be more tempted to eat more than I should. For dinner tonight my wife and I are splitting a frozen pizza. They’re not the most unhealthy thing in the world. We are sure to get the Supreme Deluxe Pizza (meaning a ton of veggies, pepperoni, cheese, and olives). Of course, it isn’t the most healthy thing out there, but with a salad it’ll suffice for this evening. Tomorrow night will be better.
Today it was in the mid 40’s for temperature. Meaning I was safe with my standard shorts with two layers of upper body clothing. Later this week though, it’s supposed to drop significantly with snow in the forecast, plenty of snow perhaps. Stay tuned as I’ll be showing you some great tips for staying warm while still going out.
No weighing today. My rule is this: weigh once every two weeks. It enables you to see if you’re losing weight, but not close enough for you to become obsessive about it. It isn’t all about numbers, even if my BMI was incredibly low, my weight would still be high. It’s my body structure, you just have to focus more on the physical transformation.
Here’s to another day of attempting to change my life, thanks for your support!
Greetings! My name is Shawn, I also go by “D” from my teams and my students. I live in the middle of nowhere, meaning the state of Missouri, and I’ve decided to tackle the attempts of creating something unique in the tumblr world.
There is a point to this ‘blog’, if that’s what tumblr is.
I know this. I accept this, and I frown upon the realization of it. Allow me to give you my specs:
Age: 23 Weight: 274 pounds Height: 6’5
In other words; yes, I’m huge. I know this, I was 6’0 when I was 13 (passed my mother at that point), my family has several large people. Not fat, but we have a naturally large skeletal structure. Over the past few years, once I’ve been out of college, I’ve packed on the pounds. Because of my height, it wasn’t easily noticiable.
Then the pants started getting tight.
The shirts were too short.
I was sitting around too much.
I was becoming a standard, stereotypical American.
I wasn’t always like this.
I started playing soccer when I was 5, I stopped playing when I got into my teenage years, played football for one year, track for five years, and basketball for five years. My mother was a college basketball player, my aunt is a coach, my cousin is a coach, I was a coach for a period in college. My life has revolved around athletics.
When I graduated in 2009, I took a hiatus. I worked with athletics in college, I worked out in the gym every single day, and frankly, I was in extremely good shape, and extremely burned out.
I stopped pushing myself.
I graduated, moved, got married, and now in the beginning of 2011 it’s become too much.
Not the marriage, I love my wife to death, and then some, but the lack of weight loss, it’s now too much.
The photo you see floating around, that’s the current shot of me. No it’s not glamorious, why should it be? There’s nothing glamorious about my position.
Which brings me to tumblr.
I want your help, your eyes, your motivation, and I want to return the favor. Starting tomorrow, January 17, 2011, I’m going to start a new workout routine.
Things you need to understand:
I do not have a gym (far too expensive)
I do not use weight loss pills (I don’t believe in science over hard work)
I do not go on diets (I eat healthy instead, something discussed later)
I need new shoes (I should be ordering those this week)
I’m constantly having the fight extremely cold weather
So, here is the goal:
I currently weight 274 pounds, I need to get it down to around 230 pounds to be healthy.
My father-in-law is a marathon runner, and very competitive individual, definitely fuel as I’d like to run with him.
I gained weight before; in 2006-2007, with hard word, I was able to shed 40 pounds (260-220).
Though I find myself overweight, I can still run a mile in under eight minutes. It begs the question, “What kind of time would I run if I lost the weight?” In high school I ran my fastest mile at 5:15
I know this is possible, the weight loss can get started just off a few simple ideas, that I’m starting this week:
Five days (Monday-Friday), no fried food
Runs Monday-Friday, walk on Saturday
Core workouts Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Three meals each day, with healthy snacking throughout the day
Pop (soda in some parts of the world), while frowned upon will be allowed Saturday and Sunday, if it exists within the house
Tomorrow morning I’ll be back with a post of what the day will hold in sense of workouts, staying warm, and nutrition.
Thanks for being with me on this. With your support I’ll change, and with our support, many others can change!