Archive for October, 2012

A week off. Week 45. Active Rest Week 46.

October 31, 2012

Last week, I decided to do a bit of inactive rest. I was beat and work was taking up a lot of hours and I just needed some time away from it all. So I basically stuck to the eating rules, minus working out and I broke the rules during the week several times.

But now I’m on active rest, which I’ll probably stick to for the next few weeks. I’d like to hold off on Challenge 4 until after Thanksgiving, but I might start the 18th anyways. I’m not really sure yet. Here’s what I was thinking for rest:

Challenge 3…
Week 1: Rest
Week 2: Active rest, HIIT cardio MWF
Week 3: Active rest, HIIT cardio MWF, Pushups, situps and pullups on STT.
Week 4: Active rest, Same as week 3.
Week 5: HIIT cardio MWF, Warm-up weight lifting on STT
Challenge 4…

That will give me a week off and a chance to slowly get back in to it. I’ve noticed the last two weeks, my muscles have grown a bit on my arms. So that probably the rest probably helped a ton. The hard part will be the Christmas-New Year’s stuff during a challenge, but I survived last year. And really it’s only about four days out of the whole freaking thing.

Otherwise, feeling good. I just work wasn’t such a damn pain the ass right now. Some day, I’d quit if I didn’t work for my dad.

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C3 W12. Week 44!

October 21, 2012

Well that does it for Challenge #3. I dropped to 212 this week. That’s from 214.2 last week and 230.4 at the beginning of the challenge for a grand total of 18.4 pounds last in the last 12 weeks.

With Challenge 3, I felt that I really settled in to how to eat right. It used to be hard not to have ice cream and cake and cookies and candy and beer, now it’s something I don’t really think about. I fit in to XL shirts and size 38 pants. Even though I’m not where I want to be, I’m pretty happy with where I am right now. I feel like I’m at a normal weight now. I hate using that word normal because I like to think nobody is, but I don’t feel like a 300 pound nervous bull in a china shop anymore.

C3 W11 Week 43

October 13, 2012

A week ago I was at 216.2. This morning I was at 214.2. That’s a lot for one week. Overall it was a good week. Workouts were productive and my eating stayed on track. I just look at that weight now and wonder if it’s really me. I mean, I might be 200 or under by the end of the year. It’s probably been since 6th grade since I was under 200. I sit in my desk chair and it used be a little small. Now it’s just right. The seat in my car used to be small too, now it’s pretty good.

People see me and they wonder if I’m okay. In a lot of ways, it’s really gratifying that I’m making this happen right now. I feel like I got my stuff together now more than ever before in my life. I’m in a good place financially and now physically. Relationship-wise, well, that needs work too. But all in good time. Last night’s date got canceled, but I’m okay with that.

I just feel better about where I am. I look at pictures of myself and I feel like I’m looking at a guy who is in his mid 20’s instead of 32. Sure I wish my hair was thicker and darker and that I could grow a full length beard, but what are you gonna do?

I gotta get going. Just one week left to C3, then it’ll be time to mix things up a bit!

C3 W10. Week 42

October 6, 2012

I can’t believe it’s already been 10 weeks of challenge 3 already. Last week I was at 217. This week I’m at 216.2! I’m really excited about this coming week. I have a date this coming Friday. It will be the first one for me in over 3 years. Yeah, I should have done this over 2 years ago, but I guess better late than never.

Other than that its been a good week. It was a bit depressing watching the Orioles and Rangers last night. I was just thinking that it could have been the Pirates this year, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. Maybe next year….

Anyways, ready for the last two weeks now. Gotta finish strong.