This morning was one of the best in a long time. I was able to pray and have bible study with my wife – something that needs to become the top priority in my life – and then I got in a great workout!
My body felt sluggish, and I could have easily skipped my workout and made excuses. However, once I got started, I was motivated to push myself (maybe it was the fact that people were outside watching me, and I didn’t want to look like a fool)! Then I went back inside to do Debbie Siebers’ Slim In 6 workout, and even though those lunges and plies killed my legs, I got through it.
Then I went back outside to do my run. Don’t forget that since I’m a fat guy, I was not made to run. My “runs” are only about 3 tenths of a mile long, and I actually never even leave the parking lot of our complex (I still think it beats a gym membership). I usually run in an oval twice, as I did today. But as I started walked back to my home (after my jumping jacks) I noticed that I still had energy. So I decided to run around my “track” once more! About halfway through, I felt like I was going to collapse, but I still got through it.
Oh, I forgot to mention that it started raining pretty good by the time I went for my second run. Maybe that’s where my energy came from.
I ran for a total of 0.7 miles today!!! Yeah, I know that is nothing for most of you, but that was the most that I’ve ever run since I stopped playing sports in high school. Then once I got inside, I did my 14 minute stretching routine. I still had a tiny bit of energy left, so I decided to do another 10 push ups – I need to show more progress if I’m going to win the 100 push ups challenge!
Week 2 Weigh In
After my week 1 weigh in, I was 280lbs. I knew that I wouldn’t be able to keep up that fast pace, and I really didn’t know what to expect this time.
After I came in from my workout, I jumped on the scale – expecting to see that I gained weight or something – and it said…
This means that I only lost 0.8 lbs over the last 7 days. It is a little disappointing, but since I deviated from my normal eating plan for three of those days (Thanksgiving, my birthday, and home group at church), I didn’t expect the same results as last week.
Since I’ve kept up with my workouts for the most part, and my eating has been pretty good (even when people took me out), I am very confident that this number will drop next week!
I am tracking my workouts and diet every day in a great software program that we purchased, and I am on track to meet my goal (to lose 100lbs by June 2012).
I’m about to hit “publish” so I can go do another set of push ups before bed!
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