This past week has been a very good one. For my workout on Christmas Eve, I decided to increase the number of reps on a couple of exercises and I also added a few more things to my circuit!
My last few days of work before Christmas were particularly tough. I was extremely busy, so I wasn’t able to eat as often as I would like (I try to eat every 2 hours or so). Also, I didn’t pack lunch so I had to be creative and disciplined in order to eat healthy while eating out. I guess it helps that I am always trying to eat healthy on a budget – even when it comes to groceries. Even with a healthy lunch, I still had to deal with cookies, brownies, and other goodies in our office all week long!
The weekend was much better. I ate well on Saturday – I didn’t want to waste my workout. Then came Christmas 😯 . Because of how the day went, we didn’t have time to eat before the church service (which was great). We actually didn’t eat anything until about 5:30 or so. I had macaroni & cheese, turkey, collard greens, green beans, and butternut squash. Then for dessert I had some of the best banana pudding on this side of the Mississippi! We then we to another gathering with some friends, but we didn’t eat. Unfortunately, I ate leftovers once we got home that night (ok, it was more like 3am)!
I had a great workout yesterday, which left me a little stiff. I had about 800 calories for dinner – this wasn’t on purpose, I just got a late start since I fell asleep after 4am! Then I conducted some research for my business and got some rest. Since I was off again today, I was able to dedicate a couple of hours to working out – no, I didn’t workout for 2 hours straight, but that’s how long everything took (setting up the music, changing, etc).
Here is what I did today:
Overall, this is what did:
- 15 Minute – Warm Up/Stretch
- 75 Ball Slams
- 200 Lunges
- 50 Push Ups
- 100 Squats
- 30 Full-Body Sit Ups
- 105 Crunches (60 Oblique & 60 Regular)
- Running ~ 13:49 for .81 Mile
- Post Workout Stretch – 14 Minutes
This workout lasted for about 90 minutes and I felt great after doing it. My body is pretty stiff after doing the workout and stretch, and I feel worn out – but I have a lot of energy! That is one of the biggest benefits to my workouts, I have a lot of energy afterwards.
I have only had to deal with itchy legs when walking or running once or twice in the last 6 weeks, so maybe that problem is behind me (I really hope so)!?
Now On To The Weigh In
Week 0 (First Weigh In) – 287
Week 1 -280.0
Week 2 – 279.2
Week 3 – 278.0
Week 4 – 276.4
Week 5 – 270.8
Week 6 – 269.0
So, even though I only lost 1.8 lbs in the past week, I am very happy with this number. This is the first time in a very long time that I have dropped under 270!!! The more I move away from the 270’s, the happier I will be. I hope I can keep this up, and that others will want to join me in chronicling their health journey (if you do, then contact me about creating a profile on this site).
I already started putting up videos from my push ups challenge, so be sure to take a look at YFS & Mike P, as well as Adam & Andy! I will have more videos go up this week, and then put up the last few early next week. I hope you stick around to give everyone some encouragement.
Hopefully, the words, “I can’t lose weight“, will never come out of my mouth (or keyboard) again!
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