so you had a bad day… (la la la)

12 02 2008

I’m taking a break from studying. I think I may pull an all nighter. I got a big test tomorrow in my Bio Psych class.

Today was not a good day for running. I am sure most people have them. This morning we woke up early, hit the gym about 5:50 am, and went straight to the treadmill. After the first mile, I started feeling a bit dizzy. I tried to push through it, but ended up in the bathroom minutes later, losing the orange I had eaten previously. Needless to say, I didn’t make it to 3 miles. Tomorrow is a day or rest, hopefully Wednesday will look better.





a busy week, ending in some weight loss

10 02 2008

My schedule is definety getting hectic, but unlike my blog postings, my workouts haven’t been skipped. A small rundown of last week:

  1. Ran 2.5 miles 4 times (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday)
  2. Strength Training on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Tuesday and Thursday’s workouts were with a personal trainer. I think I will be hiring Tuesday’s trainer on a permanent, twice a week, schedule.
  3. Went Long Boarding on Friday for a few miles
  4. Helped my Aunt Move into an upstairs apartment.

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So today, I weighed in today. As you can see, I lost .9lbs. Not really what I wanted or expected, but it was a loss none the less. Also, I lost 2.5 inches this past week. Once I start with the trainer, he is going to put me on a nutrition plan, and I am hoping that will keep me going down the scale.

By the way, I am tracking my progress on weight loss and inches is being kept at gimme20.com. You can see my profile here.





motivation

4 02 2008

this morning when running 2.5 miles, all I kept telling myself is that by the time the marathon comes, I will have trained with a 50 lb. tire around my waist.





week 5

3 02 2008

Okay… enough crying. So I didn’t lose weight this back week. I wasn’t expecting an 60lb January. I am in this for the duration of the year.

This week we are scheduled to run 2.5 miles, 4 times, yoga twice, and I am going snowshoeing again on Friday. But with the encouragement of my wife, I am taking the next step in my battle to rid myself of my fat shell. This week I will be making appointments to see 4 different personal trainers and figure out which one I will be seeing on a regular basis. Here are the four in question:

  1. Fitness Together
  2. Fit Trainer 1on1
  3. Tranzform
  4. Velocity Sports Performance




What? Are you kidding me?

2 02 2008

I went to the gym 6 times this week. I ran 2 miles, 4x, I went to Yoga class twice, and I did strength training twice. Yesterday not only did I go snowshoeing, I went to the gym ran my 2 miles and did 108 crunches. I cut back on all my bad food choices and made healthy ones. All of that to gain weight?

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Isn’t it odd that after seeing that I have gained weight, all I want to do is stuff my face?





snowshoeing… and more…

1 02 2008

What a beautiful day to snowshoe. I love Yosemite. Unfortunately we were only able to get a 3 mile hike in because my friend’s snowshoe broke. it was just enough to wet my taste buds to snowshoeing, and I loved it. I enjoy hiking quite a bit. Snowshoeing is similar, yet their is something different about the surroundings. Something beautiful about the snow and something peaceful about being pretty much isolated from most people.

Since our hike got cut short, my wife, withdrew her support of me skipping my scheduled run today, so I also hit the gym and ran 2 miles. All I got to say is that I better get some pay off tomorrow on the scale.

I hope you enjoy the photos..

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The Week of Cross training

31 01 2008

On top of our 4 days of running, my wife and I decided to add some days on. Like I mentioned before, we started Yoga. We plan on doing that twice a week. We went to Yoga class tonight prior to “Lost”, and I can see myself actually sticking to this class.

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But my title wouldn’t be too accurate if my only cross training was Yoga, now would it? Well, tomorrow, my friend Aaron and I, are heading up the highway to the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range and going Snowshoeing. For those who don’t know, it seems like hiking in the snow, with weird shoes that make you think of Eskimos. I’m excited. I love hiking. The mountains are beautiful. And getting away, out of the city, is always relaxing. Check back, tomorrow night, for hopefully some beautiful photos.

If I don’t make it back alive, thanks for all your support. Aaron should be able to keep alive for a while. He is a rugged dude, he is a firefighter, and he plenty of meat (my butt) to feed on.





Yoga anyone?

30 01 2008

So last night Tokunbo and I went to a Yoga class that our gym offers. I have done Yoga before, specifically Bikram Yoga (yoga done in a room that is 105 temp). This was a tad bit different. My last experience with Yoga was at a location that only did Yoga, and they invested into you as a customer, last night was at our local Gym. In theory I enjoy Yoga. I would love to become more flexible. I love how you feel energized after yoga. However, I have two thoughts after last night:

  1. It’s really hard to practice yoga when the leader is speaking into a microphone and all you hear is mumbling. I found myself in weird positions having to look up to see what he was saying.
  2. Fat stomach gets in the way of stretching. At some points, it actually hurt having my stomach fold over itself 3 times over

I will continue to attend this class, and hopefully overtime my gut will become less of an issue.





first time

28 01 2008

Today for the first time since starting this journey, I questioned myself. Why the heck am I doing this? We only ran 2 miles this morning, and as we were approaching the 2 mile mark, I thought to myself, “I am only 1/13 done with a marathon”. I know I am not the only one to question themselves, however it was a tad bit discouraging.

Anyone else question themselves when starting out with a goal?





emotional eater

27 01 2008

We all know that losing weight isn’t about just working out. It also has to do with eating right. We all get that, I know. A bit of honesty here…. I am an emotional eater. I didn’t gain this large bit of insulation due to following in love with food late in life. I ate my way through difficult times these past couple years. So this year isn’t just going to be about will power on the trail or treadmill, it’s also going to be about hitting the roots of why I turn to food late at night when I am lonely, hurt, or sad.