Let’s be honest, that title is true, but more importantly it just gives me an opportunity to use incremental and infinitesimal in the same sentence.
I am proud of three weeks worth of progress! Here are my stats from this morning:
27 min – elliptical
350 – calories burned (according to machine)
14 – elbow stabilization lifts
30 – true crunches
20 – “girl push-ups” (arms were on fire)
I have had access to a gym here at the building I am currently working in. It’s been great! So, I come in around 6am work out for about 30 min, take a shower, and go to work. I wonder what I will do when I don’t have access to this facility, but for now I will focus on what’s important, I do have it!
I worked out in work boots this morning! I left my running shoes in my other car at the repair shop. So, I improvised with my only other pair of “cushioned” shoes/non-dress shoes. They did great, although I would not want to run any real distance in them. I am glad a little issue like shoes wasn’t able to stop progress.
On the scale front I had a little setback from 220 on a digital scale to 228 and now after three weeks I am back to 222 with some hard work ahead to get to my goal of 210 on a digital scale. It is achievable, attainable, and “insert perfect word here”!!!
Thanks to my wife and family for constant support and encouragement! I hope someone else reading this blog is encouraged too, YOU CAN DO IT!
I posted my VERY ambitious goals and have started working on them. How quickly I discovered that my desire to eat healthy is much stronger than my desire to “work” on fitness goals! Not to mention I feel like the 90lb weakling in a 200lb body!
So, for those not blessed enough to witness my “workout”, which would be everyone but my wife and kids; let me fill you in on the sorted details.
I am up to ten push-ups, AWESOME!, 10 “girl push-ups” as my oldest son calls them….. I still consider it a triumph since I can do 10 of them twice in the same day. FYI the first day I did “girl” push-ups I had to recover for three days due to my arms being so sore.
Now, sit-ups have not gone so quickly either. I have worked my way up to one set of 20 “half” crunches. That’s because I don’t have the abdominal strength to do a whole crunch or a full sit-up without putting myself on the disabled list. Hey, gotta start somewhere, right!?!
The last part of my phased implementation plan (as if I had a choice but to start slowly) is the elbow stabilization. While it may sound simple and relatively easy, I assure you that my big toe makes this maneuver complicated! Yea I ain’t afraid to admit my big toe hurts, I may not be forty yet, but I am man enough to admit that. I have gout in my toe and though the GREENS and RELIEF from IT WORKS! (Leave a message if you want more info on those products) Help tremendously, putting direct pressure on the toe hurts terribly. However, I push through and have worked up to 6 of these beauties! Yep, I’m the man….. LOL!!! It’s a start, if nothing else.
Oh, almost forgot I can run up three flights of stairs one time without passing out for lack of oxygen and lead a thirty Minute soccer practice for 8 y.o. Without having a week of soreness to recover from.
I gotta run, or slowly walk in all honesty, so please pray for me that I don’t injure myself or anyone around me along the rest of this fitness journey! Have an awesome day.
Here are the new goals, no fluff, no hype, no explanations:
1) weigh 210 on a digital scale ( seems to be 10+ pounds difference)
2) Do 100 crunches each day over a 5 day period.
3) 5 sets of 10 v-ups each day for 5 day period
4) 5 sets of 10 elbow stabilizations each day for 5 day period
5) 100 push-ups each day for a 5 day period
6) 5 sets of 10 leg lifts each day for a 5 day period
7) walk 1 and run 1 – 5k within the next year.
There you have them, ambitious for me for sure!