Weigh in didn’t go as well as I had hoped on Monday, I weighed in after not having a very good day on Sunday. I went to dinner with Liz’s family and then went to a birthday party and had a piece of cake and some drinks. All in all I ended up weighing in at 287 so according to the scale I gained three pounds. I was a little sad about this but then I remembered that this is only one measurement. I have to admit that today I hoped on the scale this morning while Liz was in the shower and it showed me at 285. So I think it is important to remember that the scale isn’t the end all be all of how healthy you are. I have plateaued but it isn’t as bad as it seems because I have been working a lot. I think it is important to not over react to one number but take note that if it isn’t what you expected there is probably reasons for it. Also if the day before your weight you worked out a lot or went out for a night of drinking your weight could be off by quite a bit. I think it important to keep that in mind. Now with that being said I do need to tighten up my diet and press through this plateau I have been in the 280’s for a long time now.
I have started trying to do cardio every day and doing weight training every other day. Since the weather is so lousy out right now I have been mainly doing the bike. There are a lot of signs that I am getting healthier though. My back feels so much better than it did before. When stretching I can really feel the difference, I can grab my whole foot when doing stretches. My quads have a little bit of definition, my arms are looking better and slowly the man boobs are tightening up. Just need to stay the course. I am off to Orlando for the rest of the week. They have a 24 hour fitness center here and I am going to try to utilize it as much as possible. I also managed to remember to bring my swim suit so I am definitely going to do some swimming in the pool after the workout. Today’s workout is going to be the first time I have done it. It is as follows
Each exercise for three minutes:
Prone Medicine Ball Pass
As many rounds as you can do, it says 5-6 rounds makes you a hero. I have serious doubts that I will be able to get that done. If the hotel gym doesn’t have a medicine ball or a kettlebell I am going to do the tiger lilly workout which is a body weight only exercise. After I do that I will then try to follow that up with 60 minutes of cardio. I want to do cardio every day from here until August.
Next week Sunday is a big football day, so I am a little concerned about Monday’s weight totals, I am hoping to get so far ahead this week that on Sunday I can’t do too much damage. Going to make hamburgers for the group, with homemade bacon that I will be smoking on Saturday. Anyway I will post how I am doing working out this week.