254.8 Post Corona Update

Doing pretty good, got an unexpected comment from Personal Trainer Chris. I was talking about how after the hike up Mount Cabot I was feeling pretty good, he replied “Ya dude your fit now”. I was actually feeling pretty rough physically.

4 of July weekend I went a little crazy and then I had a bit of a fight with my fiancé Liz and wasn’t sleeping so it was a nice time to get a compliment.

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It was a good hike, long and it was quite humid but it was worth the trip. I will do a full post on that. I just wanted to get back into the habit of posting.

Weigh in Wednesday!

Last years progress. Trying to make sure we don’t give back all the progress I have made.

Refocused on my diet and and exercise luckily we have seen some trending down, I haven’t weighed myself for the last two weeks and there was a peak in there.

On Nov 28th I weighed 273.2 I did a little bit of sticking my head in the sand over my birthday (December 11th, only 356 more shopping days). I went back to eating low carb high protein decent amount of fat. Three meals, no snacks and I spoke with my job and they are going to let me go to the gym in the middle of the day which is very nice!

Now that I have the food figured out for now, the battle is never truly done. I went to the gym for the first time in a long time. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. http://www.weightymatters.ca/2018/12/successful-weight-management-may-depend.html This article shows talks about a study in how black and white thinking can lead to weight loss. When I was at my most successful I was not saying “Oh well I can’t be perfect I will binge for the rest of the day and start fresh tomorrow.” Just consistently doing the best you can and not getting a case of the “fuck its” and blowing all your progress over a weekend. As you can see from the above weight I had a nasty case of the fuck its for a few months. Now we are back and ready to focus and get back to just making good decisions.

I went to the planet fitness near work and was able to get through an hour on the arc trainer. I think it went well considering that I haven’t been on a cardio machine in a while. 

I am enthused by how good my legs feel today. Saturday I am hiking the entire Skyline Trail in Blue Hills in Milton, MA that should be like 12-14 miles. It is a good training hike for some of the crazier trails in the white mountains, the best part is it is 20 minutes or so from my house.

Going to head there again today! Going to do some arm workouts as well, gotta work out everything!

The goal has been set for the start of 2019

I wanted to start out my first post in the revamped blog to state my next goal. I am going to try to complete the Presidential Traverse both north and south bound in two days and three nights.

Almost 40 miles and 17,000 feet of elevation

It is going to be a pretty brutal challenge, but the good thing about this challenge is it is two nights. I am also going to make sure we have a car at the turn around point so if we want to bail and only do half, an accomplishment in it’s own right, we will not have to hitch hike back.

After speaking with my personal trainer, Chris. we are going to modify the training that I have been doing lately. We have been doing a lot of HIT circuits and instead of doing three strength exercises we are doing two exercise routines with 2 minutes of jogging as the third exercise.

I am really looking forward to trying this new training style. I think it will be good for hiking and I like the thought of combining the cardio and the strength, doing them separately takes up a lot of time.  If anyone out there has any suggestions on different body weight exercises to try I will be happy to do them.