HotRodAnglican's Transformation Challenge Thread
Originally Posted by RoidRage9
Weight this morning was 193 pounds, so that is 5 pounds down from my starting weight, in 10 days.
Leg workout this morning: neither my best nor my worst. I got through it okay.
On tap for tonight: cardio, I hope!
Cardio last night: 45 minutes, 3.5 mph @ 7% incline. 433 Calories burned.
Weight this morning: 193 pounds.
I was actually going to skip this morning's back/biceps workout, because I was so tired when the alarm rang. But when I finally got up and had my coffee, I found it was not too late to go to the gym, and felt more energetic, so I went.
GREAT workout! I'm so glad I didn't miss out on that!
Thats motivating for me to start doing cardio, even when I have the time for some reason I do not have the patience mentally to be a on treadmill or go outside and run for over 20 mins.
i hate running outside new kid.... I like doing cardio in gym, the eliptical or I do the treadmill HIIT style, I walk normal, then I do a speed walk all on incline.....and I think I drink 1 quart of water while there
Its the best when you finally get to the gym, do your workout and you are amazed that it actually went well and are happy you didnt miss it. I have found that if I just GO, worst case is I do some sets and get a pump but I made the effort Its got to be worth something.
im just gonna have to man up and get on the treadmills then lol
On weighing every day ...
Well, my weight this morning was up a pound, to 194 pounds.
I have had several people tell me not to weigh myself so often. Usually, their reasoning is that the normal day-to-day fluctuations, which will of course include some up-ticks in weight, may cause me to become depressed.
But as an engineer, my mind-set is that more data can never be a bad thing. I can make a sliding time-averaged filter in Excel if I want to smooth out the trends. Anyhow, I am not worried. I just need to keep to my plan.
AM Cardio: 45 minutes on the treadmill this morning.
3.7 mph @ 7% incline, 461 Calories burned.
Great chest / shoulders / triceps workout this morning.
Weight was 192 today.
Weight was 192 pounds again this morning. That makes 6 pounds lost in the 2 weeks since I started. That puts me a bit ahead of the 2 lbs/week pace I need to maintain through July 15th.
About to head out for another cardio session ...
Yesterday's cardio was challenging, because my tibialis anterior muscles cramped up on me most of the time. But I got in 45 minutes on the treadmill.
I am scheduled for a leg workout this morning, right after carbs and coffee.
This morning's weight: 192 pounds.
Yesterday's leg workout went well.
Well, my Easter cheat meal included a lot of carbs (for instance, my wife's cranberry cornbread, fabulous).
I was up 3 pounds to day, to 195 pounds.
At first glance, this would seem to have erased an entire week of progress. But I trust it is just a transitory gain, and I am hoping to be 191 or less by Saturday.
45 minutes of cardio on the treadmill this morning. 3.7 mph, 7.0% grade, 440 Calories burned. I had to start off slowly and build up to that speed, to avoid the muscles over my shins cramping as they did on Saturday.
I've been good with my alcohol use (or abuse) recently, but I have the scars to show that has not always been the case.
Originally Posted by HotRodAnglican
I've been setting the treadmill settings at 3.5 speed and 2.0 incline. Might have to increase the intensity, though. Seem to have stalled lately.
Originally Posted by HotRodAnglican
Hope all is going well (or better), good sir.
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Thanks, Curt. Things are going reasonably well.
Weight this morning was 191 pounds. A nice number, but I think I am dehydrated from yesterday. I need to make sure and get all my water in today.
I will try another cardio this morning. My body seems to have the reaction, "Wait, didn't we just do this??"
This is where the doubt comes in.
Weight this morning: 194 pounds.
My temptation is to think that nothing good is going on with my body, and that I am way behind schedule.
I try to think of any ways in which I have sabotaged myself, and all I can think of is a half cup of dry oatmeal here and there, and several handfuls of peanuts over the last few days. I will work to cut out those peanuts first; they are not on my plan.
Still, I would have thought that as much cardio as I've been doing, my weight (or waist measurement) would have started declining a bit more.
Nothing to do but stay the course and wait and see.
Maybe THIS is my problem ...
I keep wondering why my metabolism won't kick up into a higher gear, and then I thought of this as a plausible explanation:
Originally Posted by HotRodAnglican
we are all feeling it.... i am just hoping my waist doesnt go UP while I am bulking up cuz it is a bitch to take off!
Keep up your good work.....
Yeah, I cannot figure this out. My body must be in its final stages of rebellion before caving to my demands.
Originally Posted by carmineb
This morning's weight was 195 pounds, up another pound. Doh!
Last night's cardio: 45 minutes on treadmill, 462 Calories burned.
Chest/shoulders/triceps this morning.
Weightlifting workout went pretty well. I'm a bit down about my numbers not going up on the various lifts. But I felt good and got a really nice pump.
I'm still a fatass, though. Working on that.
I theoretically could have gotten in another cardio last night (because my band practice was cancelled), but I was dog tired, and my knee was hurting, so I skipped it.
I'll do a cardio this morning. Then, I have a back workout planned for early tomorrow morning. I am scheduled to re-incorporate deadlifts, which I dropped a while back.
Weight was 193 pounds this morning, so moving back in the proper direction.
I took today as a rest day and had a cheat meal, because my son won an automotive design award, and we went out to eat to celebrate that.
Back at it tomorrow!
Doh! I'm back up to 195 pounds this morning! I've gotten basically nowhere on this Transformation yet. This week is make-or-break for me.
Originally Posted by Curt James
Was really strict on myself yesterday.
Afternoon cardio: 464 calories.
Back to 193 pounds this morning. Down to 36.5" circumference around my belly.
Body feels tighter over all; I think I'm finally moving in the right direction.
So far, so good. I really have to make this week count.
I incorporated deadlifts back into my back workout this morning. Everything felt good.
45 minutes of treadmill cardio this morning ... Legs tomorrow morning.
Looks like you are bustin Butt. Nice to see another old timer in the contest!
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Doing great I would sweat the weight flucuations. MIne goes up and down 5 pounds daily. I would automaticaly contribute to fat gains, most likley water stress etc. Just keep working away youll get where you want.
Originally Posted by jagbender
I don't go up and down that much; usually 3 pounds. But you're totally right - it's just a mind game. I can't become distracted by the scale. I just need to show up at the gym and keep to the plan.
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