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Diet starts at sunrise and I’m ready!

Surprise! I’m back again and it’s before waiting six months!

I never thought I’d say this but…. I completed my first 5k on Saturday!! My time wasn’t anywhere near impressive but I didn’t finish last which was my only goal. I was 83 out of 89. I have another one in two weeks so I’m pretty excited to beat my first time or place. For anyone who has always dreamed of doing a 5k but want to wait until they are in better shape, I recommend to just sign up. If anything it will only further motivate you to continue on your weight loss journey and it’s fun. Even if you can’t run for more than 30 seconds they make 5k’s where you can either walk or run so there is no excuse not to meet your goals.

I forgot to mention in my last post that I made a “bet” that I will lose 4% of weight in 4 weeks for money on Dietbet. Someone mentioned that they were going to do this a couple weeks ago and I finally checked it out and it appears to be legit. What better way to motivate yourself then money??? I could probably lose 10 lbs in a week and a half so I’m feeling extremely confident! This is another reason I am starting my diet tomorrow. I took my measurements and before pictures once again. They are pretty similar to my last pictures I posted so I decided I’m not going to share them until my next update for comparison. I will, however, post my current measurements because I am currently at my fluffiest.

Weight: 201 lbs (4% of my weight would bring me to 193lbs)

Biceps: 14.25”

Chest: 43”

Stomach: 45.5”

Waist: 43.5”

Hips: 47”

Thighs: 27.25”

Calves: 17”

I made Keto Chow shakes to take to work tomorrow. I have four more shakes and then I can start drinking the newer formula that Chris Bair invented. It uses Acacia Gum fiber instead of the Psyllium Husk powder which makes it really smooth. I have a feeling I will like this formula much better making it easier for me to be successful with my diet.

My classes resume Tuesday  so I will be updating in a week or two depending on how I adjust to my new schedule. See you later!

 

 

 

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Happy New Year! (Life Update)

Hello! Obviously I have yet to figure out how to keep up with this blog. Therefore, it should not surprise you that I haven’t made any progress losing weight. In fact, as of yesterday, I have exceeded my maximum weight by a pound (201 lbs). I still refuse to give up! With that being said, I will now catch you up on the last 5 months of my life.

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Christmas 2016 I’m on the right (I think this picture will be good for comparing results later on)

I am about to start my 3rd semester of college. This is relevant to my weight loss journey because while I am in school, it makes it extremely difficult to eat healthy. I work 8am-5pm on weekdays and have school 6pm-10m Monday through Thursday. I gained most of my weight back because I wouldn’t eat much during the day so I would be starving after I get out of class at night. This resulted in me stopping at Mcdonalds on the way home and eating enough for two and then going to bed.

It is also very difficult to find time to exercise while I’m in school. My weekdays are already full and I still have to find time to study. The only way I can see exercise fitting into my schedule is if I work out in the morning before work. Me trying to get up early is equivalent to a child trying to give a cat a bath… It just doesn’t work. All I know is this is going to be a rough semester!

I put Keto Chow on hold a while ago (Check out Keto Chow… What is it?). I kept convincing myself that I’ll start after the next weekend. Then it was I’ll start after Thanksgiving… Then Christmas… Then I’ll start on the New Year. It never did happen, after all, I’m an excellent procrastinator.

So what’s next? I will be starting a ketogenic diet on January 16, 2017. You may be wondering what is so special about that date… (probably not, but as usual, I’m going to tell you anyways)

Back in November, it was around 2 am when I had the bright idea to sign up for two 5k’s and a half-marathon. I’ve been dreaming of completing a marathon for years now and I felt like it would never happen. At this rate, it wouldn’t. I said fuck it and just signed up.

I have been using the c25k app to help me train for my first 5k which just so happens to be this Saturday. I was not very consistent in the beginning of the program so I fell behind (Surprise Surprise!). I am currently on week 5 and the longest I have run/walked is 1.7 miles. I started out struggling to run for 90 seconds at a time and now I can run up to 5 minutes straight with only a little big of struggling! This may not seem like much but I am super proud of myself! I haven’t run for 5 minutes straight since high school which was about 5 1/2 years ago! ANNNNDDD….. I am on week 5 of something!

Look out world! I’m moving up in life!!!!

Back to why I’m waiting until Monday to start my diet…. My 5k came up fast after the New Year. I felt it would be best to wait until after my first 5k to change up my eating habits so I don’t mess up my stomach while my body is adjusting to ketosis. I also want to do more research on exercising on a ketogenic diet since my body will be fueling on fat which takes longer to digest and convert to energy.

That is pretty much all that’s happened since the August. I will try to post again by Jan. 22 the latest to give an update on how my first week of Keto Chow goes.

Also tofu shirataki noodles are the shit! I like to make a stirfry with soy sauce and it’s delicious. There is a good chance I go over my carb limit with the veggies but it’s still healthier than my usual go-to which is fast food. See you later 🙂

 

 

Day One of P90x3 Classic… Total Synergistics Review

I think I finally ran out of ideas to procrastinate starting. I was really trying to push it until tomorrow after work but my dear supportive girlfriend has talked me into doing it today as originally planned. She even put it in the DVD player for me! I’ve been procrastinating on every website I can think off, checking emails, smoking cigarettes, and watching t.v. trying to run out of time so I can have a legit reason (legit in my mind anyway) not to do it today. I even went to taco bell and got their XXL burrito, a soft taco, and a soda so I would be too full to work out… but that was over two hours ago so now my body is as ready as it will ever be to start the hardest physical challenge I will ever experience for the time being. In fact, I’m sitting here right now writing this before I start the program trying to kill time and to make this uncomfortable work out a future challenge and not a present one. Unfortunately, I’m running out of things to write about and I seriously doubt anyone wants hear me rambling on. Starting tasks I don’t feel comfortable or enjoy doing has always been a opportunity for me. Starting each day will probably be the biggest challenge for me out of this whole experience.

Do I really want to do this? Do I really want to push my mind and body through pain and discomfort? What am I so afraid of?

I guess I will have to break my first hurdle into baby steps.

Steps to start P90x3 For Lazy People:

  1. Go put on my work out clothes… That’s not too difficult… Just because I put them on doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll be working out… right? Sometimes you have to trick your brain…  Okay. I just accomplished step one!
  2. Next step… Set up first workout on the DVD player. Still an easy task that evolves almost no effort… Complete!
  3. Smoke a cigarette… Just because I can. In the process of quitting in case you are wondering as I know these are bad for me but today is not the day! One thing at a time! Complete!
  4. Fill up some bottles with ice cold H20. Okay I’ll be honest… I’m just trying to make up steps to delay the process. You know, I use to love working out… But let me tell you.. working out is NOT fun when you are not in shape… Any ways, I also set up all my equipment and got my p90x3 logs I printed off in May but never used. Complete!
  5. I press play on cold start… Just to get the vibe right before I start. (I’m just watching it… probably so I have an excuse to smoke my cigarette) It doesn’t look too bad… I think I might just live through this… Complete!
  6. Here goes nothing. Press…. play…. See you in 30 minutes!

Photo on 9-7-15 at 1.14 AM

Total Synergistics Review

I’m Back…. and believe it or not… I finished Day one of p90x3!

As everyone probably figured, it’s not as bad as I thought it’d be… I did work at my own pace seeing that I’m going from no exercise to an extreme workout program.

I would say that the hardest thing about total synergistics for me would be balancing. Also, I can not do a pull up but they had modified pull ups with either a chair or bands. I’ve tried both and I really don’t feel like it’s the same as doing an actual pull-up as far as difficulty goes but I guess we will see in a couple months if I can do a one or not. I would say my form was pretty bad for day one on everything but I’m not really too concerned about it because I know the more I stick to this program that I will get there. As far as filling out the worksheets goes… It’s pretty difficult when trying to learn the exercises so mine is more like an educated guess. For the weighted work outs I used weights 5 lbs and 10 lbs and they seemed perfect for my level of fitness.

I feel pretty good about myself knowing that I just took one of the biggest steps towards becoming the person I want to be and simply just completing day one. And just to let you know, it goes by REALLY fast… It doesn’t even feel like thirty minutes. They actually count the warmup in the 30 minutes so by the time you actually start the difficult stuff, you’re already 5 minutes in. I did regret that cigarette and I had acid reflux from the taco bell… No bueno.

My biggest advice is to just do it. Don’t think about… pop it in the DVD play or whatever you’re using and push play.

If you are a huge procrastinator, you can follow my above steps but it’s really not necessary as this workout is not that bad especially if you go at it in your own pace. I plan on taking it slightly easy the first week to learn the workouts and not scare myself away from completing the first week. Again, a little exercise is better than none…  Although I will be focusing more on the correct form as it’s important as to not sprain anything and to workout the correct muscles and what not.

I can do this!

Now it’s time for my Results and Recovery formula. I used this when I did the original P90X for a week and it seemed to work wonders for me as far as energy and not being as sore the next day. I was also doing cardio in the PM, my workouts in the AM and I worked my way up to jogging off and on for a couple miles at a metro park. I would definitely recommend this product! I see it more as a reward to push me through my work out.

Now I’m gonna hit the showers and then get some sleep.

See you tomorrow.

Mind and Body Pre-P90X3

Every so often I am going to post a mind and body update. This can be about anything from how I’m feeling physically to what is going through my mind at the moment or anything else that I feel fits in this category. Mostly this is for me to see my progress on my journey to the new me and see how much I changed mentally.

Starting out… I feel incredibly lazy. In fact, I really really don’t want to exercise let alone start and complete p90x3. I am not physically active, I can’t breathe after running for 30 seconds, and I eat fast food sometimes twice a day which I enjoy greatly. So what is making me force myself to do something I really have no interest in doing, you may ask?

Four things.

  1. I’m tired of my insecurities and lack of confidence because not only does it affect my view on myself, life and how i’m feeling but my relationship as well.
  2. I’m tired of feeling like shit constantly. I almost always feel bloated, exhausted, and slow. These are not good things to feel when you make your living sealing asphalt and get paid by how fast you complete each job. Not to mention it doesn’t help me feel any more confident about myself when I physically feel fat… if that’s a thing…
  3. I’m tired of it affecting my sex life.. maybe I should say lack of sex life… And we all know that is no bueno.
  4. I’m tired being boring. All I do is eat, watch tv, sleep A LOT and work.

What it comes down to is I’m tired. A person can only take so much and I’m finally standing up to myself and saying enough is enough! I want a different lifestyle. An adventurous one! I want to go canoeing and mountain climbing. I want to go hiking and biking. I want to complete marathons and triathlons! I want to experience the world! I want to feel sexy about my self and be proud of my body.

I’m almost 24 years old and I feel like my life is passing me by. I have so  many goals and aspirations yet nothing to show for them. I’m finally ready to change my life and all that starts with becoming a healthier, confident person.

I’m ready for the new me.