Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by blowedupmotor87, Dec 29, 2015.
Forgot to post yesterday, I'm at 211.
Down to 213 this morning! 9lb down from when I started the intermittent fasting.
212, back up a pound
What is your goal Chris
I'd like to get to 195, but I'm okay where I'm at. I'm not as strict with my diet as I was. I'm eating more carbs now and trying to build muscle.
The last few weeks I've been stressed out and not sleeping well, so I know that's part of the reason I've stalled out.
Late on weigh-in. Still at 209.
Fridays weigh-in......208. It's been a long time since I've weighed less than 210. But a lot more to go.
Late to the party again. Working a lot hours.
Last Friday weigh-in.....207
With the Holidays coming up and good food............ We're all gonna need it.
I'm now down to 252, but the real good news is that my BP is down to a healthy level 116/69. When I started back in July I was hovering between stage 1 and 2 of hypertension
260 no motivation to do anything about it. Wife won't join me in eating better. No friends to lean on around here. I was lifting light weights to help with some shoulder pain I was having. It helped, but I lost drive to do that too. I feel lost.
@GWeakland620 ......what's it gonna take to get you going? I'll be glad to be your motivator. But understand that I want honesty. I know that I will get that from you. Are you ready?
Me and the Kim work out 5-6 days a week. Been doing this for 3 months now. It really is easier to have someone to work out with so if the wife isn't into it, or not motivated enough, tell her that a grandpa and grandma are out doing her.
It really is a life changing event. But we made it a habit to stick with it and the results are amazing.
I asked Kim, about 2 months ago, if she thought we'd be working out as long as we have. She said "No, not really". It surprised her that I actually did what I said I would do. I surprised myself but I made a promise that I would keep up with this for our health. And it works. It sucks sometimes....but it does work.
Want to play along? Good. Then let's get together and set up a schedule and get started.
This is our schedule:
Monday: Chest and triceps. I do 50 push ups to start my routine. I do one set of 20, then 2 sets of 15. Kim does ab work (usually knee to elbow, or bicycle). Then we do two chest exercises and two tricep exercises. 10-12 reps and 3 sets. (Before the rotator cuff repair I couldn't do a singe push up. After the surgery and when we started this regime I started with 30 push ups (3 sets of 10....Now I'm up to 50 and getting ready to go to 60.)
Tuesday: Back and Biceps. I do 50 push ups and Kim does ab work . Then one back exercise and 3 bicep exercises.
Wednesday: Leg and Abs. I do 50 push ups and Kim does ab work. Then two leg exercises and two ab workouts.
Thursday: Shoulders. I do 50 push ups and Kim does ab work. Then four shoulder exercises.
Friday: Start back over with Monday routine.
Saturday: Go to Tuesday routine.
Sunday: Off day.
There are some weeks that get thrown off because of my work schedule. And we don't get the entire workout routine like we want. But we pick up on the next available day and keep going.
We've been doing this for 3 months and see/feel the results.
We keep a chart of what we do and the weights involved. We log everything on every workout day. That also helps keep us motivated.
I'll post pics of what I'm taking about tomorrow.
If the wife doesn't want to participate, it's OK. Just turn on some music that you like, get pumped, and get started. Maybe after she sees the change in your body she may get motivated. Who knows.
But it really takes a little bit of time. For us, 45-60 minutes per session, per day. That's it.
So what do you say? You in?
I hear you. I didn't have someone here to diet with either. While my friends kept telling me I was doing good, they weren't trying to do anything with me.
Don't let that discourage you. You aren't doing it for them. Getting healthy can only happen if you do it for YOU.
I wish I lived close enough to come with you. I can only encourage you from afar. Please have faith in yourself, I have never heard of anyone being upset with getting healthy. Just set an achievable goal, baby steps. Remember not putting on any more weight is the first goal.
You can do it...
Oh, and I'm back down to 211
@GWeakland620 ......forgot to mention........I know it's hard to set up a schedule when you have little ones to tend to. I sometimes forget how hard it can be since all our little ones have grown and moved out. But don't give up. We're here to help in any way we can.
I can't get my wife to go along but I'm not doing it for her. I'm doing this for myself. Because I don't want to have a heart attack or completely waste my knees. And because I feel better about myself when I'm lighter.
We're here for you though! This thread and friends online help a lot. Message me here or FB or IG and I'll encourage and help if I can! Well prop each other up!
This weekend was about mental recuperation rather than physical so I say over did the eating. Three mornings at our favorite pancake house and two nights fixing surf and turf for the wife and myself on the grill at our rental cabin. But I'm picking back up with the intermittent fasting in the morning!
215 on the scale the AM. +2lb over the weekend.
Doing good today. No snacking and only 1.5hr left till lunch.
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