Everything hurts…

September 29, 2010

…in a good way. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I have been having some really focused lifts lately and it feels great. I missed being sore all over so much. It seems like such a sadistic thing to say, but the soreness feels amazing. That’s it – short and sweet today.



Good Decisions

September 22, 2010

Yesterday, after work I felt so drained.  I was sitting down, relaxing when I knew I should be preparing myself for lifting.  I sat there and decided – I am in no mood to lift, there is always tomorrow.  About 5 minutes after this choice – a terrible one I might add – I talked myself into actually lifting.  It was so unexpected.  An hour later I was soooo happy I decided to not sit around.  I felt amazing – I caught my second wind and was ready to do stuff with my life.  Those are my favorite lifting sessions because of how good you feel after.

I feel like by making one good decision, it leads to another.  Taking initiative and forcing yourself to make these decisions leads to a happy and healthier future for yourself and others.  As a pessimist, this kind of talk is unheard of :o.



September 2, 2010

I started this blog to share my journey with others.  After reading other people’s blogs, unlike everyone else, I feel like I don’t have a direction I’m going with it.  Right now I am just posting to post, but I don’t know what I want to post.   I guess it’s one of those things that will just happen over time and can’t be forced.

I was thinking maybe make it specifically about creating new recipes and how they aide in my weight loss?  Who knows.  I guess there will be a change here soon…maybe?  Until then…


Week 3 Begins…

August 16, 2010

Well, the weekend is over…and it seems like it flew by.  Our trip to Boston was rescheduled to this weekend, so I have something to work for this week.  This past weekend was overall a good one.  On Saturday I went to a buddies house and we had an intense game of wiffleball (yes, we can make wiffleball intense).  It was a lot of fun, I even managed to avoid the keg (which surprisingly wasn’t that hard).  After wiffleball we went down the shore to another buddies house.  I blew a CE on a few Jack on the rocks.  It has been two full weeks without a drink and it tasted like liquid gold (a very, very good thing), although I was on my ass after only three glasses, which for me is nothing, but I’m not complaining.

Fast forward to Sunday, everything was good.  I tried the P90x stretching and really liked it.  It made me realize I haven’t stretched that thoroughly in a while, if ever.  I usually just stretch a little before lifting so I don’t hurt myself.

Basically just relaxed until True Blood came on (my girlfriend loves it, which means I love it too :P…and I get to watch it every weekend!).  Did you ever watch a show so bad that when you’re sitting down right before the show starts and you say “at least it can’t be as bad as last week…”?  I have said that for the past 6, maybe 7 episodes (the only ones I have seen of the show), yet each episode gets progressively worse.  How..?  How is that possible?  Vampires are stupid.  OK, I feel better.

Today I had a small dilemma of whether or not I wanted to mix skim milk into my PWO shake which currently consists of just water and whey.  Decided that I am going to stick with just water for now.  Also, I tried to plan some things for Beantown this weekend.  Anyone have any places that I have to visit?  I want to get beans, just so I never have to go back to the Hell-hole that is Boston.


52 DC: Day 8

August 11, 2010

Man today’s weather was disgusting.  Well, it is the beginning of the second week of the Fall 52 DC.  So far so good.  I feel like my numbers are going as planned.  I have been doing P90x for the past two weeks.  Today I did Shoulders & Arms.  I sweat like a dog but I think I still need to up the intensity a little.  That being said…onto today’s numbers.

CE: 14/14/94
RT: 2/20
CT: 2/15
PG1: No beer
PG2: (Lose 15 pounds) 0/1

The real killer here is going to be the beer.  And honestly, it’s not even that bad.  During the week it is easy to not drink anything alcoholic.  On the weekends, however,  hanging out with friends and going to the bars…not so easy, but I get by.

All in all it has been barely over a week since I have been back into my healthy lifestyle.  I feel GREAT!  I have so much more energy than I did two weeks ago.  I am motivated to reach my goals and make new ones when I get there.  I am lucky to have an amazing girlfriend that is supporting me more than anyone has in the past.  I know I have a long journey ahead of me, but I am looking forward to conquering it head on.


Post #1

August 10, 2010

I never thought I would ever try blogging.  This is the journey of my weight loss.  Right now I am taking part in the 52 DC.  Let’s give it a shot and see how it goes.