Day 36 of fitness plan

Either my scale is really messed up or I’ve gained 7.5 pounds in two days. Today is my last day of birthday celebrations. We’re going over to my parents today, so I’ll get back on the wagon tomorrow. Meanwhile, I’m hoping the scale is just wrong.

I ran 1.9 miles today and it was pretty easy, so I’m definitely getting into better shape despite what the scale says.

Weight:287.0 pounds

Exercise:Week 6 Day 1 of the couch-to-5k plan.

Yesterday’s water:One 20-ounce bottles of tap water.

Yesterday’s WW points:?? (Skipped breakfast, ate lunch at Taco Via, ate birthday dinner of Chicken & Noodles, mashed potatoes, and peas at my in-laws’ house. Didn’t attempt to count points at all.

Day 35 of fitness plan

Birthday’s are hell on a person’s good health intentions.

Weight:?? pounds. (forgot to weigh)

Exercise:Day off from pushups and running. Took Ollie out for an hour long walk in the woods. There was no exertion involved at all.

Yesterday’s water:Zero 20-ounce bottles of tap water.

Yesterday’s WW points:?? (Skipped breakfast, ate lunch at Gates BBQ, ate dinner at 54th St Grill and Bar. Didn’t attempt to count points at all.

Day 34 of fitness plan

I’ve fallen off the wagon diet-wise. I ate half of a Mexican pizza from Funhouse for dinner last night and had three donuts as a mid-afternoon snack. Today doesn’t look to be any better as it’s my birthday and I plan to go to Gates BBQ for my favorite meal: Turkey-on-bun(on bread) with fries.

It looks like I’ll have to repeat week 3 of the push-up plan. I wasn’t able to finish any of this week’s workouts so I guess I’ll stay at week 3 until I can all the workouts.

Weight:279.5 pounds

Exercise:Week 3 Day 3 of the hundredpushups.com. 5 sets(11,13,8,6,4)

Yesterday’s water:Zero 20-ounce bottles of tap water.

Yesterday’s WW points:??

Day 33 of fitness plan

I finally got to the day in my running plan where there isn’t any walking. Up until now, it’s been alternating sequences of walking and jogging, but today it was all jogging. I did 20 minutes with the treadmill set on 4.5 mph. For you math whizzes, that means that I ran 1.5 miles. By the time I was done, I was sweating like a horse despite the fact the garage isn’t heated.

I’m pretty sure that I couldn’t have run a mile and a half a month ago without stopping.

Weight:279.0 pounds

Exercise:Week 5 Day 3 of the couch-to-5k plan

Yesterday’s water:Two 20-ounce bottles of tap water.

Yesterday’s WW points:?? (I ate dinner at Culvers in Lee’s Summit and didn’t even try to keep track of points.)

Day 32 of fitness plan

Looks like I’m going to have to repeat week three of the pushup plan. I just can’t seem to make it through the whole workout.

Weight:280.0 pounds

Exercise:Week 3 Day 2 of the hundredpushups.com plan. 5 sets (10,12,3,4,4)

Yesterday’s water:One 20-ounce bottles of tap water.

Yesterday’s WW points:37 (41 food points – 4 activity point)

Day 31 of fitness plan

I’ve made it through a full-month of exercising every day and I’m feeling like I’m in better shape. Now, I’m just waiting for the weight to start dropping off as I continue to be faithful to my diet.

Weight:282.0 pounds

Exercise:Week 5 Day 2 of couch-to-5k plan. On the treadmill, I did a 5 minute warm-up walk at 3.0 mph, jogged for 8 minutes at 4.5 mph, walked for 5 minutes at 3.0 mph, jogged for 7 minutes at 4.5 mph, jogged for 1 minute at 5.0 mph.

Yesterday’s water:Three 20-ounce bottles of tap water.

Yesterday’s WW points:39 (40 food points – 1 activity point)

Day 30 of fitness plan

Michelle and I went to a Christmas party yesterday at Brian and Angela Morris’s house. We had a good time, and I ate lots of good stuff there. I didn’t even attempt to count my Weight Watchers points. Then we went to Lola’s 2nd birthday party at Brandon and Emily’s house and I had cake and ice cream there. I guess I’ll just have to get back on the wagon today and try to undo the damage I did.

I finally managed to move up to week 3 of the push-up plan, but I didn’t make it through the prescribed work-out. My shoulders are killing me, but I’m going to push on through.

In college, I took a weight-lifting class to satisfy my PE requirement, and the biggest thing I remember is that they way to improve is to push yourself to the point of failure. I really gained a lot of muscle that semester, so maybe it’s a good thing that I can’t quite do the push-up workout.

Weight:281.0 pounds

Exercise:Week 3 Day 1 of hundredpushups.com plan. 5 sets(10,11,2,3,4)

Yesterday’s water:Zero 1-liter bottles of tap water. I never bothered to look for my water bottle and ended up just drinking Diet Coke all day.

Yesterday’s WW points:I have no idea.

Day 29 of fitness plan

We went to Olive Garden last night to celebrate my mother-in-law’s birthday, which means I had to rely on my activity points to stay within my daily Weight Watchers limit of 39 points. Linguine ala marinara is on their Garden Fare list but it was still 11 points.

I did my progress test for the hundredpushups.com plan today and I finally managed to do 16 in a row without stopping, so I can finally move up to week 3 tomorrow. I’ve doubled my max number of push-ups in four weeks, but I’m a little disappointed that I haven’t been able to keep up with the plan.

As for the running, it still seems pretty easy and I might push myself a little harder if I knew my limits better. Instead I just take it fairly easy so that I make sure I can finish. Today, I cranked up the speed on the treadmill for that last minute, so I guess I’ll just have to wait until the end of a run to see how I feel and then push myself at the end.

Weight:279.0 pounds

Exercise:Week 5 Day 1 of the couch-to-5k plan.

Yesterday’s water:Zero 1-liter bottles of tap water. I never bothered to look for my water bottle and ended up just drinking Diet Coke all day.

Yesterday’s WW points:39 (43 food points – 4 activity points)

Day 28 of fitness plan

Six days in a row that I haven’t cheated on my diet. Michelle and I went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner up in Liberty after Jake’s basketball game last night, and I was sorely tempted to get a big ol’ prime rib and mashed potatoes, but I was a good boy. I settled for chicken breast and steamed vegetables. It was a hell of a lot cheaper too.

I was also surprised to discover that the side salad had more points in it than the chicken. The salad had croutons, eggs, cheese, and Italian dressing for a total of about 10 points. If I had just had lettuce and with fat-free dressing, it would have been zero points.

Weight:278.0 pounds

Exercise:Today is my weekly day-off from both the pushup plan and the running plan, so I just took Ollie for a long walk again. I walked from home through the woods all the way up to Truman Road and Swope Drive where all the road construction is. It took about 45 minutes.

Yesterday’s water:One 1-liter bottle of tap water. Oops, I left the bottle in the back of the car and just totally forgot to drink the second liter.

Yesterday’s WW points:37 (38 food points – 1 activity points)

Day 27 of fitness plan

Five days in a row that I haven’t cheated on my diet, but it appears that the scale is crap. I guess the best I can hope for from the scale is to notice a general trend, but I can’t rely on it for exactitude.

I did really well with push-ups this morning. I think I will be able to move up to week 3 of the program next Monday.

Weight:280.5 pounds

Exercise:Week 2 Day 3 of the hundredpushups.com plan. 5 sets (5,7,5,5,14)

Yesterday’s water:Two 1-liter bottles of tap water.

Yesterday’s WW points:35 (39 food points – 4 activity points)