Day 70 of fitness plan

I just finished my tenth week of working out, but I did terrible this week. I skipped two work-outs so I’m going to have to repeat week 4 of the push-up plan and week 8 of the running plan.

Weight:283.5 pounds

1/12 – Monday’s exercise:Week 4 Day 1 of the hundrdedpushups.com plan. 5 sets (12,14,8,7,7).

01/13 – Tuesday’s exercise:Week 8 Day 1 of the couch-to-5k plan.

Today’s exercise:Week 8 Day 2 of the couch-to-5k plan. Week 4 Day 2 of the hundrdedpushups.com plan. 5 sets (10,10,10,10,10).

Day 63 of fitness plan

I just finished my ninth week of working out. I’m making progress. I am finally able to move up to the next stage of both the running and push-up plans.

Weight:282.5 pounds

Day before yesterday’s exercise:Week 7 Day 2 of the couch-to-5k plan.

Yesterday’s exercise:week 3 Day 2 of the hundrdedpushups.com plan. 5 sets (10,12,8,8,12).

Exercise:Week 7 Day 3 of the couch-to-5k plan. Week 3 Day 3 of the hundrdedpushups.com plan. 5 sets (11,13,9,9,13).

Day 60 of fitness plan

Today is Jill’s 15th birthday. I took her to the license bureau this morning to get her learner’s permit, and then I let her take the wheel for the drive to school. She did pretty good.

I was sick with the flu on Monday and Tuesday so I skipped my workout both days. The neuropathy in my feet was really acting up and I barely got any sleep until mid-morning yesterday. I didn’t get up until after 2:00.

Weight:281.5 pounds

Exercise:Week 3 Day 3 of the hundrdedpushups.com plan. 5 sets (10,12,7,7,9). Woo-hoo! I actually finished the prescribed work-out.

Day 56 of fitness plan

I had to go back to work yesterday so I didn’t make the time to do my push-ups, so today I ran and did my push-ups. I’ve been doing this for 8 weeks now and I’m definitely seeing some progress. It’s just awfully slow.

Today I ran 2 miles without stopping. I definitely couldn’t have done that 8 weeks ago. I also did 53 push-ups. I couldn’t have done that 8 weeks ago either. My only problem is that I can’t seem to get any weight off, but that’s because I’m having trouble sticking to my diet. Now that the holidays are over and I’m going back to work then maybe I’ll eat less high-calorie junk. We’ll see.

Weight:285.0 pounds

Exercise:Week 6 Day 3 of the couch-to-5k plan. I actually finished the run this time so I’m moving on to week 7 of the plan tomorrow. I also did week 3 Day 3 of the hundrdedpushups.com plan. 5 sets (11,13,9,9,11). I needed two more push-ups in the last set to actually finish the prescribed work-out, so I’m going to stick with week 3 of the plan for another week.

Day 54 of fitness plan

Today is the last today of my vacation. I ran today and did push-ups yesterday. I skipped Tuesday because I was sick, so I’m going to run again on Saturday instead of taking that day off.

I’m going by time instead of distance on the running plan. I did 28 minutes on the treadmill, which only amounted to 1.9 miles. That seems terrible to me, but I guess I have to keep in mind that when I was on the cross-country team in high-school I only managed a 7 or 8 minute mile, and I was a skinny 17-year-old back then. Now, I’m a fat 42-year-old, so I guess maybe it’s not all that bad. I just have a long way to go.

I decided that when I finally get to 100 push-ups and running 5k a day, then my next goal might be to earn the Presidential Physical Fitness award. I’ll have to find out what the criteria are for it and then decide what it will take to work my way up to that.

Weight:285.0 pounds

Yesterday’s Exercise:Week 3 Day 2(again) of the hundrdedpushups.com plan. 5 sets (10,12,8,8,8). I needed four more push-ups in the last set to actually finish the prescribed work-out. Maybe next week, I’ll finally be able to do it.

Exercise:Week 6 Day 2 (again) of the couch-to-5k plan.

Day 50 of fitness plan

Since I didn’t run at all last week, I decided to repeat week 6 of the running plan instead of just starting at week 7 where I left off. I did this mostly because I had trouble finishing the last day of week 6 the first time.

I think we’re just about out of Christmas leftovers so I should be able to get back on my diet soon. I’m very frustrated with it right now. I’ve been exercising nearly every day for 7 weeks and I’ve got no weight loss to show for it.

As I do more and more running, I’m hoping I will reach a tipping point and the weight will start to come off.

Weight:282.0 pounds

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

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

Yesterday’s WW points:3,000,000 😉 (still eating Christmas leftovers)

Day 49 of fitness plan

Ollie in a muddy field

I took the dog for a 40-minute walk today as is becoming my Saturday habit. I take lots of pictures with my phone while we’re out, so I decided to start a Flickr set to contain the least crappy ones. The set is called “Seen While Walking the Dog”

Weight:285.0 pounds

Exercise:Day off from running and pushups.

Yesterday’s water:Zero 1-liters of tap water.

Yesterday’s WW points:4,000,000 (still eating Christmas leftovers)

Day 48 of fitness plan

Christmas is over, so it’s time to get back to exercising and eating right. I haven’t run at all this week, so I’m just going to start again on Monday where I left off. I only skipped one day of push-ups, but I’m going to repeat week 3 again next week because I still couldn’t finish any of the workouts, but I am getting closer.

Weight:284.0 pounds

Exercise:Week 3 Day 3 of the hundredpushups.com plan again. 5 sets (11,13,9,9,5).

Yesterday’s water:Zero 1-liters of tap water.

Yesterday’s WW points:5,000,000 (hey it was Christmas day)