Monday, May 2, 2011

No weight change this week, but feeling fit

No change in my weight this week, but I feel lighter. I am also moving faster and running more consistently. And since I didn’t lose anything two weeks ago before a big seven pound drop I am ok with it. I have run >20 miles each week for the last five weeks. I improved my time every week as well. When I lose more weight I will have to add a hole to my belt! I also will start tracking more- such as my measurements each week.

Current weight: 255

Goal for May 8: 252

Neck: 18”

Performance Goal: >20 miles running.

I am also adjust my midterm and longterm goal and dates:

Midterm: now on May 30th, weight: <240, 3 miles <40 minutes

Long term: July 7 (my 37th birthday, ouch)-- <220, 3 miles <30 minutes (66

days away!)

I will also start High Intensity Interval Training when I am <240. I am starting resistance training this week. I am going to start simple with 4 days – 1 muscle per day (upper body). I already feel fit, which is a great mental state to be in (especially since I still have a long way to go).

Just to reiterate how powerful blogging this effort has been. Aside from the positive re-enforcement everyone gives it really has kept me on track knowing I set public goals. I probably would have quit this diet a few times the last six weeks if I had not posted this publicly. The additional benefit of force me to track my weight and also using endomondo app really helps seeing the progress I have made. I actually cannot even belief I have been running more than 20 miles a week for the past five weeks. My starting weight was 276.

Until next time.


GTS said...

Dynomiiiiite dude! Keep it up... you are an encouragement.

Jeff King said...

That's right... keep it up bro. Good luck.

Relax Max said...

I'm behind you. I know how hard it is. You can do it, though, and it will be worth it.