Thursday, November 13, 2008

November Update

11/18/2008
Progress: 33.27 miles on the bike. 14.57 miles walk run.

Met with Physician about a complete physical. Scheduled a stress test, blood test, chest x-rays, the whole sha-bang-a-bang. Had a really good bike ride last Tuesday completed 21 miles and avg 14 mph. That's pretty good for a fat guy. I am trying to schedule off days and workout four days a week. Weight loss is not evident. I'm eating ok, but my weight is actually up. Weighted in at Doctor's office at 210 (with clothes and shoes.) I am taking 1200mg of fish oil and a multi vitamin. Working out in the morning seems to be working now that it gets dark earlier. Getting the workout out of the way early is the best way to insure that it doesn't get skipped. Recovery is an issue. I'm having difficultly recovering the day after or several days after exercise. Considering using Protein shakes to help with appetite and proper nutrition. I hope with continued activity, stretching, and proper nutrition my "dead legs" will come back to life

Monday, November 3, 2008

November Goals

1. Run/Walk 30 Miles in November.
2. Complete a one mile run under 12 minutes.
3. Cycling 60 Miles in November.
4. 15 run/walk workouts.

These are easily defined goals. 1 & 2 are leftovers from October that were not completed. I am setting the goals in effort to motivate. I am monitoring progress on Mapmyrun.com & Nike+. Catch my updates on Twitter.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Stumbling out of the Blocks

Hello again. This serves as the one month update for my fitness journey. The first two weeks I was Livingstrong, but after falling victim to a packed social calender, illness, and the passing of my grandfather, I'm living Vida Loca. My goals for October were all left unfinished. No 12 minute mile nor 30 cumulative miles. I my defense I knew this would not be a sprint and I'm prepared for setbacks. On the positive, no tobacco in a month, and thats a bigger deal than it sounds. I am still struggling with the death of my grandfather. Emotionally I am a wreck. Lately my social calender has gotten the better of me. Between the Street Party and Halloween, free time for anything let alone exercise has been few and far between. I will pervail. I'm working on my goals for November and certain the 12 minute mile and the 30 total miles will be included. One problem will be the winter time change (getting dark earlier). I refuse to focus on weight. Managing my diet and exercise will result in the desired weight loss. I felt really good getting 8 hours of sleep, eating right, drinking water, & exercising. I want to get back there. I also think it will help me get my head back together. Motivation is the key. I'm using mapmyrun.com, Livestrong.com, twitter.com, & Nike+.com anything to motivate.