Here we are. Another week. Another couple pounds. Happy to report I’m down another two pounds. Wasn’t sure we were going to hit the goal this week, but thanks to a five mile run and strength workout, we got there.
For Lent I gave up soda and fast food. That’s probably going to help with Operation Big Fella.
In addition to that and all the cardio, I started more body weight exercises during the week. Before the workouts were random, now it’s three times a week. I’ll post more about that workout in the future. It involves assisted pull-ups, push-ups, squats and burpees. It’s a beast workout for sure.
We did have our moment this week. We found out we needed a new furnace. Normally, that would have lead me straight to a fast food joint. This time, I was able to keep my cool. I stress ate a banana and two apples. But this time I took my frustrations to the gym and ran five miles. I was proud of myself. I did it. Baby steps to a new lifestyle.
The social media fast is going well. I’m not dead, seriously ill or in rehab to kick my Brony issues. Also, I didn’t pass out at a house recently. I’m doing well. One day, I did have the incredible urge to take a picture of my food and post it on a (all) social media network(s). I didn’t. I took a picture and texted it to a friend. Today in Indy it snowed. I wasn’t looking at my phone to see if it snowed. I actually got out of bed and went to the window to see that it snowed. I also had the urge to Tweet #Timber. I didn’t. For me, one goal is to spend more time living life and less time living on the phone. I don’t want to be that guy walking around looking into his phone all the time.
Speaking of snow, I have a great new workout to share with you. It’s called shoveling snow. It does wonders and feels like a full body workout. Pro tip, it you start to feel tired or winded, take a break. Dudes don’t send Facebook stickers, text emojis, or have heart attacks after snow storms. Hashtag dude pro tips blessed
Everything else is going well. Except for the new furnace. Kids and wife are doing well. Gotchababy is having a successful run at her weight loss efforts. I am so proud of her.
What victories have you celebrated this past week? Did you get your ass kicked last week? Trust me, I know it isn’t easy. Hang in there, you got this.
Weight lost – 17.6
Percent lost – 7%
Pounds from goal – 22.9
This post is part of a five month weight loss journey that started on December 15th, 2014. My goal is to lose two pounds a week. This may seem like a lot to lose to some people, but this is my journey and my story. So if you don’t like it…you know what to do to yourself.