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Tried to do a bodyweight workout

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on January 19, 2009

I have trouble stretching bodyweight stuff into a full workout, unless there is room for tumbling, crawls and etc.

Bodyweight portion
Burpee X 1
Mountain climber X 1/1
Supine Bicycle X 1/1
done as a ladder from 1 – 5 and the back down to 1 again. It ended up being a lot more hip flexor intensive than I had expected. I should have seen it coming but didn’t.

32K swings 3 x 25, 19, 6
My grip was getting exhausted and I didn’t want to see what happens when the bell leaves my hands and hits the door jam behind me.

Plancks Front, Side, Side, Back X 2 for a 15 count each.

took about 20 minutes total. Ihad  a heart rate monitor on for the first part but took it off after the bodyweight. The result of that was that although I was quickly and thoroughly winded, I never even got to 170. I would have liked to keep using it if I had some for of a split type function.

Today’s food has been and egg sandwich, 6 pirogies and some pasta with toast tonight along with some coffee during the day.

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The last thing I will say on diet theory for a while

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on January 19, 2009

I’m always surprised by how contentious the whole thing is.

First, I saw a hilarious episode of the Honeymooners last night called Boxtop Kid where Ralph wins a contest telling Slim-o bread how he lost a bunch of weight on the bread, which, of course, he did not. I can’t find a clip of it or I would share it.  That aired in 1954.

Second, and this was really the only thing on the topic of diets I had intended on mentioning this weekend, I have learned something interesting about myself with regard to eating. I am a terrible bored eater. I’ve spent a good bit of effort in the past couple weeks separating what happens when you think of food and have a hunger response to it versus when you are actually hungry and have thoughts of food. The result of that little exploration has been interesting for me. I think that learning the difference is imperative for me.

Working a desk job gives me all the opportunity in the world to get bored and forage for food all day long. I’ve done well to just stick  with the food I have on hand and drink plain Lipton tea. I’ll just try to stick with that method to control it over the next couple weeks and see how I fair.

Oh, I guess this really is last. I’m pretty happy with my drop so far, it’ll be interesting for me to follow.

and that’s it

Monday Morning Weigh-in: 253.8

Posted in Uncategorized by Mike on January 19, 2009

that is all for now

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