I am down 20 pounds!
SO I have been eating right and tracking my food daily with Livestrong.com My clothes are getting looser and I am generally feeling better.
So far I have been doing weights Mon/Wed/Fri and doing cardio Tues/Thur/Sat with activities mixed in after work and on the weekend. Before long I will be getting back to where I was and maybe even able to run again! Could happen. Might not, I have lingering issues with my Achilles tendons, knees, ankles, etc, but it could happen.
I am back!
So I found my motivation and have begun dropping the pounds again. I am 11 pounds down since 8-18-2016. I am back to using the livestrong food tracker to watch what I eat and it is working for me. I am consciously choosing what to eat and what to skip. I have been keeping my calories down between 2000-2500.
I have also stepped it up in the gym. I am doing weight lifting mornings where I get 50 to 60 minutes of just weights followed by a day of 60 minutes of just cardio. I am on my way.
Losing steam keeping this one going. It is a shame, I have had great adventures that I have shared.
I have lost friends and family over the last 12 months and it has been tough being motivated to come here and do my daily ramblings after posting exercise stuff. I thought I would keep going weekly and even that has been a lost cause. maybe, just maybe once all the problems are worked out and I am not being pulled in 10 different ways I can get back to things.
EZ Bar overhead tri’s
This weekend is the first birthday of my mom’s since she past. I think it is going to be a tough one.
EZ-Bar Over head press
15 min Elliptical trainer
Today was a good day for the weights. I was able to Hack Squat 450 and had no issues with my Achilles. I think after this weekend I will be able to go start my dumbbell routine again.
I always end up really sore in the beginning doing the dumbbell routine since it is a total body routine and boy does it work me.
Barbell overhead press
15 min elliptical machine
I am feeling better and better with my Achilles. I am walking normal and lifting normal again. I am starting to have some allergies kick in and I have been having lots of snot but hopefully will adjust in a couple weeks.
Life is good.
My Achilles has healed up enough that I am only wearing ace bandages. I have even been up and down on the ladders at work and no ill effects.
I was able to do leg presses up to 360lbs (I did not push it on the weight) and feel like I am making some progress.
I hope to be fully normal soon.
I did a hike!
It was not much of one, but I was able to get out with my wife and her brother. We went to Bull Run Park and saw the Bluebells. They looked good and the weather was perfect. My Achilles held up well with just ace bandage and I did a little over 2 miles. I am happy I was able to get out and enjoy the day with family. thanks guys!
3 sets including holding tension for 20-30 seconds
It is tough not doing cardio with the injury. I think I will need to do some walking tomorrow if I can.