Last workout for the "week".....

Was today.
I know it sounds weird, but I go Thursday through Tuesdays with Wednesdays off. Well, that is except for last week when I took off on Tuesday instead of Wednesday; so instead of working out six days in a row, I worked out seven. So, over the last week I got seven workouts in. I had four at the gym and three outside. The four at the gym were good and intense. The walks were 3.5 miles (very cold), 3.6 miles (relatively warm) and todays 3.0 mile walk (very hilly). During the last two walks I ran parts of them. I am still holding to my 'monthly' weigh in which isn't due till November 18th. I have no doubt I shall crack about two and a half weeks in and hop on the scale just to check. At last weigh in I was 210, next weigh in I am shooting for 202.

Thanks for all the kind comments yesterday. I don't intend to turn this into a spiritual blog, but the idea that I was leaving out a rather large component of what was helping to keep me on track has been bugging me for a while. So, there it is.

I have been thinking about my goals for the end of the year and into the next.
I know I want (and am going to be) under 200 by January 1rst.
I am not good at projecting where I will be by next July.
Next July I am going back to Ohio and michigan to see my family.
Every one notices a difference now.
I want the same experience that http://learningtobeless.blogspot.com/
experienced. The same kind of confused, I don't think I know her....omg, it's CHRIS kind of reaction.
but hey, If I am going to be putting 14 months into something, I want a real reaction. So, I was thinking of a kind bootcamp/fatcamp thing from April 18th-July 18th. (we are going at the end of july).
Some sort of bootcamp I create myself....like 1400 calories and picking up the activity level.
When I was in the army, we would do our morning pt...which was usually a 2-4 mile run and then calisthenics. Then later in the day we would do a ruck march. It started small, but by the end we did a 25 mile ruckmarch, full kit. That was 2 months of physical training.
I went from 156 to 136 in two months. It would be the kind of all for nothing approach I dig- and it may well put me within stiking distance of goal weight. I will have about two weeks of driving around and visiting. When I get back from my trip I will make my final drive for goal weight. But really, I would like to be at least a size 10 (down from a size 24) when I go back. I am an 18 right now, and I think if I dig deep it's within reach.
Well, them's my plans.
Hope all is well with you guys.
Have a great night.


Jack Sh*t, Gettin Fit said...

I had a meeting today with an associate I hadn't seen in a year. You're right, those are the reactions that really give you a sense of accomplishments. The "Are you losing weight?" ones are nice, but the "OMG...you look like a different person!"... those are over-the-top great.

Amber said...

Sounds like a great plan to me.

You will enjoy those "Who is that" reaction from your family and friends.
Didn't someone say "the best revenge is success".
Go home and show them your not Chrisy, anymore!

Right behind ya!!

Sean said...

I've always thought it would be cool to go into the military just to go through boot camp. My friend, who was a distance runner and swimmer, went to Marine Corp bootcamp, gained like 20 lbs, but dropped like 5 percent body fat, and came back looking like superman, lol.

Sounds like some awesome goals to me. OH MMM GEEE is always a good thing to go for.

Leslie said...

I love your blog, Chris. You continue to reveal unknown and charming aspects of yourself. I appreciated your statement about being bugged at the idea you were leaving out a large component of what's helping keep you on track regarding your faith. You're very wise for being so much younger than me! Shallow of me? Yup! But it's wonderful that you are seeking to embrace the entirety of your humanity and will not settle for less.

Life is spiritual, whether recognized as such or not. In AA I've heard it said that we're not human beings seeking a spiritual experience; rather we are spiritual
beings having a human experience. I love that.

You're doing well with your "program" - steady sane progress. Inspiring.

South Beach Steve said...

I find it very hard to put an actual goal in place for weight so far out. That doesn't mean it is a bad idea, but for me the shorter goals of specific actions are more motivating. Things like walking a certain number of miles a week, eating a certain number of calories, or exercising a certain number of days a week. Again, that is not to say weight is a bad thing to shoot for, but I lose sight of that day-to-day if I am not careful.

I think the boot camp is a great idea btw.

Unknown said...

I know what you mean about the reaction - and I don't think it is being shallow - it's like Jack says, gives you a feeling of accomplishment.
I like your idea of a boot camp. I too have something coming up in July that I want to be "hot" for and therefore I am. I've been thinking about a plan as well.

bluenotes said...

I can't wait to have those types of reactions. that's what i'm really looking forward to!! especially since i look in the mirror everyday sometimes i feel like i can't tell that much of a difference. but for the people i only see once a month or so...well they'll have a different opinion!

thats awesome about your working out. you make me want to work out more!!

Leslie said...

Hi Chris - Sorry to double dip again, but you have an award from one of your biggest fans - me. STop over to pick it up anytime.