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Day 14 of the 275 Day Challenge.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

So, my thoughts about parkour and freerunning is somehow giving me more energy overall. I think that may be caused by an overall increase in sugar intake. I've noticed the amount of sugar I eat tends to counteract the reduction of calories throughout the rest of the day, and hence no weight loss. I think it is also caused by my lack of my 25 hour work week. I mean, I do walk to class, but that is nothing compared to what my old job used to entail.
About today: nutrition included a bit of fat and sugar. Most of today's caloric intake was from chocolate covered peanuts, bacon and sausage. And last night, my dinner included SIX pieces of bacon! If you calculate how many calories that is, it's a lot.
Of course I always feel bad when I have a generally off day, but I always bounce back the next day.
Tonight, I finally started getting tired at a decent time, around 9 PM. I'm like "All right! Homework is done and I have nothing better to do, so I'll finally get a decent night's rest!" Nope! I go to bed as planned, but shortly after, I get hyper. I think it is from the coffee I had a few hours ago, but why such a long delay? Anyhow, I do a bunch of push-ups and crunches, exhaust myself, but I am still awake and hyper, so I thought I would share. I am getting closer and closer to finally actually motivating myself enough to try some parkour stuff, but I still have not even ran...
The take-away from all this is that I need to start eating for nutrition and not so much for flavor. Also, I should add some extra exercise to my daily regime, something I would be willing to make into a habit.

Daily progress pic:

P.S. I need to shave.

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WRITEMANN1 10/30/2014 8:01AM

    I had two male students, both mostly sedentary, who were in training to try out for an exhibition Parkour team. The manager of the team gave them a recommended training program. I was a 6 month training regimen. Actually, it involved very little running, about a mile to a mile and half 3-4 days a week. Most of it was a LOT of specific stretches and bodyweight workouts for the entire body. I believe each workout lasted one hour every day.
I asked them about their diet and they said it was mostly high protein and lots of 'Good' carbs.
Both of those students made the team.


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Day 11 of the 275 day challenge.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

No exercise but a decent caloric intake. I feel like I ate a lot, but looking at what I took it, it's not that bad, at all. I even made some banana-based ice cream and had that and I was still within range. I think starting tomorrow I am going to get serious about running. My only issue is that my biggest problem with progress is that I get really excited about stuff, I plan it, I imagine it, then when I go to actually do it, I lose all momentum and I bail. I am scared of failing and looking stupid. It's to the point that I may consider it to be a phobia. I mean, even unconsciously, I will go out of my way to avoid failing myself and others, to be wrong. I wish I had someone to train with, to push and guide me, to help me progress and motivate me. Even someone just to be there with me.

I took two pics today. One of me normal, and the other with me sucking in my gut. You can really see just how much fat I have to lose when I suck it in.


Day 10 of the 275 Day Challenge.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Wow, ten days in already. That is about 4% of my entire journey, yet I have already built up and fallen back down... I started off great, for the first week or so. Since then, I have stopped exercising, except for walking to the school, and I have consumed copious amounts of sugar, including drinking some Mountain Dew.
For most of you, you would think "So what? It's just a single bottle of Mt. Dew." But for me, it marks a much, much bigger failure. Other than one other occasion, I have not drank soda for the last 4 months. Also, I have purposely bought my own groceries with health in mind. Yet, I still find way to create sugary concoctions that are more junk than health. And I would eat about 4-5 servings of that.
All this has gotten me to think about myself, about all the opportunities I have, of all the times I could have and did not, and it makes me wonder how long will it be until I finally get my self to where it should be. And then I remind myself, I am 40 lbs lighter than I used to be. I am a much better and smarter person than when I started; I am wiser, faster, more skilled than before.

I recognize my failures and will climb back onto the trail once more. I will become stronger and more fit than ever. I will become one of the elite.


Day 7 of the 275 Day Challenge.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Day 7 and still on track! I've noticed a considerable difference between my fitness now and just a week ago. I can do my 50 crunches and push ups with much less effort than before. Also, I have noticed that I am able to catch my breath after exercising a bit faster and easier. I can feel my own body a bit more and I make more healthful choices (although my diet has been pretty healthy, and I still need to work on portions). I have also noticed that I can exert more effort during workouts. Whether this is a good or bad thing is determined by how long I continue to push myself at my limits, which from the past I have learned how to recognize.


Day 6 of the 275 Day Challenge.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

A few things to report about today.
1) Instead of driving the 5-10 minutes to school, I walked. I took me all of 20 minutes to walk to school. I did the trip twice. So, (20x2)x2= 80 minutes of walking! (20 minutes up, 20 minutes back, with 2 trips)
2) Got my 50 push-ups and crunches in.
3) BUT I ate a bit more calories than usual because I had peanut butter, chocolate and bananas as a snack. So, I won't be having that snack any time soon. Also had an italian sausage, bacon, and some ground venison, which had more fat than I would like to admit and also dramatically increased my calorie counts as well. I did well to restrict my overall caloric count as it didn't go too far beyond my goals.

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LEANJEAN6 10/21/2014 6:41AM

    Good for you!!!

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PICKIE98 10/21/2014 6:36AM

    One splurge day. To be motivated enough to walk to school is a biggie though.. There is always a restart button !!

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