Reboot 2017

I am back at it! Took a little break around the holidays and it shows! I was down to 210 before Thanksgiving. Right now I am at almost 220! The big meals and cookies/treats are past us now! So time for a reboot! 

I will be getting back into my intermittent fasting routine as well as adjusting my water intake(Soda did creep back in during the holiday!). An added bonus is that some people in my neighborhood are doing a weightloss challenge! Of course I signed up! It’s a couples competition so my wife will be joining me. I am a littttle bit competitive so this should help out a lot!

The one thing that is lacking right now is the physical activity. When I started the weather was nice enough to still get outside a lot. Now a little colder and I’m finding it harder to get my steps in. I’m thinking about joining a cheap gym by my office and getting in some quick workouts before work. I also have a total gym Chuck Norris thingy in the garage! I am going to bring that up into the bedroom for some evening workouts. 

Well hope you all made it through the holidays without too much set back. Back to the grind! 

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Week 7 Weigh In

+ 3 Lbs! The turkey got to me! It is what I expected atleast. That’s what sitting around and eating over the Thanksgiving break will do to you. 

Now to get back in the grind of things. Should make some good progress this week. I’m working on a jobsite at a hotel. It provides lots of walking and I’ll choose to take the stairs a lot of the time. 

My goal this week is to get back the 3 pounds gained over thanksgiving break. I am aiming at getting to 205LBs by Christmas break. How did y’all fare over the holiday? Eat too much like me??

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Week 6 Weigh In

-3.6lbs! Pretty excited about that! My goal was to get at or below 210 pounds by Thanksgiving. So I made it there with a few days to spare. I am going to try to drop 2 more pounds by Thanksgiving. Because I am sure I will gain a few! I will consider it a win to still be at 210 after Thanksgiving!

I am still struggling coming up with some sort of work out routine(or time to do it). Other than my soccer game last week I only made it on a couple of lunchtime walks. Ideally I would like to be mixing in some more moderate workouts but glad to see I can still make progress without it. I still was really active last week. I was over 10,000 steps all but 1 day. 

How do you all deal with The Holidays and not slacking off too much? Time gets a lot tighter and not to mention all sorts of goodies and food keeps getting thrown in your face! Most people don’t recommend starting a weight loss journey during the holiday. I said screw it! I didn’t want to wait until the typical New Years resolution thing! 

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My Favorite Exercise

Staying active and exercising doesn’t have to be boring. You don’t have to be a robot on a machine! Find something you love to do and do it! Almost everybody at some point played a sport when they were younger. Most enjoyed it as a kid. Well guess what? You can still be playing! There are adult rec leagues for almost every sport out there. Most even have beginner leagues working up to highly competitive leagues. Find where you fit in and sign up! Whether it’s soccer, softball, flag football, kickball, dodge ball, tennis there’s bound to be something you enjoy doing a burn a ton of calories at the same time. 

For me it’s always been soccer. I’ve played the sport since I was 6 years with only a few years off here and there. I look forward to playing every week. Not only for the good competitive fun but also as one of my main forms of exercise. I think I am also going to look into playing in a basketball league during the soccer off season. 

Stay active!

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My Favorite Exercise

Staying active and exercising doesn’t have to be boring. You don’t have to be a robot on a machine! Find something you love to do and do it! Almost everybody at some point played a sport when they were younger. Most enjoyed it as a kid. Well guess what? You can still be playing! There are adult rec leagues for almost every sport out there. Most even have beginner leagues working up to highly competitive leagues. Find where you fit in and sign up! Whether it’s soccer, softball, flag football, kickball, dodge ball, tennis there’s bound to be something you enjoy doing a burn a ton of calories at the same time. 

For me it’s always been soccer. I’ve played the sport since I was 6 years with only a few years off here and there. I look forward to playing every week. Not only for the good competitive fun but also as one of my main forms of exercise. I think I am also going to look into playing in a basketball league during the soccer off season. 

Stay active!

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Week 5 Weigh In

-1.4lbs. Not quite as much progress as I’d like to have seen but you get what you put into it! I didn’t really get any moderate exercise in last week. Just a few walks here and there. I also got stuck playing goalie at my soccer game! 

So this week I definitely have to get more physical activity in. I’m dreading having to sign up at a gym but I have a feeling as we get closer to winter and colder weather I will have to. I’d much rather run on a trail or play a sport then be stuck in a gym on a machine! 

I am aiming at being 210lbs or less by Thanksgiving! So a week and a half to lose 4 lbs. Should be doable! 

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Week 4 Weigh In

Results are in! I am down 3 pounds this week! I’m pretty happy with those results. Being that I had a tweaked back pretty much all week and physical activity was slim. I was able to get my Sunday night soccer game in!

Only big obstacle last week was a Friendsgiving dinner on Wednesday night. I ate a good portion but didn’t over do it. I also opted out of dessert! 

Starting Thursday I implemented intermittent fasting. I did my research online. Reading and watching videos on it. The science behind it really made sense to me. You have to get your body to tap into your stored fat. So basically I fast for 16 hours and then I have an 8 hour eating window to consume my daily calories. While still having a caloric deficit for the day. We will see how it goes from here. 

This week I am going to aim for losing 4 pounds. My back is much better so I will be able to increase my activity. 2.5 weeks until Thanksgiving! I’m hoping to be around 205 by thanksgiving. As I’m sure I’ll have a minor setback then! Haha! 

Hope you all are reaching your goals and staying on track! Feel free to share your progress!

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Week 3 Weigh In 

-.2lbs. Yes that is a . in front of it! So pretty much no progress for week 3. Had several things working against me this week. From work luncheons to Halloween parties. Life was against me this week! I also tweaked my back yet again this weekend. This week I am going to have to focus on eating good. Because I won’t be able to get in a bunch of physical activity. I am going set the bar kind of low because of this and aim for losing 2 pounds this week. Wish me luck!

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Fitness Goal #1: Mission White Men Can’t Jump?

Mission White Men Can’t Jump? has commenced! Throughout my weight loss/fitness journey I will be setting different fitness goals. Well here is my first! 

I will DUNK a basketball!

See video below for my first attempt!

As you can see I have a good ways to go! I can just barely touch the rim. I probably need to gain atleast 8 inches on my vertical. Why basketball you may ask? I grew up loving the game! I used to come home from school and go right to playing ball! I would play until the sun would go down. I used to have some pretty good hops! I am not incredibly tall. Topping out at 6 feet even. But in my high school years I was super proud to be able to barellllly dunk the ball. 

Follow me as I attempt to regain the dunk!

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Week 2 Weigh In

Shedded 4 more pounds this week! That’s 14 total! I didn’t quite get the 5 lbs I was shooting for but still happy with the results. I stayed pretty firm on making good eating choices but wasn’t able to get much exercise in. 

This week is going to be a tough one! I am going to aim for another 4 pounds. I am going to have to make some good progress during the week because the odds are against me for the weekend with a Halloween party and the Florida v Geaorgia game! Wish me luck!

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