Monday, November 13, 2006

BigAssSuperstar: Un-Weighted: Week Eight

After last week's surprise gain, I kicked off the week with a trip to the gym. I would've preferred sleeping, but I'm doing the "get off your ass already" thing and getting off my ass, already. I didn't make the full trip to Nubody's, instead opting for a sweaty cardio attempt at the apartment gym. Took on the treadmill and the elliptical machine. Even tried some jogging on the treadmill, getting good 'n soaked.

There's something about having worked out in the morning that makes me want to dress better during the day. I just feel more confident for some reason.

Did pretty much the same on Wednesday ... on Friday ... and even on Sunday. I haven't been to the gym this often in about eight years!

I'm feeling a difference, for sure. I've noticed muscle development in my shoulders and legs. Not hulking he-man stuff by any means -- just what I suppose ought to be normal muscle to help me get through day-to-day life.

My pants are looser, and my cheeks feel a little bit smaller. Not sure if it's enough to show up in pictures, but it's those small changes, bit by bit, that give me feedback enough to see that things are improving.
On the food front, I managed to resist cookies and treats for most of the week. Great improvement there. But man, I really wanted those cookies.

On to the scale...
Start weight: 220 pounds
Last week: 218
This week: 217
Change: -1
Total loss: 3 pounds


Alright, down just one pound. Perhaps next week I'll do a body-fat measure to see how all that's balancing out.
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3 comments:

  1. way to go! keep it up Scott.
    The formation of the habit is the hardest part...once it becomes a part of your routine then it's just that - routine - the challenge then becomes shaking it up and attacking your body from different directions. i guess that's where things like the martial arts come in (for me it's squash, and cycling - it's my gravy on the workouts!)
    the cookie thing is tough - have one once in a while! just not 2 or 3 and not every day (or every meal!)
    sorry about my extensive punctuation, but i am excited for ya!!!
    Jojo

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  2. Hooray, Scott! I'm not surprised that you'd come out (after a lengthy mulling-over period) with both guns a-blazing. :) I struggle with the sleep vs. being productive thing every day, and y'know, by the time I finish at the gym there's no doubt in my poor addled brain that the time was better spent at the gym. Wishing you many many more active weeks and well-deserved rewards!

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  3. Stick to your routine to get the best results.

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