Week 25… No Loss… No Gain… No surprise. 

So I shouldn’t be shocked that I didn’t lose anything this week when I committed to getting back on track. I did go to the gym several times but I still haven’t changed my eating habits back to the way i was doing. 

I don’t know what it’s going to take to get my eating program in check. My stress levels are still high even after Strides, Bowling for Boobs and weekly bowling. I have to find a better outlet or management system for them. TV is a good escape but I sit there at night and want to eat because I’m bored.  Working out only works when I actually go to the gym. Last week I had a stressful Tuesday so I didn’t go to the gym. That’s the time I should be going to the gym the most. 

I don’t understand where this lack of motivation came from. Maybe I need a break from some of my extra activities. That is easier said than done especially since I’m in the middle of seasons. It was easier to focus during the summer because there was no bowling, and no Relay For Life and the sun was out later. 

Do I need to go in the morning? Maybe… as long as I focus on my meal plan. I have to get back to fruit more often as well. I keep eating junk. I didn’t earn the junk food I’m eating so I need to stop. 

What keeps you motivated? 

What things have you changed once you noticed an increase?

I’m hoping I can get my head back in the game. 

Have a great week. 

~Rob

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BB 18… My thoughts so far…

Good morning. Most of you don’t know that I’m a small fan of the tv show Big Brother. I wouldn’t classify myself as a super fan since I just started watching with season 15. I don’t always remember the different competitions or who placed what or when, but enjoy the show for the simplistic brainless entertainment that it is. 

So season 18 started this week, later than previous seasons, and right off the bat I’m already annoyed by several houseguests. 

The first one is Paul… Long beard with tattoos. He’s got a nice body, sure… But he is already plotting like he runs the house. He’s manipulating the new house guests into plotting against the “veterans”.   I think he’s got a rude awakening coming. 

The second annoying house guest is Da’Vonne aka Mama Day… She cries just a little too much! Play the game, sure, but does every diary session have to be a crying session? Enough already. 

Last but not least on my rant this beautiful Saturday morning is about our little gay friend, Jozea. He’s running around acting like the messiah of the house and yet he could be the second one to go! He needs to calm himself down a little, make some new friends because Da’Vonne isn’t one of them. He better watch his back or all the fun is going to be sucked out of the summer. 

I was saddened to see the older gentleman, Glenn, go right away. Hopefully he gets a second chance and CBS needs to have more older competitors in the house next time. 

That’s all I’m going to rant about today. I can’t wait to see how tomorrow night goes. 

Have a great day!

~Rob

6th Week… Achievement Unlocked and Sadness…

Achievement.. Wow… I can’t express the words that I want to say right now about my latest accomplishment.

I not only had my best 5K time this week with just under 28 minutes but I also stepped on the scale to see that I’ve lost over 10lbs since I’ve started this new journey.

As I excitedly celebrated my two accomplishments I was saddened to learn about the horrible tragedy that happened in the community of Orlando, FL. The terror attack on the night club that supported and was known as a save haven for the LGBT community is heart breaking. As new details emerge, the worse it sounds.

Its hard to focus on myself when the world is mourning the deaths caused by a senseless act of violence, but I must. I can’t be scared to be who I am. I can’t worry about the possibility that I could be targeted next.

I will continue my journey. I will not hide. I will continue.

My journey isn’t completed yet, and I have some miles to go before its complete. This milestone is just one of many I hope to accomplish.

Have a great night and tell your loved ones how much you love them.

~Rob

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3rd Week… Small progress is still progress right?

So the third week is here of this journey and I’m seeing progress even if just a little bit. 

I’m able to run for longer periods of time without stopping. Just the other day I ran over four plus miles outside without a single break. I also timed my outdoor 5k time and it was under 32 minutes! 

I’m still balancing out the food situation but it’s coming along. The weekend is the hardest part since there are so many temptations. I’ll deal with that on as needed basis. 

I did take a rest day yesterday. I felt that after 15 days in a row I could give my body a break and I’m glad I did. I actually slept for 12 hours… It felt so good!

Sleep is an important part of the process as you might know. It’s true that a proper nights rest is important. It helps your body heal, digest and rejuvenate it for the next day. 

Have a wonderful week!

~Rob

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2nd week… I’m on Fire! 

In a good way of course!

I made it 7 straight days to the gym. I’m very proud of myself. I felt like I’ve been challenged by my friend Erika in a way. She started back at the gym and has been using hashtags every time she completes a workout so now I feel like I have to as well. Her favorite one is #backatit or #day9of21. She likes to show how many days she’s made it. 

I started doing it as well so that I can easily keep track but at the sametime it’s keeping me motivated. The harder I work in the 21 days I know the better I’ll feel. Plus as an added bonus I’ll be losing weight since I’m curbing my eating habits as well. Soda is still an issue but I feel that I’ve I make smarter food choices I can keep the soda for a little while longer. 

I’m very excited about my progress so far. I started running on the treadmill every other day. I’m training for two 5k races that I have next month and they are 5 days apart so I have to be prepared. One is in the morning and the other is in the afternoon so I’ll have to get outdoors soon to work on my times. 

As I start into week 3 of this new journey I feel very optimistic this time. I have been pushing myself harder and forcing myself to go to the gym even when it’s easy to say no. I’ll keep pushing on. 

Have a great night! 

~Rob

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1 week in… How did I do?

It’s been one week since I started day 1 all over again in my struggle. So many of you ( at least I hope you are) are wondering how did I do? Well it was a test of wills but I’ll break down the good and the bad. 

Soda – is it the devil in disguise?

I tried to quit it but I just couldn’t. I didn’t drink one on Tuesday… Then Wednesday it went down hill. I had one then… Two on Thursday, one on Friday… Then none on Saturday or Sunday but two today. Why can’t I give it up?  

Workouts – I did my best. 

I did hit the gym on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and today… So I missed 3 out of 8… Not too bad. I wanted to get up earlier today and go for a run. That didn’t quite work out that well as my mind kept me up and then when I decided that it wasn’t going to happen my mind woke me up… Frustrating! 

I’m going to try harder to try to get two workouts in during the day somehow.

Well I hope you all had a good week. 

Have a great night!

~Rob~

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