Week 24… 6 months in! Motivation is back!

I know last week I was complaining about not being able to find my motivation but I think I found out after I had a solid workout for once.

This past week I went to the gym on Monday…Tuesday…Wednesday…Friday and Sunday. The past 4 previous workout sessions during the week were just boring and plain. I seemed to just be going through the motions. Sunday’s workout was different.

I went to the gym on Sunday after watching football. I really had a good session. I felt great doing it and then strong after i finished. I remembered how well it felt to push myself hard. Really got a great sweat going. That is what i needed to get my motor running again.

I can’t believe it took me this long to get back on track. I know that my skin cancer sidelined me for a few weeks, but I’m a survivor so upward and onward I go.

I already have started planning how I’m going to attack this week and plan on seeing a difference on the scale this upcoming Saturday. I can’t wait!

How are you going to make a difference this week?
Have a great night!
Rob

Week 22… I’m on the mend still

Hey there everyone! I wanted to let you know that I’m still on the mend from my surgery. I’m finally starting to feel better and next week I’m going to start working out again. 

I’m taking this week off even though I am doing a 5k on Saturday and then a breast cancer walk on Sunday. 

Let’s hope that next week is better. 

Have a great week
Rob

Week 20… Not doing my best… But I’m getting better!

So for the past couple of weeks I have been dealing with something that I didn’t want to really want to tell anyone. It has been affecting me quite a lot even though it shouldn’t have. 

The issue has been plaguing me for the last couple of weeks. I lost my motivation and the struggle to move some days. I didn’t want to workout. I just wanted to come home and do nothing. 

I had a sore on my nose that didn’t want to heal. It was there for quite awhile. I was scared to face the reality of what it could be. I knew in my mind what it was but didn’t want to hear the words. Finally I made an appointment with a dermatologist. She confirmed my fears. 

It was cancerous. We did a biopsy and discovered that it was a simple basal cell cancer. This is the best case scenario that I could have hoped for. It isn’t malanoma so that’s a relief. Next Tuesday I’ll have the cell removed from my nose. 

I already started going back to the gym since I now have a sense of relief. 

I’ll keep you posted on how I do for the rest of the week. 

Have a great week. 

Rob

Week 18… Vacation= Pizza & Fries!

So last week after my greatest accomplishment of reaching the 30lbs loss and then I took a week off. I decided I needed a break from the weight loss journey. Not only was on vacation from work (which is my last one until the end of the year for those who were wondering) but a week off from all the strict regimes that I was putting myself through.

So I did gain weight while I was on vacation and who couldn’t when mostly every day the main meal was a variety of pizza and fries. I love pizza and fries but I think I’m over them for a while.  Even on my cheat day, I think I’ll cut back.  Too much of a good thing can be too much of a good thing, except money… LOL.

I only ran twice last week and broke my streak of how many days in a row I made my step goal. I know have to start that over along with my workouts. I’m hoping that I’ll get back into the swing of things.

I also hope that I’ll be able get back on track with my eating habits. I look at this opportunity as the second round of my program. I had 17 successful weeks, took a break and will now begin my second round of 17 weeks which will take me right up to the holidays.

Wish me luck!!!

Have a great week everyone!

~Rob

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Week 17… 17 is My Magic Number!!!

I can’t believe that I’ve been on this journey for a solid 17 weeks. I’ve been so committed to this change in my lifestyle that the time has been flying by and the pounds have been flying off!

This week was full of life events as I’m working hard for Making Strides and my bowling league has restarted. So I’m not hitting the gym as much as I was but I did run four times last week (and it netted a lot of Pokemon…and items!). Some of my runs were simple five milers and some were a little longer. My one on Wednesday night was more like 7.25. It was such a beautiful week for running!

Okay so why is 17 my magic number?  Well my birthday is on the 17th and in this week I officially hit my biggest milestone yet. I have lost 30lbs!!!

30lbs! That’s incredible and I can’t believe that I’m down in the mid 170s. My next milestone will be when I meet the 160s again. 

This week should be fun as I’m on my next staycation and will be enjoying a few days at the beach. I haven’t been there since Pokemon has been released so I’m looking forward to that as well. 

Have a great week!

~Rob

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Week 16… I fell off the wagon… Whoops!

      So last week was a tough week on me. I was battling the fact that I slipped and wasn’t going to make my initial goal. I was upset. I worked hard all summer long to lose the weight and here I was 3lbs away from hitting that goal…so when I gained weight last week it sort of sent me into a tail spin. 

Well the week started rough as well. It all started with my dad’s birthday which was emotional considering in 3 days was the 3 year anniversary of his death. It was bothering me something fierce. I decided to take that day off and reflect on my dad and my journey. That’s when I slipped up. I got up early and went to Wawa and that was where my moment of weakness happened. I bought two Mountain Dews…. 2! 

I know that I shouldn’t have but I was feeling weak and needed a pick me up. I figured that they weren’t hurt me too bad as long as they were the only two I would have and they were. 

I ended up walking over 24 miles last Wednesday and it paid off. 

I was able to regain my focus and was back on track. I lost 1.8lbs last week!

I hope to keep this streak going and hit my goal this week!  Stay tuned!!!

~Rob

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Week 14… I’m late!!!

Okay…Okay…So I should have written this two days ago but was wrapped up with a new bundle of joy. 

On Friday night we adopted a new kitty cat. She’s six months old and a black Mainecoon. She’s freaking adorable. 

Okay so she’s been occupying my time lately. I was concerned about my weightloss but skipped the gym a couple times last week. The result ended up with a minor gain on the scale. A whole .2 oz. That’s it… .02.  The week ended with another Pizza Hut pizza… Lol 

I did run on Saturday and did 9 miles!  This was the farthest run I’ve done in a long time. I was so excited even though I got a minor blister. 

I’m back on the program and focused this week. 

I can’t wait to see the results on Saturday. Stay tuned everyone!
Have a great night!

~Rob

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