Weekly Workout Log


Tuesday- Ran for 1 hour, 3.75 miles, 657 calories






Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Weigh-in 2-23-10

238.4 lbs -

Same weight as last week, which was a loss of about 2 or 3 lbs from the last time I weighed myself.

Haven't gotten back into the swing of exercising yet. Right now, I'm just trying to be more active, going for walks with my girlfriend and stuff like that. The absolutely beautiful weather over the last 4 or 5 days has made it a bit easier, although it looks like that is behind us as they are calling for rain for most of the next week.

Anyways, I want to go to the gym today, shouldn't be too too busy so hopefully I'll be able to do it. Also, I'm going to try to get back into writing on here. So hopefully those of you who are still reading me won't have to wait for a couple weeks between posts anymore.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Not sure what to say here...

Happy very VERY belated New Year to everyone.

I suppose Jack probably said it best, I've "been in hiding". I think the last time I even looked at this was when I did my last post, meaning just before Christmas, so its been almost 2 months. Unfortunately, its been just about that long since I've worked out at all.

I don't really know what happened. I was doing pretty good there for a while. Then I had that cold in December, and it completely derailed me. It knocked my out for like two weeks, then my brother was here for like 2 weeks, that was all kinda of hectic and stressful, and then...... I don't know why, but I still haven't been able to get back on track.

It sorta feels about like it did before I started working out in the first place. Its weird, I guess this is the first real "set back" I've had, at least the first big one. I've gained a bit of weight back, last time I checked, 2 weeks I think?, I was about 240. I guess that, as long as I can manage to lose a bit by the time April rolls around, at least it will have been the first year in the last several that I didn't gain weight. (hows that for a run-on sentence, lol)

I've been in a rut lately. Like I haven't really had energy to do anything. I work, shop, cook, eat, sleep, and that's about it. Pretty boring, the dullness kind of saps my energy.

Anyways, that's about enough negativity. I'm hoping that I can get in a workout, possibly this weekend after work, and start building some momentum again.

By the way Jack, I cant remember what our bet was, but a thousand congratulations for kicking my ass. I hope to follow in your footsteps of awesomeness.

Sunday, December 20, 2009


Its been soooo freakin hectic lately. I was sick, and ever since then its been getting ready for Christmas. Finally got my last present today. Tomorrow we're driving down to southern Oregon to pick up my brother and bring him up here for his winter break from college. Havent seen him for over 2 years. Nor have I seen my Mom, or grandparents (the people bringing him up to us) for the same amount of time. We've basically spent the last week just getting ready for the trip. I'm hoping that things will calm down a little bit once he gets here, but I'm not sure how realistic that is.

I have the next 5 days off work, so I'm HOPING to be able to workout a couple times. As it stands right now, I havent worked out for like.... at least two weeks. Not good, not good at all. Like I said, its been really hectic, and to be perfectly honest, I've been incredibly stressed out for the past few weeks. What with every thing going on, and trying to come up with the money to do everything. And yeah, I dont react too well when I'm stressed out. Thats one thing I havent figured out how to do yet. I tend to get sorta paralyzed and end up not doing anything. Thats a lot of whats helped me gain weight and kept me from losing it. I get all kinda like "OH MY GOD, I HAVE TO WORKOUT RIGHT THIS SECOND OR I'M GONNA DIE, GOTTA GO GOTTA GO GOTTA GO!!!!!" And then it freaks me out and I end up sitting on my ass. The same thing has happened for the last few days. I've been freaking out about trying to get the house nice and clean for when my brother gets here, and thankfully my girlfriend did a lot of the work and helped me get over that and we got it all tidied up tonight and looking pretty good. If she hadnt done stepped up to help I dont know what would have happened.

I need someone or something to help me out to get of the fitness rut I've been in. Or a way to make some extra money so I could get the "I have to hurry up and get in shape so I can get a good paying fitness job" idea out of my head and take that stress off....... I dont know, I suppose I'll figure something out.

And hey, just in case I dont get back on here soon enough..... MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Noticed my absence???

Sorry about that.

I've been sick, still am in fact. Got hit with a really nasty cold about Thursday, and I still havent gotten over it.

It pretty much feels like I'm being punched in the face repeatedly by Mike Tyson, "LaGarret Blounted" if you will, little bit of college football humor there. Player (Blount) for the University of Oregon, sucker punched, and knocked out, a player for Boise State earlier in the year.........

Anywhoo...... Havent had the energy, nor the clarity of mind, to do anything close to a workout. I've been feeling a little bit better today, hopefully I'll be better enough to do some stuff in the next few days. That would be nice....

We've been enjoying the Wii quite a bit. Once I feel better, I think I'm gonna start doing the Wii Age thingy, its their fitness thing. And the boxing training and other stuff. All in all, its a really fun game system, and a pretty good way to break a sweat.

Oh and Chris, I still have the original XBOX too, except for that it doesnt work anymore, hasnt for a couple years. One of these days I might even get off my ass and see if I cant make a few bucks trading it in. That'd be nice, lol.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Apparently, Wii boxing is a pretty good workout.

My EXTREMELY impatient girlfriend gave me my christmas present today, a Wii. So i'm sure we'll be having all kinds of fun with that. When I get money again I'll have to get some games. I'm thinking that Active might be a good one, and if I end up with a bit of extra money I might get the Wii Fit, but of course thats like 100 bucks with the balance board and everything, where as as far as I can tell Active doest require the board. Anyone have any Wii related advice??

Hope you're having a good week.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Weigh-In 12-1-09

Stupid Google, I've been trying to get on here for like.... 6 hours. Anyways.

232.4 lbs-- down .4 lbs

Not a big loss by any means, but I'll take it for now.

I've decided to try a once a month weigh-in. So, my next one with be New Years day, or as close as I can get. I'll see how it works this month, if it works well I'll keep it, if not, I'll probably try every two weeks, just because a month is just such a long time that I dont want to spend 2 or 3 months waiting to see if it works.

In response to comments on my last post;

Emmett- Portland Oregon, I live in a *cough* suburb, Vancouver, Washington.

Chris- I like the sound of that whole trainer thing, I suppose I should start getting used to it, lol. And uhm, a vertical push-up is when you're doing a hand stand, you go down until your head or face is just off the ground, similar to a regular push up, then press back up. Obviously I'll have to be able to do a handstand first, lol.

Oh and also, I'm gonna go for a run in just a little while, should be fun, its sunny but about 48 degrees. Yay, I LOOOOOOOOOOVVVEEEEEE cold weather haha.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Doin the Turkey Trot

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my truly awesome blogging counterparts.

I hope you all had an awesome day with family and friends, with all the turkey related trappings as well, unless of course you're abstaining from that for weight loss, or other reasons.

I for one enjoyed me a good turkey leg.

As a nice little side note on this particular T-day, I saw on the news that some military folks stationed in Kabul Afghanistan participated in their very own Turkey Trot, you know that awesome little Thanksgiving day 5k or similar fun run type event. I thought that was pretty danged awesome.

One of these days I'm gonna have to do my own Trot, it would be really fun.

Add that to my mental list of events or athletic type things I want to do. That list includes a variety of things like: Turkey Trot, Twilight Parade run (whatever the name of the run that happens before the Rose Festival Twilight Parde, here in Portland), Portland Marathon, a major marathon, Kona Iron Man, back flip, vertical push-up. Theres probably more on there than that, but the trick of a mental list is that some times I forget some of it. Maybe I oughta think about writing that down somewhere.