Tuesday, February 3, 2009


I'm through--more or less--with the mancold but have hit a wall as a result of a heavy travel schedule and a lack of self discipline. I'll ramp up again this week, then be off on the road for a week. Another challenge is foot pain flare up. As in, it hurts to walk. I need to be more agressive in treating this. Finally, I've determined that my no alchohol during the week routine is a cruel form of masochism and have abandoned. I need to find another way to lose my weight.

Friday, January 16, 2009

A Lost Week

I've been sick--a man cold--and as s result I have not worked out in a week. I stuck to the no booze Mon-Thu (inclusive) regiment and didn't gain any weight, however. My weigh in was exactly the same as last week: 247. So it was a lost week.

I'm feeling much better and will get back into teh workout routine tomorrow.

Friday, January 9, 2009

This Just In

So far my 2009 calendar is perfect: a workout every day and no booze on the designated no booze days (Mon-Thu, inclusive). I'm down 6 lbs. since January 1.

Now 247.

Got to keep it going. Fighting a cold, but it's not a full-on mancold.

Friday, January 2, 2009


Can you tell which of these fattys is me?

In 2009 I resolve to lose weight. 30 pounds or so.

Here's how:

1. Avoid injury. This means limited running.
2. Consistency, consistency, consistency.
3. No drinking of alcohol during the week (this is a guideline).
4. Friday morning official weigh-ins.

I weigh 252 pounds now. 220 by Beach-to-Beacon?

Monday, December 22, 2008

Limping To The Finish Line

Wrapping up a challenging 2008, and missing workouts due to snow storms, holiday obligations, and minor injury (an abdominal strain is my most recent malaise).

I have another foot appointment today. I'd like to have my surgery done and over with and be able to start working consistently with the new year.

I also need a beer related new year's resolution to bring my weight down.

For now, thouigh, it's catch as catch can, and head into the new year somewhere between completely unfit and fit.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Working At It

At the risk of jinxing myself, I'm going to track the week's workout total here despite the fact that I haven't done my Sunday morning spin yet.

I had a successful workout week, with 5 hours total of sweat exercise between rowing, spinning, and kettlebell. The kettlebell stuff is the most intense, but all the workouts are at least solidly in the aerobic zone (the kettlebell stuff is more like a track interval session).

My fitness is improving. Another breakthrough: I had a cortisone shot in my foot and it (along with the prescribed anti-inflamatory) has made a huge difference. As in, my foot pain is basically gone.

So that's all good. I'm enthusiastic about the workouts and feel that the combination of the three exercise practices gives me the well-rounded fitness that I seek. I have two challenges, however: I'm going to have some minor foot surgery in a couple of weeks that'll lay me up for a few days. I just need to avoid having that deter my momentum. The other challenge is my weight. I'm going to ignore that through teh holidays and then attack it somewhat aggressively.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Another Okay Week

I'm starting to string together some consistency. This week included two kettlebell workouts, two spinning sessions, and one row.

I need to go after it harder, and I'll do so. But the week was okay.

I'm not losing any weight and need a new tactic for that.