Monday, November 1, 2010


Goal: Strength Training, eat healthy

Results: Check!

Diet Setbacks: more below

Morning Weight: 206

Thoughts: Today hasn't been half bad, thanks to chipper vibes from Tricia. I got great news from Jon at SwiCycloRun. I won his contest!!! New toys on the way!!! I also learned today that all of my past comments people have left me did not get emailed to me by blogger. I went back today and I read a lot of comments I never knew people had left. Thank you everyone for all your feedback!

Today's diet went well except I over ate chili for dinner. I love chili, I love making chili, and I love eating MY chili. I make it when it starts to get cold and I will make on a snow day if I am home. Today was the first day of my chili season. I had two large bowls with shredded cheese and oyster crackers. I loved every bite of it!

Hopefully I can burn off the chili. I got in my strength training in today at lunch at work. I learned that the weights on the universals (leg ext. and curls, and lat pull down) at work are not the same as the weights at the Y. This began the 2nd week of my endurance phase. Although it was tough on my legs after the weekends. It did not hurt as much overall as it did last week. I also was able to up my bench press by 5 pounds per set. I will try to increase it every week as long as I can keep my form. If everything goes my way I will meet my goal of pressing 200 lbs before the end of the year.

Speaking of goals I did not meet my goal of 200 pounds by the end of the October. That would have meant I was able to lose 50 pounds in 1 year. The lowest I saw all month was 202. That is OK I am resetting and will make my goal to be under 200 by the end of this month. I have 20 more pounds for my goal for the year and 9 weeks. I can safely drop that weight.

Lastly, I am skipping ahead to week 9 of my training schedule. Similiar to what I was thinking I am going to follow Mandy's advice and take the speedwork a little easier. I will give it a try but once my 400's are not meeting my goal pace I know I am done with that workout. If I am too tired, I am just going to risk injury.

What goals do you have left this year?


Laura said...

I've got some chin-up and pull-up goals to work on, and I want to get my push-up numbers back to where they were at the beginning of the year.. Not sure if I'll make it in 2 months though!

Nitmos said...

Looks like you've come a long way already with the 50 lbs. You'll get the final 20. Rock on!

Molly said...

nice win! I've still got a couple hundred miles left of my 1,000 mile goal....

skilegap said...

Great Blog BTW, You should check out the Spartan Race was a great training goal for me

M. Louise Cunningham said...

Luke, I just found your site.. and am going to try and read through from your beginning post. I find it very inspiring! I had to give my goals because of an injury and surgery, and now have hit a slump. Am trying to get my mind back on track so i can start exercising again..