Today is picture day. This is the first thing that pops into my mind today. I am very excited to take more comparison photos. I get out of bed and change into my jeans. I am ready to see if anything has changed. Sam grabs the camera and we snap a few photos. I am excited to see what these look like, so I load them in the computer right away. While they are loading into the computer, I head to the kitchen for my least favorite meal, meal 1. I grab the eggs, and some bread. Egg whites are cooking, bread is toasting, photos are loading. This is a good day so far. As soon as I finish eating, I feel the fire start burning and begin to get hungry.
I am actually looking forward to the gym today. I felt like such a poo yesterday, that I feel the need to make it up today. When I finish looking at the pictures, I get on the ground and start stretching. I want to have a good day at the gym today, I don't want to deal with a cramping leg again on the treadmill. I hate stretching, I don't like it at all. I think it has to do mainly because I don't "see" the results when I stretch. I don't finish stretching, look in the mirror and think "now you look good from that!" I know it's extremely necessary, that doesn't mean I have to like doing it. I continue to stretch for a bit, watching the clock for my next meal.
Time for meal 2 which is a can of tuna and a slice of bread. I mix mustard in the tuna for flavoring. The mustard helps add a little flavor, with no added calories. It isn't something I ate before I started eating disciplined, but right now it is amazing. Meal 3, this is going in my belly right before I head to the gym, it's a half peanut butter sandwich. I love peanut butter, and could eat this whole jar right now. I finish eating my sandwich savoring every bite, then head to the gym.
I arrive, so far so good. I am still feeling very motivated and ready to go. I get inside and head to my corner where I have been doing all my exercises these past couple weeks. I start off with the plank. This hurts really bad, but my head is in the game and I keep at it for as long as I can. My mid section feels like everything is on fire. This feels good, it means something is working in order to keep me off the ground. I repeat this 3 times holding it as long as I can. I grab a stability ball, let the crunches begin. I do 20 reps, for 3 sets. That will do, because my abs feel like they are sliced up from the inside. Next is ball pushes with my knees on a stability disk. This changes things up by removing my leverage, and adding an unstable environment. I am all core right now, my hands are on a ball and my knees are on an inflated disc. I do 3 sets of 12. This was very, very hard. Pushup time, my feet are on the same stability ball and push. I start with 15, rest, 15 more, rest again, then I try for 20 and get 16. Not bad if you ask me, at least I tried. The resistance band is my next victim, and I do curls, with a back and shoulder routine in a circuit fashion. I repeat this 3 times. I do all of this in about 20 minutes, now I head to that terrible treadmill.
Treadmill my buddy, you nearly defeated me yesterday, not today. I climb up ready for war. Hit the quick start button and fly. This feels good already, no problems, everything is smooth sailing. I am in the zone right away, I look down at the timer it is already half way. This is great, I am really happy to be cruising on this thing today. I think to myself, "eventually I will be doing 55 then 60 minutes, I should do 51 since I feel so good." I knew it, I feel a little good for one day and already making more work for myself. Well, 51 minutes it is. I'm not going to walk for 50 minutes, then quit with 1 minute to go. "Anyone can do 1 minute." The timer hits 51, and it is a success. Now I will be doing 51 minutes everyday, until I have another great idea. I hop off and head home.
I get home, have some oatmeal and think about how yummy it tastes. I really love this oatmeal, I think it is my favorite thing right now. I am finished and tell my wife that it is so nice outside and we should take the kids for a walk. So we bundle up the kids and head off to a great walking spot. This fitness lifestyle is giving me more energy. I am happy to have all I can get so I can give it to my family.
Here is my photo update, tell me what you think.
The photo on the left is the first day, the photo on the right is today.
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