I have mentioned quite a bit since I started my mission 44 days ago that I wanted to get into a morning workout routine because it helps speed up the fat loss process. And ever since Day #1, I have been having trouble waking up in the morning because either I have trouble hearing my alarms or I am too tired and I can't wake up. However, the most important part, is that I still manage to work out at night. Anyway, a little over a week ago, my fiancee proposed to me a friendly competition. She wanted to give me a little extra motivation to help me wake up in the morning. Now listen, I have enough motivation as it is wanting to get healthy, lose fat, and help others. But when I hear the word competition, I am not the person to back down at all.
The stipulations to this competition are as follows:
- If I don't wake up in the morning to workout I have to give her a back message the next night.
- If I manage to wake up in the morning to workout 5 days in a row, she owes me a back message.
I don't think that is a bad deal at all. Well, except for when I slept through both my alarms yesterday and this morning and now I owe her 2 back massages. I really have to figure out how to become a morning person because I hate giving back messages, especially when she is smiling and gloating the whole time. Let's hope she forgets.
When it all comes down to it, I really appreciate the effort my fiancee is putting forward to help me get to where I want to be, not only health wise but goal wise as well. I tell you what, she better not get used to winning because when I master this whole morning workout routine thing, I am going to be getting a lot of back messages in the near future.
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 40 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)
Breakfast - Egg whites on 2 slices of Weight Watchers whole wheat bread with a slice of fat free american cheese = Points 3
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 4 rice cakes, 2 Weight Watchers soft chocolate chip cookies, and 2 Weight Watchers mini carrot cakes = Points 8
Lunch - Chicken Teriyaki on a whole wheat sub roll with 2 slices of american cheese, a bag of baked potato chips, and a side of apple slices = Points 19
Dinner - Beef & Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 7
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2
Total Points Eaten Today = 39 Points (1 point under my daily limit)
Today I failed again to wake up in the morning to workout. I was doing so well for a couple of days and I will get back to where I want to be. Anyway, tonight I conducted my Chest & Bicep exercises: Dumbbell Chest Press (4 sets x 8, 10, 12, and 15 reps), Incline Smith Press (3 sets x 21, 15, and 15 reps), Straight Bar Curls (4 sets x 8, 10, 12, and 15 reps), Incline Cable Chest Fly (3 sets x 15 reps), Incline Alternating Dumbbell Curls (4 sets x 12, 10, 8, and 6 reps), Low Pulley Hammer Curls (3 sets to failure). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio and my core body workout.
Day #44 - Weigh-In = 275 lbs
|Day #44 Weigh-In|
|Day #44 Front Shot|