My Story

On Monday, May 31, 2010, I embarked on a mission to lose weight and to get into the best shape of my life for my wedding. For a long time that mission was a success until life started getting stressful and food became a way to cope with that stress. To make a long story short, the mission fell short before my wedding day was here. And to make things even worse, I stopped eating healthy, exercising, and blogging for over two years. I now have a very beautiful wife and baby boy but my health is still crap. So to turn things around, I am brining back "The Heavy Man" and the "Mission to Healthy."

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day #87 - Going the Extra Mile

Today is day #3 of my new exercise regiment. Well, you can technically say it is day #2 because I did not make it to the gym yesterday. Anyway, today I executed the second routine of my newly renovated exercise regiment. And I can honestly tell you that I am still sore from Monday's Chest workout. So, you can only imagine how excited I was to be lifting weights again. But I wanted to stick to the new routine as much as possible. So, I sucked it up and made my way to the gym.

Before I get into my gym experience today, I want to share with everyone how long and stressful my day at the office was. I don't think I have ever had so many people call me or ask so many questions in one day, in all my years of working. And of course I try to be a super hero and I attempt to answer as many thing as I could before my head started to hurt. I couldn't wait to get out of there today. The good news is that I made it out of the office alive. The bad news is that I didn't make it to the gym until 10:30pm. Patty and I have been looking for some furniture to fill in the space that is now vacant since her sister moved out of our two bed room apartment. Of course we do not want to spend a lot because we are saving for our wedding, which by the way, is officially a year away starting tomorrow! Anyway, we ended up getting lost trying get home from the furniture store thus making me have to go into the gym late tonight.

Getting back to my experience at the gym, today I had to execute my new Back routine. I personally think working out my Back and my Legs are the two hardest routines when lifting weights. My new routine had me doing exercises that I have never heard of before. Let me tell you, I am feeling sore in parts of my back that I never even knew I had. I am literally walking hunched over because my back feels so week right now, after the intense workout session. Patty actually laughed at me when I walked through the door because of how weird I looked. Anyway, after I had finished my back routine, I had the dilemma of deciding whether or not I was going to execute my new Abs workout tonight. As much as I wanted to walk out the door, get into my car, and drive home, I decided that I would go the extra mile. So, I walked right to the sit up machine and proceeded to continue with my workout. I am glad I did, because I feel like I accomplished a lot tonight. I can't wait to see how sore I am tomorrow morning when I wake up.

With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man = 38 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Breakfast - 2 eggo nutrigrain waffles with a cup of Light'n Fit yogurt and a side of strawberries with brown sugar = Points 5
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 1 Weight Watchers brownie, 1 Weight Watchers chocolate chip cookie, 1 Weight Watchers mini carrot cake, and 1 pear = points 5
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of whole wheat pasta with olive oil and a Tbsp of Parmesan cheese = Points 4
Late Afternoon - 1 Boca veggie burger on a Weight Watchers bagel with a side of baked chips and whole wheat pasta = Points 10
Dinner - Chicken BLT Salad with fat free french dressing (Wendy's) = Points 15

Total Points Eaten Today = 39 Points (1 point over my daily limit)


Today I executed my new Back Routine: Angled Bar Lat Pull Down (5 sets x 15 reps), Wide Grip Seated Row (5 sets x 15 reps), Close Grip Lat Pull Down (5 sets x 15 reps), Low Back Extensions (5 sets x 15 reps), and Good Morning Dead lifts on the Smith Machine (5 sets x 15 reps). I also executed my new Abs Routine: Crunches (4 sets x 25 reps), Leg Raise Chair (2 sets x 12 reps), and Dumbbell Side Crunches (1 sets x 15 each side). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio and my Legs routine.

Day #87 - Weigh-In = 256.4 lbs
Day #87 Weigh-In

Day #87 Fron Shot


  1. Go you! There may actually come a day when you see being sore, as good sore, as evidence of hard work. That's how I see it now. I love a good soreness, like a gold star for my hard work.

  2. Kat,

    I couldn't agree with you more!!

    - The Heavy Man