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."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Day #106 - Oh Monday...... Why Are You so Mean!!

It happens every Sunday night, I fear going to sleep because I will wake up in the morning and it will be Monday. Mondays are the worst at work because everything from the week before, you thought you had under control, ends up being wrong or not enough. And that always turns into having to do everything over again. Not to mention all of the new things that get added on top of that pile as well because it is a brand new week. As you can plainly see, today was a horrible Monday for me. However, I managed to stay on track with my mission, both eating and working out. I can't tell you how many times in the past I had resorted to pigging out every time I had a bad day. But not any more my friends.

I mentioned a few times in a couple of posts, whenever I get stressed or have a bad day, I take all of my anger out at the gym. And lucky for me today, my friend (the personal trainer) had extended my new cardio based workout routine by adding another set of exercises. I started off the first day by doing 2 sets of exercises and I am now up to doing 4. I can honestly tell you that by adding more exercises, it actually gets a lot harder to make it all the way through. I was feeling great after the first set of exercises was done.  I was also using some bottled up emotions, from the day at work, to get through it. After the second set was complete, I totally forgot why my day was so miserable to begin with. Once I got into the 3rd and 4th sets of exercises, I was struggling to finish and all my focus was on trying to complete the routine.  I barely made it through today and I don't think I have ever sweat so much during any cardio / weight lifting session. After my time at the gym was done, I actually felt a lot better and I couldn't wait to get home to eat dinner and relax.

I know that after I get a good few hours of sleep tonight, all will be forgotten pertaining to my horrible day at work and I will continue to move forward like I always do. I am so happy that bringing exercise and eating healthy back into my life has given me a different way to release stress and to calm down. Life is too short to be angry, especially with all of the crap I have to go through at work. Tomorrow is another day and I am sure that I will get things done like I usually do.

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 - 4 rice cakes = Points 4
Snacks During the Course of the Day - 1 serving of Baked Tostitos Scoops with mango salsa and a serving of whole wheat pretzel sticks = Points 4
Early Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 7
Mid Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 7
Late Afternoon - 1 serving of homemade Beef and Vegetable Cheese Casserole (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 7
Dinner - 2 Boca veggie burgers on 2 slices of Weight Watchers whole wheat bread with shredded reduced fat mozzarella cheese = Points 6
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream cone = Points 2

Total Points Eaten Today = 37 Points

Body Measurements

Chest- 45 inches (Lost a 1/4 inch since last Monday)
Waist (Around my stomach even with my belly button) - 46 1/4 inches (Lost 1 inch since last Monday)
Neck - 15 1/2 inches
Bicep (Not Flexed) - 14 1/4 inches (Lost 1 inch since last Monday)
Bicep (Flexed) - 16 3/4 inches (Lost a 1/4 inch since last Monday)
Upper Leg - 26 1/2 inches (Lost 2 inches since last Monday)
Lower Leg (Calf) - 16 1/2 inches (Lost 1/2 an inch since last Monday)


Today I executed the weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine: Close Grip Lat Pull Down, Lateral Raises, and Leg Pres (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Dumbbell Press, Seated Row, and Leg Extensions (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Flyes, Rear Delt Fly, and Tricep Push Downs (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), and Stability Ball Crunches, Bicep Hammer Curls, and Planks (4 sets of each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #106 - Weigh-In = 253.8 lbs
Day #106 Weigh-In

Day #106 Front Shot

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear you had a crappy Monday!
    Hope you have a better week.
    Katrina x