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."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day #146 - Travel Series Part 9c - A Little Time to Relax

Today was a much needed day of relaxing and having a little personal time. Patty and I woke up in Virginia this morning, ready start our day of traveling and spending some time with her family. However, before we left the hotel, I decided to do something that I have not done in a while. I decided to workout this morning. I attempted a few times in the past to try and establish a morning workout routine but have come up unsuccessful at doing so. I just had to face the facts that I am not a morning person. However, I did discover that working out after work, every day, has given me a way to deal with stress and to get my mind focused. Anyway, the workout went extremely well this morning. I ended up executing a weight lifting session this morning after not being able to do so yesterday. And let me tell you, the gym at the hotel we were staying at was probably one of the best hotel gyms I have ever seen. It had everything from free weights to cardio machines and was definitely a huge improvement from the gym I happened to encounter last week on the road. Needless to say, I am glad that I conducted my workout this morning because we had another long day of traveling yet again today.

While on the road, Patty and I had seen some cool sights. We actually drove on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel down in Virginia which just so happens to be a very interesting structure. It is a very long road that combines both bridges and tunnels as a means of crossing the bay. While traveling across the bridge-tunnel, Patty and I decided to stop and have lunch at the restaurant located right in the middle. Lately, I have been incorporating a cheat meal into my weight loss program to try and keep myself sane during the week. I have been participating in the these cheat meals usually on Saturday, however I decided that I was going to stay clear of the cheat meal today. And to make a long story short, I did a great job today in doing so. I was very happy with myself for staying on track with the mission and not giving into the cheat meal. Anyway, below are a few pictures of our journey across the bridge-tunnel.

Even though there was a lot of traveling today, it ended up being a nice relaxing day. I exercised this morning, ate healthy the entire day, and did a little site seeing on our way home. Not bad at all.

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

Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 36 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)

Lunch - 2 pieces of grilled chicken, with a cup of New England Clam Chowder, fresh mozzarella, and a few french fries = Estimated Points 17
Snacks During the Day - 2 mini pretzels, 2 servings of beef jerky, and 1 mini pretzel bag = Points 8
Dinner - 1 1/2 servings of baked chicken, side of corn, and a side of mashed potatoes = Points 10

Total Points Eaten Today = 35 Points (1 point under my daily limit)


Today I executed the weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine: Dumbbell Press, Seated Row, and Side Lunges (4 sets of each x 15 reps), Lying Dumbbell Flyes, Shoulder Dumbbell Press, and Bicep Hammers (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Straight Arm Push Downs, Lateral Raises, and Stability Ball Squats (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), and Stability Ball Crunches, Triceps Push Downs, and Dumbbell Side Bends (4 sets of each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be doing cardio.

Day #146 - Weigh-In = 239.2 lbs
Day #146 Weigh-In

Day #146 Front Shot


  1. Congrats on the lovely day, the fun workout and mostly the gorgeous redhead. I say that as a redheaded twin. Redheads Rule! Have a fun trip.

  2. Beautiful pictures and you guys are soooo cute!!
    Good for you on deciding not to have a cheat meal that shows you stopped and made a good decision for you. That is a NSV!!

  3. Congrats on traveling and staying with your plan! Your post is the second one I read this moring about a traveler using the hotel gym. Good for you. Nice job on omitting the sheet meal, too. Have a great week! Michele