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 25, 2012

Day #14 - An Old School Workout

The Day in Review

Hey friends!! Today was a much better day. First of all, I was able to control myself as far as my meals go. Even after falling off the path for the last five days, I was able to call on that will power once again and coasted through the day with ease! However, the work day was extremely busy once again and I had no time to make it to the gym.

But I did find a way to supplement a gym workout with an old school workout. Let me explain what I mean. The company I work for now has an office on the second floor of a large business complex as well as some office space on the ground floor of that same building. While the upstairs office is pretty much setup, the downstairs office space needs some work done. The space that we are currently in has some desks, a large conference table, large book shelves, and several smaller pieces of furniture still in it from the previous tenant. My boss had asked us to clean up the space so we could comfortably work out of it. And when he requested the task, I immediately jumped on it because I knew there was going to be a lot of heavy lifting and moving around. So if I did not have time for the gym, I was going to make my own workout to fill in that void.

Let me tell you all, this furniture we had to move was old and extremely heavy! I was actually sweating 5 minutes into the project and continued to sweat all the way through. There was so much to move and clean up that we still need to put some time into it tomorrow. I actually feel like I did a legit workout in the gym tonight. My body is so sore right now!! I think I did a somewhat good job turning nothing into something.

Today's Meal (I am allowed 57 Weight Watcher's Points / Day)

Lunch #1 - Double Turkey Sub on Wheat Bread with American Cheese, Pickles, a side of apple slices, and a side of Sun Chips = 26 Points
Lunch #2 - 2 Boca Chicken Patties on Wheat Bread with 2 Slices of WW American Cheese and a side of baked Tostitos = 15 Points
Dinner - 1 1/2 Servings of Rice O Roni Chicken Rice with 2 servings of Grilled Chicken Strips = 14 Points
Snack - 1 WW Chocolate Chip Cookie = 2 Points

Total Points Eaten Today = 57 Points

Today's Workout / Exercise Routine

Unfortunately I did not make it to the gym again today. However, I did suppliment that with a lot of heavy lifting and cleaning.

Today's Photo

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
(Front Shot)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day #13 - Adjusting to the New Busy Schedule

The Past Few Days in Review

Hey everyone! Well it is unfortunate to say, but I 100% lost the battle over the last 5 days. But here is the thing, I admit it and now it is time to move forward! Last Thursday, a few of my co-workers and I took a trip up north for a weekend event. Now many of you know, I travel a lot for work and have been doing so for the last 7 years. But I have never had a weekend work schedule like the one I had this past weekend.

It was absolutely crazy! We were up Friday - Sunday around 5:30am and we did not get back to the hotel until around 9:30pm every night. Now that is what I call a full work schedule. I am not complaining at all and I realize that I am going to have to find a way to adjust to it. And when I say adjust, I mean....... find a way to eat healthy and exercise just like I would if I was at home.

Like I mentioned above, I am admitting that I lost the battle over the last few days. Even though I did not workout in a gym, I was still lifting heavy things and moving around a lot. As a matter of fact, I broke a sweat just about every day. Now the eating part is a different story. During the day I tried very hard to eat healthy. I actually had a healthy breakfast everyday, ate grilled chicken a lot, but lost it during dinner time. We really didn't have much time to eat during the day and when it came time to eat dinner, I was so damn hungry. And when I get that hungry, it is hard to control myself. I know I can do better and I am determined to do better going forward.

During the first few days of bringing back "The Heavy Man's Diary", I did really good. I lost 6.8 lbs to be exact. And now since I have gone off the course the last few days, I feel like I have gained back those 6.8 lbs and taken a large step backwards. It is a little disappointing to say this. However, I have no other choice but to get back on the right path. There is to much at stake to keep on going backwards. The next real battle for me is coming up this weekend with another traveling event. I am determined to win this time.

Today's Meals

It is no secret by now, I ate really crappy the last few days. Actually it was the last five days to be exact. I did not follow my Weight Watcher's Points limit and I am disappointed in myself for doing so. It is time to get back on the right path. I will be counting points once again tomorrow!

Today's Workout / Exercise Routine

Like my meals, I have not made it to the gym over the past five days. And there is no excuse good enough. I hit the gym once again tomorrow!

Today's Photo

Monday, September 24, 2012
(Front Shot)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Back Tomorrow..... I Promise!!!!

Hey Everyone!

I am sorry for being away the last few days. I have been traveling for work and the long hours have been crazy! I will be back home tomorrow (Monday, Sept 24th) with a full weekend update! I can't wait to get back to a regular meal and workout schedule!

Thanks for being patient! The Heavy Man has not gone anywhere... I just have to adjust to this new traveling schedule!

See you tomorrow!

- The Heavy Man