Alright. Back at it. I am up to 269 from a low of 242 last summer before Pikes Peak. My goal is to be below 200 before Pikes Peak this summer.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
On his birthday after DRIVING to the summit of Pikes Peak I made a promise that I was going to change my life and we were coming back in 3 years for his Senior Trip and WALKING up that mountain! A special thanks to my wife, friends and of course my son.
This year we are going to do it again and we are going to do it BETTER!
LOVING EVERY MINUTE OF IT!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
FitNotes Workout - Thursday 8th January 2015 ** Stationary Bike ** - 6.95 mi in 30:00 ** Flat Barbell Bench Press ** - 135.0 lbs x 5 reps - 135.0 lbs x 3 reps ** Barbell Curl ** - 20.0 lbs x 55 reps
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Supine Burpee (my name)
Like a burpee but I roll onto my back. Today I timed myself to see how long it would take to do 5. I thought it would take me 90 to 120 seconds but I pulled it off in 48!
Swiss Hamstring Curls
This was a fun and great exercise not just for the hammies but core stabilizers too.
I was finally able to do lunges with my trekking poles! It may not sound like much but a 6 months ago I could not do a single one. Today, after training those muscles groups with alternate exercises I was able to do perform 3 sets of 12! #ThisAintYourGrandmasHipReplacement
FitNotes Workout - Tuesday 6th January 2015 ** Stationary Bike ** - 6.63 mi in 30:00 ** Supine Burpee ** - 5.0 m in 00:48 ** Swiss Hamstring Curl ** - 1.0 lbs x 10 reps - 1.0 lbs x 10 reps - 1.0 lbs x 10 reps ** Lunge Forward ** - 1.0 lbs x 12 reps - 1.0 lbs x 12 reps - 1.0 lbs x 12 reps
Monday, January 5, 2015
I feel like I could have pushed myself harder or longer. I do want to have time to come blog after my workout and before my the first meeting of my work days which is 7 a.m.
FitNotes Workout - Monday 5th January 2015 ** Stationary Bike ** - 7.0 mi in 30:00 ** Barbell Curl ** - 20.0 lbs x 51 reps - 20.0 lbs x 28 reps - 20.0 lbs x 21 reps ** Flat Barbell Bench Press ** - 45.0 lbs x 66 reps - 45.0 lbs x 34 reps ** Dumbell Skullcrusher ** - 23.0 lbs x 50 reps - 23.0 lbs x 25 reps - 23.0 lbs x 25 reps
Sunday, January 4, 2015
It feels good to be back at it. My right leg has become a little more sore, in the muscles, as they day has progressed. The 3rd day is always the worst so I will prep for that with some ibuprofen and hop out of bed at 5 in the morning to continue the training.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
To beat this I try and plan activities ahead. Activities that are physically active so that calories are burned, and, if exerting enough, endorphins are released. Camping and hiking are my top choices for this very reason. Besides being active I can plan what types and amount of food to bring to a some what isolated area!
Friday, January 2, 2015
I had stalled in my overall weight loss and am working to re-focus and make a huge push for the next 180 days so that I can have as lean of a body as possible and carry as little weight as possible up the Manitou Incline. So this morning my wife and I were back it in our 14,000 Gym and while it did stink to role out of bed at 5 a.m. and it did "hurt" a little after being off for almost 2 weeks it does feel good now that I am done!
Thursday, January 1, 2015
I am now HOOKED on hiking and this year of 2015 I am challenging my friends, family and self by setting the bar a little higher (14,439 feet high, more on that in a later post). We have unfinished business on America's Mountain and that is completing the Manitou Incline. Over 2700 railroad tie steps, almost a mile long and 2000 feet in elevation gain. We will hit the base on July 2nd at 5:30 a.m. local time and charge on up using this route as we leisurely work our way up to what will be our second summit of Pikes Peak! (more on that in a later post too!)
With a new year comes new resolve! And the battle cry, for at least the first half of the year, will be a countdown until we meet the Incline! Starting tomorrow our holiday break from exercise is over with a renewed focus on our diet. Tomorrow marks 180 days until we reach the summit of the Manitou Incline!