Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Workout log for today


Joe's Work-out History


Last 7 Days

Activity Total Completed
Running 8.03 miles
123 minutes


Last 30 Days

Activity Total Completed
Running 21.14 miles
331 minutes


All Time Total

Activity Total Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing 144 minutes
Running 82.56 miles
1538 minutes
Your work-outs

Sep 22Running for 4.01 miles and 1 hour, 3 minutes
Sep 18Running for 4.02 miles and 1 hours
Sep 11Running for 4.02 miles and 1 hours
Sep 7Running for 4 miles and 1 hour, 3 minutes
Sep 2Running for 3.3 miles and 54 minutes
Aug 28Running for 1.8 miles and 31 minutes
Aug 12Running for 3.28 miles and 50 minutes
Aug 10Running for 3.28 miles and 55 minutes
Aug 2Running for 3.3 miles and 1 hour, 1 minutes
Jul 29Running for 4.05 miles and 1 hour, 3 minutes

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Workout log for today: New Record!


New record for todays run. I did 5K in 44:00! This is the fastest I have ever done a 5k. Overall was a nice run. I can feel I am getting stronger. I can actually do speed of 6 now for at least 3 minutes before I slow it back down to a 4.4 or 4.5.






Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Where have I been?

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10:  'Crazy Legs' Conti p...Image by Getty Images 
I am still workin! My weight has been hovering at about 252-254 for the last few weeks. I have been exercising still but my eating habits have been less than stellar. This is because I have been doing alot of work for my business and I am eating on the go. Not taking the time to do my food intake into the Body Bugg site. Suffice it to say if I had not been exercising I might be even heavier!!!

I am pretty much done with the catering gigs for now and I will be able to more closely monitor what is going on.  Back to blogging more often.

Thanks,

- Joe

Exercise log for today.

Joe's Work-out History


Last 7 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Running7.3 miles
117 minutes


Last 30 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Running15.66 miles
253 minutes


All Time Total

ActivityTotal Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing144 minutes
Running70.52 miles
1355 minutes
Your work-outs

Sep 7Running for 4 miles and 1 hour, 3 minutes
Sep 2Running for 3.3 miles and 54 minutes
Aug 28Running for 1.8 miles and 31 minutes
Aug 12Running for 3.28 miles and 50 minutes
Aug 10Running for 3.28 miles and 55 minutes
Aug 2Running for 3.3 miles and 1 hour, 1 minutes
Jul 29Running for 4.05 miles and 1 hour, 3 minutes
Jul 25Running for 3.6 miles and 1 hour, 1 minutes
Jul 22Running for 1.2 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 14Running for 3.22 miles and 1 hours

Joe's Fitness Awards


Running - 50 Miler
Awarded for running 50+ total miles
Distance Running - 5K
Awarded for running 3.1 miles

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Todays exercise updated stats

NEW RECORD for me! 5k in 46 minutes, I walked the rest of the way. Very cool! I am so surprised that I can actually jog for the majority of the time. I do have to walk every 20 minutes or so for a couple of minutes but I start right back up again and push forward. Tomorrow will be off day and Saturday I am doing a catering event so I will be working hard and will probably burn more energy than the run does ;).


Joe's Work-out History



Last 7 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Running6.56 miles
105 minutes


Last 30 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Running21.93 miles
380 minutes


All Time Total

ActivityTotal Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing144 minutes
Running61.42 miles
1207 minutes
Your work-outs

Aug 12Running for 3.28 miles and 50 minutes
Aug 10Running for 3.28 miles and 55 minutes
Aug 2Running for 3.3 miles and 1 hour, 1 minutes
Jul 29Running for 4.05 miles and 1 hour, 3 minutes
Jul 25Running for 3.6 miles and 1 hour, 1 minutes
Jul 22Running for 1.2 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 14Running for 3.22 miles and 1 hours
Jul 13Boxing/Kickboxing for 48 minutes
Jul 12Running for 2.59 miles and 1 hour, 5 minutes
Jul 11Boxing/Kickboxing for 1 hours

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Good Run

happyImage by onkel_wart via Flickr
Just a quick note today:

Yesterday I ran for 55 minutes. Well that has been my norm for over a month now. The real news is that I literally RAN for 32 minutes at 4.1mph. I had to walk for a bit but then I ran again! Amazing how much I have been able to gain in such a short time. Just for giggles I weighed myself this morning and I was 251! Only 2 pounds to get below 250.  I am at 29 pounds sofar in my loss! Very exciting stuff. I wont weigh myself again until next week. I am hoping for a big surprise then.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Workout log for today

Last 7 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Running3.28 miles
55 minutes


Last 30 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing48 minutes
Running21.24 miles
395 minutes


All Time Total

ActivityTotal Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing144 minutes
Running58.14 miles
1157 minutes
Your work-outs

Aug 10Running for 3.28 miles and 55 minutes
Aug 2Running for 3.3 miles and 1 hour, 1 minutes
Jul 29Running for 4.05 miles and 1 hour, 3 minutes
Jul 25Running for 3.6 miles and 1 hour, 1 minutes
Jul 22Running for 1.2 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 14Running for 3.22 miles and 1 hours
Jul 13Boxing/Kickboxing for 48 minutes
Jul 12Running for 2.59 miles and 1 hour, 5 minutes
Jul 11Boxing/Kickboxing for 1 hours
Jul 11Running for 1.03 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 10Boxing/Kickboxing for 36 minutes

Still on track!

Catering picoplato (4)Image via Wikipedia
   Just checking in. My new business has kind of overwhelmed me these last couple of weeks. I started a catering business in May. It has been slow going up until now. I know, having a food service company while trying to lose weight.

   Well the good news is I am a vegetarian. Hard core one at that and I am also slightly allergic to chocolate. Which means I have a very strong will against eating what I don't want to. Problem is from time to time I do want to eat potato chips and dip.

   I was feeling down because I was not exercising and the last weight I did 11 days ago I actually gained 2 pounds and was up to 258 again. I weighed myself this morning and I am back on track! I am at 252 and still on track to lose 155 by June 30,2011. I just need to find the time to do some slow walks at high incline on my incline trainer. I got the Jillian Michaels one about 2 years ago and up until now ( around February this year) I had not used it too much.

   So all is right with the world, at least for today. Its a war of inches and I just advanced against the enemy.

Here is my treadmill:

Monday, August 02, 2010

Checking in

Sad monkeyImage by Photocapy via Flickr
Just checking in. I had a bit of a scare after last weeks 4 mile run. The next day I woke up and it hurt to breathe. It was during deep breaths only.

My whole trunk was sore though but I thought I should go to the doctor. By the time I went it was after my Dr's office had closed so I went to after hours care. It took 2 hours to be seen and when they did the PA said I had pluracy, basically where the lungs are rubbing on the surrounding tissue. Its a pretty serious condition. He prescribed me a steroid and also some antibiotics because the steroid would lower my immune system. Great.

The real truth was I was just sore and did not have pluracy. Instead I was just sick and sore from the run. I never took the meds because its too iffy. I am just going to take it easy for a few days and then hit it.

Kind of disappointing that every time I go for it my body rebells in some way. If I would quit getting sick I could burn the calories. Maybe its too much too soon? Who knows.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Exercise log for today.

Last 7 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Running7.65 miles
124 minutes


Last 30 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing144 minutes
Running36.76 miles
763 minutes


All Time Total

ActivityTotal Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing144 minutes
Running51.56 miles
1041 minutes
Your work-outs

Jul 29Running for 4.05 miles and 1 hour, 3 minutes
Jul 25Running for 3.6 miles and 1 hour, 1 minutes
Jul 22Running for 1.2 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 14Running for 3.22 miles and 1 hours
Jul 13Boxing/Kickboxing for 48 minutes
Jul 12Running for 2.59 miles and 1 hour, 5 minutes
Jul 11Boxing/Kickboxing for 1 hours
Jul 11Running for 1.03 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 10Boxing/Kickboxing for 36 minutes
Jul 10Running for 1.2 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 9Running for 3.2 miles and 1 hour, 2 minutes

255!

BodyBugg armbandImage by size8jeans via Flickr
I have been very busy lately but I needed to stop in and give an update. I officially hit 100 pounds left today. So exciting! This means I have lost 25 pounds since I started this back about 2 weeks before my birthday. I have lost 9 pounds since I got my bodybugg 3 weeks ago. I am right on track to keep the 2 pounds per week up for the end goal. It seems slow but its what the recommend. I will put some new pics up maybe on Monday next week. I am very busy with my business for the next couple weeks.
Here is the bodybugg by the manufacturer Apex, same one as the Bugg basically but a little cheaper. I got the Bodybugg before I knew of this one:

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New jogging record!

Dog running on the wet sand during an ultra-lo...Image by mikebaird via Flickr
I did 3.65 miles (5.87km) in 61 minutes which is the longest distance I have gone. The best news is I broke my old 5k record. I did it in 52 minutes my old record was 58 minutes beating it by 6 minutes. I walked on the treadmill at a 4 degree incline and 3.2 speed. When I felt like it I sprinted at 6 mph for 1-2 minutes then went back to 3.2. Just those few sprints (like 3-4) got me .25 miles farther in 1 hour (.40km). I cant wait until I can run all 5k at 6mph. I am getting there. I was not too winded on the sprints I only stopped because I was so sick last week and did not want to push it too much.

Exercise log for today.

Last 7 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Running4.8 miles
91 minutes


Last 30 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing144 minutes
Running38.21 miles
792 minutes


All Time Total

ActivityTotal Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing144 minutes
Running47.51 miles
978 minutes
Your work-outs

Jul 25Running for 3.6 miles and 1 hour, 1 minutes
Jul 22Running for 1.2 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 14Running for 3.22 miles and 1 hours
Jul 13Boxing/Kickboxing for 48 minutes
Jul 12Running for 2.59 miles and 1 hour, 5 minutes
Jul 11Boxing/Kickboxing for 1 hours
Jul 11Running for 1.03 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 10Boxing/Kickboxing for 36 minutes
Jul 10Running for 1.2 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 9Running for 3.2 miles and 1 hour, 2 minutes

Woot!

Happy monkeyImage by ChrisL_AK via Flickr
Ok I weighed myself this morning and I am back to 257. That is great because that is where I left off over a week ago before my wicked cold. I ate like a pig on several days and had 0 exercise for the week. I did sweat a bunch yesterday mowing my lawn with the reel mower.

So no motivation today other than awesomeness of being back on track!

You Can Do This!!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Motivation: Be creative

A reel lawn mower, adapted from an illustratio...Image via Wikipedia
I think if you do the same thing every day while trying to burn calories it could get old quick. I found that mowing the lawn burns a bunch of calories.

The cool thing is my lawnmower died. How is that cool? Well I got a REEL Mower (spelled that way). Its like the old ones from when my parents were kids. You push it and it cuts the grass how novel! Anyway doing my 1/4 acre yard burned 390 calories and took 30 minutes. About the same as a light walk on the treadmill. Not bad and the lawn looks great and I used 0 gas and no emissions! Has a really cool scissor sound.
So, if your old lawnmower is on the fritz I recommend dumping it and going old school!

The point is you dont always have to run or jump rope or whatever it is that you are doing when not sitting on the couch. Just get up and do something beyond the norm and you will find calories melting away.
This is the one I bought:



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Thursday, July 22, 2010

My daily motivation tip: Battle fatigue

Pushing RocksImage by pulsman via Flickr
The battle rages on but I am winning the war!

Personal update:
I am feeling better. Yesterday was probably when I felt most weak of all. When I woke up this morning I felt considerably stronger. I decided that I would at least walk today.

I went and did 30 minutes at about 2.3 pace 0 incline. I did not want to sweat or breathe heavy because it would irritate my lungs. Baby steps I know but in the right direction. I wont weigh myself until probably Monday so that I have a chance to get myself back in the game before I see the damage.

So my tip for today is:
 Persevere

 It is a simple word but holds a great deal of power. Much like a Brit, I say keep a stiff upper lip, trod ahead and damn be the consequences (within reason).  Whenever you face an injury or setback on this journey look at it as a notch in your belt. Because if you push through, on the other side is a powerful tool for the next time you are sick or injured.

Here it is; I made it through much worse last time and I kept going. I will recognize I am ill and I will not push myself. However, I can and will get better and push on. Because rolling over and dying, fat, is not the way I want to go out.

I hope you have a nice day!

You Can Do This!


Exercise log for today.

Last 7 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Running1.2 miles
30 minutes


Last 30 Days

ActivityTotal Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing144 minutes
Running35.81 miles
761 minutes


All Time Total

ActivityTotal Completed
Boxing/Kickboxing144 minutes
Running43.91 miles
917 minutes
Your work-outs

Jul 22Running for 1.2 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 14Running for 3.22 miles and 1 hours
Jul 13Boxing/Kickboxing for 48 minutes
Jul 12Running for 2.59 miles and 1 hour, 5 minutes
Jul 11Boxing/Kickboxing for 1 hours
Jul 11Running for 1.03 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 10Boxing/Kickboxing for 36 minutes
Jul 10Running for 1.2 miles and 30 minutes
Jul 9Running for 3.2 miles and 1 hour, 2 minutes
Jul 8Running for 3.2 miles and 1 hour, 4 minutes

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Todays Motivation

Slices of French BreadImage via Wikipedia
I am definitely on the downward slope of this cold. The great news is I did gain some weight back. Wait, how is that great news? Well from how I have been eating, (basically anything I wanted), and how I have been exercising, (none at all, laying in bed or on the couch all day). I only gained.... 1 pound!!!

That is fantastic. I was 257 before I got sick and this morning I weighed myself and I was 258.4. So that is wonderful.

That means that my metabolism was probably sped up to fight off the cold and it burned more. According to the bodybugg it was not that much higher. When I said I ate anything. I ate thick cream soups, lots of bread and butter, white rice and more. I think maybe my body burned that food right up.

 I was almost sure I would have gained 5 pounds or more the way I was eating. This is a setback but not really because once I start feeling 100% I will start exercising and will get right back on the trail. I can deal with 1 pound, 10 would have been tough but 1 is nothing. Very excited!

I will probably not run today I may go for a short walk on the treadmill just to get my steps in. I am still kind of weak and dizzy. I may wait 1 more day before anything resembling a workout.

Yes Bob! I am ready :D

Monday, July 19, 2010

Todays Motivation

how to spend a sick dayImage by ratterrell via Flickr
Well I am fighting a BAD cold and its in my chest right now. I am a bit sore and probably will take today off too because I am barely strong enough to walk up and down the stairs. I have not weighed myself but I think I have gained weight. Eating comfort food and lots of soup have me feeling bloated.


 When I get better I am sure I have taken a few steps back. Its ok though because I know I can get right back on track asap. Its all just a game and this round I lost, but I will persevere and win the war.


Keep checking back I will be better soon and get started on the path again!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Nutrition Tip

Being I am still kinda under the the weather, I thought I would share an amazing nutrition resource today. Its a free website where you can find nutrition data on every food out there. Why this is useful is a bag of fresh cherrys do not contain a nutrition label. The site even gives you much more info than the nutrition label could like inflammatory reaction, complete vitamin breakdown and more.

If you are using the Bodybugg site you will quickly learn how lacking it is with regard to all foods. I wish I could add to their database because being a vegetarian means I have many foods that are not available on the BBug site.

Nutritiondata is a fantastic tool to bridge that gap...

Drumroll please: http://nutritiondata.self.com/


Check it out I think you will find it a great tool.