Why do I do this...

Why? To be better...

1. I promised (only a few people will know what this means, and if you don't, you will).
2. I am better than this.

Personal Bests

Santa Race November 25, 2012
5k 30:51 min/sec 6:11 pace per km

Boxing Day 10 Miler December 26, 2012
16.09 k 1:42:22 hr/min/sec 6:23 pace per km

Road 2 Hope Half Marathon November 4, 2012
21.1k 2:16:41 hr/min/sec 6:27 pace per km

Road 2 Hope Marathon November 5, 2011
5k 34:18 min/sec 6:52 pace per km

Around the Bay March 25, 2012
5k 32:07 min/sec 6:26 pace per km

Burlington Runners Good Friday 5k April 6, 2012
5k 31:22 min/sec 6:22 pace per km
(Garmin Race Time 5k 31:12 min/sec 6:14 pace per km)

Imperial Glass 4/8K Grey Cup Run November 26th, 2011
4K 26:55 min/sec 6:44 pace per km

Non Race Personal Bests

2.4km 13:19 min/sec 5:31 pace per km
July 17, 2012

5k 28:13 min/sec 5:40 pace per km
Nov 15, 2012

10k 1:02:25 hour/min/sec 6:15 pace Aug/29/2012

Challenge Start: July 18, 2011
Start Weight: 286 lbs
Current Weight: 208 lbs as at November 11, 2012
Total lost: 78 lbs
Goal Weight: 197
Last Cigarette: June, 2011

Friday, May 4, 2012

Two for ONE!!

I don't usually post my CrossFit workouts but since it was nearly two weeks since I did CrossFit, I thought it was appropriate due to a circumstance I will explain.

Warm Up

  • Inch worm with push-up
  • 10 pull ups (off box)
  • 10 reaching lunges
  • 400m run
  • 10 wall squats (facing)
* 3x

  • 5 sets/5 reps front squats (same weight for me due to hamstrings and glute/65lbs) everyone else did 5-4-3-1 up to max weight.
Buy In

  • 100 kettlebell swings (everyone else did 3x100m resistance sprints)

  • clean and jerk (65lbs)
  • body rows

Time 9:35

The only reason I posted this is because its monumental in that it caused me to feel the urge to vomit, so in summary, this workout, even though it was no where near the RX weights, really, and I mean really gassed me.

In Other News...The Scale is a Fear Monger!!

As you may have read recently, I don't feel I have been focusing on weight loss as much and have realized my progress may have slowed because of this, however during this time, I have kept my eating under control. It's more that I have not been able to exercise as much as I would like too.

Because of this I have avoided the scale. I mean who wants to know after all the hard work they have done that they are going backwards?

My thought was hold on, get a grip, let things stabilize and then step on the scale. I just couldn't do that. I had to step on the scale last night to see what kind of damage I have done.

Believe it or not I did this at 2 am, probably the worst time of the day to weigh yourself and I had a pasta dinner that evening at Boston Pizza (off their Healthy Menu choices). It was under 600 calories and had less that 550 mg of sodium but still it was pasta.

So I step on the scale, and I step off again. It must be wrong, so I adjust the thingy wheel to make sure it's on zero and I step back on. The same weight!! Now I am thinking I must be asleep because there is noway I have lost 4lbs in the last two weeks could have I? I re-step on the scale and the same weight again..221lbs. HOLY SHIT!! ALL that anxiety for what?

This proves that for me, food is my biggest contributor to my size and the exercise is the catalyst to change the look of my body and how it feels. Ultimately the scale proves I can do this AND have a busy life. It's my experience, that this is a rare statement about the scale.

My theory of BALANCE is actually working!!

What a relief to beat the scale!!

Do you have any unexpected weight loss stories??