Bluesday Tuesday is over. It was yesterday, and today is… um, I can’t think of anything that rhymes with Wednesday, but it’s been much better. I headed to the gym to work on reaching Goal #3 – climbing 73 floors on the StairMaster without stopping. This is only my third time on the StairMaster at this gym, so let’s recap my prior StairMastering:
- 10/3/10. Minutes: 10. Floors: 41. Equivalent to: Ernst & Young Building, Los Angeles, California.
- 11/3/10. Minutes: 11. Floors: 51. Equivalent to: 1000 de La Gauchetiere, Montreal, Canada.
Today I set the clock for 15 minutes, thinking if I could make make it for that long, it’d be miraculous. I also thought that I’d end up climbing 60-something floors, which is a considerable increase, and a nice jump towards my 73-floor goal. When I started climbing, I covered the display with my towel, so I didn’t have to watch the seconds tick down on the clock (they seem to go slower when you’re watching them, don’t they?). Around minute 13, I felt ready to collapse, and decided to push myself to minute 14, and then lower the speed way down and cool down for the final minute. It was tough, but I did it as planned. And after it was all over, I checked the number of floors, and it was…. 70! More than I was anticipating, and only three shy of my goal! Nicely done, David!
This is me after the StairMaster. I look kinda pissed, but I’m just trying to catch my breath:
For today’s equivalent skyscraper, we’re heading overseas. Say hello to The Sail @ Marina Bay, the tallest residential building in Singapore. If I had started today’s workout on the lobby level, I’d have finished on the top floor!
After a visit to the water fountain and a meander around the gym, I got on the Arc Trainer. I wanted to go for 30 minutes, but because I was feeling good, I ended up going for 45. Here my calorie count for today’s workout:
- Stairmaster: 265 calories burned
- Arc Trainer: 812 calories burned
- TOTAL: 1077 calories burned (!)
That is a lot of calories, and it showed in my sweat. It was a pretty sweaty workout!
I look kinda pissed in that picture too, huh? I’m not. Just exhausted.
Today was a weigh-in day for me, although I forgot about it when I woke up, and had already drunk most of a liter of water before stepping on the scale. Usually on my weigh-in days, the first thing I do in the morning is step on the scale. No, that’s a lie. First I go to the bathroom, and then I step on the scale. Anyway – I think this morning’s reading was a little off because of the water weight, and I stayed the same. Held steady at 255 pounds. But a weigh-in day is a weigh-in day, so I gotta update my chart:
Did you notice I had to start a new piece of paper? I’m now on the fifth page of my weight loss chart. Here’s all of it:
So I’m still 5 pounds away from my goal weight of 250 pounds, and 3 pounds away from a weight loss of 150 pounds.
Keep it up, David!