It seems like I just posted weigh-in results. And because of my long-delayed November weigh-in, that’s true – it’s only been two weeks instead of a full month. So let’s see how I did during those two weeks!
Down one pound! I’m slowly slowly sloooowly losing the weight I gained during September, and that’s a good thing. My weight of 248 pounds means I’ve lost and kept off 154 pounds. That’s still totally awesome. Here’s my whole weight loss chart:
Moving on to my Monthly Workout Progress Report. I’m a nerd, so I track all my workouts on a calendar. Every workout get a dot (and a brief description), and some dots have circles, triangles, or Ws, all of which denote different things. Here’s my calendar for November:
There’s 24 dots on that calendar, so that means I worked out 24 out of 30 days – 80% of the time. That’s pretty good – 85% is typically my target, because that’s what it would be if I worked out six days a week and took one rest day.
I also count the times I lift weights, but that number is low, too – only four weightlifting workouts during the month. This is also due to all the travel – it’s easier to do cardio when you don’t have access to gym equipment.
One number that was nice and big this month was my cardio miles. I track all the miles I complete doing any form of cardio (running, biking, elliptical-ing, etc), and compile them in a little chart – November’s is on the right (you can click on it to see it bigger). I’ve been doing this for almost a year and a half, and I started November with 1,234.3 miles under my belt. I ended it with 1,293.3 miles – meaning I added 59 miles to my total!
My monthly totals have dropped in the past couple months, mainly because I’ve been doing a lot of cardio on my new MAX Trainer, which doesn’t measure distance. So I can thank my out-of-town adventures for goosing this month’s number. I logged 14 miles during my 10 days in Chicago (12 of them running, and two on a tread climber while visiting family in Springfield).
During my trip to Colorado last week, I did a bunch more cardio:
- A 5k Turkey Trot race on Thanksgiving Day (plus biking to and from the race).
- My sister Sarah and I had time to kill at the Denver airport before my parents’ flight arrived, so we power walked around the main terminal, covering 3 miles in 45 minutes, including a trip up the down escalator – something I haven’t attempted since I was a kid (and with all the stair training under my belt, I made it up in no time, double-stepping the entire way). I normally don’t count walking as a workout, but I broke a sweat. There was nothing leisurely about our walk.
- Sarah and I went to her YMCA and swam 2,200 yards (1.2 miles).
- I borrowed my brother-in-law Justin’s bike and went for a 10.6 mile, 56-minute ride.
- A second run, on my final morning there, was 3 miles.
Add it all up, and I did 22.7 miles during six days in Colorado!
Keep it up, David!