December Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report

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!

Weight-Loss-Chart-Dec

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:

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:

Workout-Calendar-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 like to count the times I take classes at Slimmons, but I only did that once this November, thanks to a heavy travel schedule (I spent a combined 16 days in Illinois and Colorado).

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.

Cardio-Miles-NovemberOne 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!

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3 Responses to December Weigh-In and Workout Progress Report

  1. Way to make it a Lifestyle and Keep it up!

  2. Kim says:

    Recently I have read the study, which stated the expert opinion about the basic things helping you in getting quick results. For myself, I would highlight the importance of proper recovery, which is often underestimated; and providing your body with sufficient nutrients. Supplements play very important role, since you will hardly consume all necessary compounds with your everyday meals. I am taking Super Army Formula by Military Grade. This supplement contains natural compounds, like siberian ginseng extract and caffeine. My trainings become more tough and intense. My body eagerly responds to harder exercises, so I can take maximum from each of my workouts.

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