The start of another new month means… time to update my weight loss chart and dive into my workout facts and figures! Here’s what my weight loss chart looks like, more than eight years in:
And here’s the close-up of the newest update:
I stayed even in the month of September. Maintenance is always a win! And, honestly, I don’t have that much more to say about it!
So let’s move on to exercise. I really pushed myself in September, exercise-wise, and generally speaking, it’s been a really positive experience, although with some bumps in the road.
With my Lasik-related mandatory recovery period over at the end of August, I was chomping at the bit to get back into shape. I decided to just go for it: increase the intensity of my workouts, push myself, and then take it back down a peg when I needed to.
The first ten days went great. I started doing strength training again, and increased my cardio. I had an excellent workout at the Snake Stairs downtown, and combined great workouts with roller coasters at two local theme parks. I felt so good that I went ten days without taking a rest day.
But then the soreness and fatigue set it, and it’s been tougher. I want to keep pushing myself, and what I’ve found out is that I’m more mentally prepared for intense workouts than I am physically. I want to go, go, go, but I can’t. I get sore, I don’t have the endurance I used to have, or the strength.
But I’m working on it. I take my rest days, and embrace days with lighter workouts, because every bit and every burned calorie counts, after all, and something is better than nothing.
I got very excited in the middle of September when I hit a nice milestone with my Cardio Miles: I crossed the 4,400-mile threshold! In the last five years, I’ve covered 4,401.8 miles running, biking, swimming, biking, walking, and so on. Pretty neat!
But that’s not all! By the end of the month, I had logged a total of 4,449.5 miles – a total of 123.4 for the month of September.
123.4 is a big number for one month – the most I’ve done during any month in 2018. (The previous record was 106.3 in July.) There’s a reason for this, that I’m going to share in an upcoming post, and, hint hint, it involves a bike.
Finally, here’s my workout calendar for September:
I worked out 26 of the 30 days in the month. The ‘R’ on 9/28 refers to the awesome race I did that day, and the days with a ‘W’ are weightlifting workouts. I’m always trying to up the amount of weight training I do, which is why I make that notation.
A pretty awesome month, and I’m expecting October to be awesome, too! One more pic: Here’s JJ getting ready to update his weight chart!
Keep it up, David!
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