I’ve been in a stall the past two weeks and I have been hovering around 220 pounds every morning at the gym during that time. Stalls are common in the process, they can last 1 to 4 weeks, and they are just part of the process, so I wasn’t worried about this being the end, but it was very frustrating knowing I was sooooo close to my first goal.
This morning, after a grueling workout, I stepped on the scale and was pleasantly surprised to see 217.4… Just over 100 pounds from my high of 318. Hallelujah and pass the protein shake!
The process has been a great benefit to me, helping me adjust to what I should be eating. I haven’t been perfect, nobody ever is, but I’ve been pretty good by and large and I am very happy with the results.
So… New goal? 200 pounds. 20 more to go!
I also started a new workouts this week. Crossfit. It is like a cult in the gym. The work outs are very tough and I am not even coming close to the proscribed workout of the day. Today’s routine (our group is 24 hours off from the official cycle) was:
21 - 95# Sumo dead lifts
250 Meter on the rowing machine
15 - Pull-ups
Wash and repeat for 20 mins… The goal is to do as many as you can in that cycle in the allotted time.
Since I’m just starting out and I just don’t have the upper body strength yet so I did the following:
15 – 20# dumbbell Sumo dead lifts
9 – Assisted Pull Ups
In the 20 minutes I finished three full cycles and started the sumo deadlifts again, but didn’t finish.
My legs are killing me (a good thing), but I just feel like I could rock all day.
On the gaming front I hope to get at least one game of FoW with my Italians tonight at league night and then Saturday we have the continuing mis-adventures of the “I can’t believe we didn’t get TPK” gang.
Hey, Hey, Hey, Good-bye