I am down now a total of over 6 pounds, from 200.8 lbs to 194.6lbs , 1.1% of bodyfat and I still have till Sunday before an entire week is up. I am sure that the rate of weight loss is going to slow down, but I do not want to give that any outside help, like sneaking in a snickers bar or having a beer, so today I will stick to the plan and for strength training focus on squats and pushups.
Today I will focus on squats and pushups and stick to the plan.
I had not done a maximum number of pushups in several months, and today I thought I would try it out, I did 40 pushups in one shot, with 2 short rest breaks in plank position, not too bad I think. So that inspired me to get to the gym and do squats and pushups set.
For squats I started with 2 sets of using just the bar for warmup.
Then went up from 65lbs on Monday to using 70lbs today. Felt pretty good and I did 5 sets of 5 repetitions with 70lbs. In between each set of squats, I did 21 pushups, So my grand total of pushups for today has been 145. I think I will give pushups a rest until friday when I will shoot for a max of 41 at least, and 22 pushups in between each set of squats. For the squats I will target going up to 75lbs.
I speak mainly about my motivation, not wanting to give up, and instead wanting to build something new. Believe me, I know, like you know, that it would be alot easier to just let it go. I guess I am stubborn and have had enough of the roller coaster ride.
Weight Loss Progress ~ How to Lose 6 Pounds in 4 days ~
Hashi Mashi Day 4
My own experiment with vegetables for 30 days
Today is my fourth day on my 30 day experiment with Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts & Protein, either Tofu, Fish, Turkey or Chicken.
So for today, here is what I have had so far:
I had the above vegetables together with a small piece of salmon for breakfast, yea, why not? First I had a pear and some grapes, then the salmon and broccoli, and for lunch had carrot and Tilapia.
Wild Salmon Teriyaki from Amish Market. I have to find out how they make it!
What am I not going to have?
Grains, any grains, including bread, pasta, rice, quinoa, oatmeal, barley.
Legumes, any beans, because they always give me heartburn. I am going to miss peanuts and peanut butter though.
Alcohol, even the touted red wine, I just want to go an entire month without red wine and hope that it is a plus.
Dairy, cheese, milk, even parmesan for sprinkling.
Oreos, the toughest part of this, but no oreos or any other junk food for that matter.
In addition, I want to lift weights and walk, so for today as an example:
I did 5 sets of pullups with 90lbs on the stack and 5 sets of deadlifts, starting with 95lbs and then increasing up to 1125lbs.squats.
That whole workout took about 45minutes.
After two days of weight training, I can tell you that I am pretty sore, especially in my legs, so I am hobbling around a bit when I first stand up, but today is the best that I have felt in weeks and I can feel the effects of just 2 days of squats, deadlifts, pushups and pullups. For tomorrow, I will go back to squats and pushups and I believe I will be stronger.
Later on today I will take a walk for 30 minutes as I do not usually enjoy running on a treadmill, but I am going to be open to changing around my workout routine as I get leaner.
Would be great to have some company here! So please join me for a 30 day Adventure, let's see how it works for all of us!
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