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I couldn’t sleep last night and I was really surprised that I woke up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I ate some light n’ fit yogurt and rode my motorcycle to the gym. I spent about 2 hours in the gym listening to my ipod to get pumped up to pump some iron. I did four sets of each:

Bench Press
Chest Press
Biceps Curl (Curved Bar)
Skull Crushers
Bench Press Close Grip
Shoulder Press
Leg Press (Closed)
Calf Raises
Leg Extensions
Leg Curls

I tried to make my last two sets heavy enough where I could only lift 8 reps.

Jump Rope: 224 rotations total

Stationary Bike: 15 minutes

I am also surprised that I wanted to do cardio after lifting for 1.5 hours. But I decided not to run, I hopped on the Stationary Bike but man, that thing is bo-ring. I need to find some cardio activities aside from running that I like.

I came home and made lunch. I had a small crab cake from last night, broccoli, brussel sprouts and I made a grilled tilapia filet! Yummy!

I feel like I want to get more cardio today. Maybe I’ll go play golf later on or walk on the track. Or maybe I’ll keep my butt parked on the couch!


I really, really didn’t want to go to the gym this morning. I finally made it by 730am only to discover that I had left my iPod headphones at the house. Now I don’t know about yall, but I can barely make it through 5 minutes of “gym” type exercise w/o my music, its just so dang boring. But I hope it says something about my commitment level that I did:

Treadmill: 10 mins (2% incline 3.3/walking)

Recumbent Bike: 10 mins

Elliptical Trainer: 10 mins

At 8 am, I had a packet of oatmeal w/ no butter, added splenda and that is it. This is far better than my two packs, plus lots o’ butter that I was having before.  At 10am I had two hard boiled eggs and two small sausage links.  I have a lunch meeting and yesterday I managed to eat a salad so today I’m not worried that I won’t be able to make a healthy choice.

I also brought some mini-bags of popcorn, some oatmeal packets to work for my “snack attack” drawer. I also brought some “bird food” to snack on today if necessary (yogurt and granola). I can’t believe this is me eating this stuff!

I think I am going to request my office be re-arranged to make way for the treadputer, and I’m thinking that I may split my workouts on the days I can and do cardio in the a.m. and weights in the p.m. I like lifting and it doesn’t really feel like exercise so I think I’d be more liable to go do that in the evenings. I know me well enough to know I’m not going to go do cardio after work 🙂

I also started my cycle today-ladies you know what I mean! And I’m excited b/c I tend to burn alot of calories when I workout during this time of the month.

Finally, I have two shirts that I LOVED when I was smaller (french cuffs!) that I can no longer fit. I have put them on hangers in my closet and try them on occassionally. I’m hoping this will be good motivation and not make me feel worse?


Went to the gym again this evening around 830pm.

circuit training

lat pulldowns wide grip 2×20 reps, 2×15 reps

lat pulldowns reverse grip 2×20 reps, 2×15 reps

benchpress 2 x bar x 20 reps, 2 x bar x 15 reps

skull crushers 2 x 12 lb bar x 20 reps, 2 x 20 lb bar x 2o reps

also did 7 rounds of jumping rope for 20-30 seconds with 90 seconds rest in between.

there were like 4 people in the gym so it was fun to do the circuit and this time I remembered my headphones.

I did eat well today. I ordered a cobb salad at lunch, ate 30% of it, finished it at like 4:30pm.  had a mini bag of popcorn at like 2pm.  cooked up a storm but no appetite for dinner with the heat.

Got home from the gym and got it in my head that i was going to run around the block. this turned out to be a bad idea for so many reasons 🙂  1. wrong bra 2. no knee brace 3. wearing dark clothes 4. started up an incline. so…i pretty much dragged my butt home. tomorrow is another day.

I dragged (and I’m not exaggerating much here), myself to the gym tonite at 8:30pm. I don’t think I’ve been to the gym that late since I was in college. And I MADE myself go on the principle (that I read somewhere) that you shouldn’t go more than two days in a row without working out. I can’t tell you (but you probably know) how much I just wanted to climb in my bed.

My workout was sluggish, but I’m still proud that I went. I felt every single one of the pounds I’m carrying around tonite. It was hard, but I made myself NOT do any weights.

Treadmill 32 mins 1.7 miles w/ incline up to 3
Upright Stationary Bike: 12 mins
Jump Rope (3 reps of 20 sec jump/40 sec rest)

As for the stationary bike, I really want to love this, but it is BO.RING. But I’m going to change my attitude by force and I’m going to LOVE the BIKE (mind over matter….). I want as many ways to cross-train as possible.

On the treadmill my knee hurt, I felt slow, sluggish and had no “power” but I MADE myself do 32 mins, after the first 12 I was ready to go home.

Jump Rope: Wow. Nothing says Lard Butt like only being able to jump for 20 seconds! But I love the techno goodness of my Tanita jump rope which counts calories (based on weight) and rotations. So all I have to do is watch the second hand on the wall clock.

I am very proud of myself for going.

Today was weird, I had a lot going on but I think I made decent choices given the circumstances.

9:30 am small Light’n’Fit yogurt w/ cereal
10:45am McDonald’s Fruit n Yogurt Parfait (this was hard b/c my bro had a steak bagel!)
12:30: 2 Newman’s Own Organic Fig cookies (yummy)

1pm: Chicken salad sandwhich on some type of grain bread w/ potato salad (mayo in both prolly bad but…)
7pm: slimfast shake (in car..i carry these in my car to keep me from stopping at fast food places)
8pm: 3 oz lamb w/ low fat tsaiki sauce (no pita!)
10pm: 4 oz lamb w/ low fat tasaiki sauce (no pita!)

Trying to drink up the H2O. That could be part of the prob.
Hope yall are doing well on your plans/programs.

February 2019
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