Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 2 - keeping it going

Woke up at 7am this morning feeling refreshed and not sore. So for all of you who told me i wouldn't be able to move today, suck it lol.

on  the other hand, i know that this also means that i didnt work hard enough last night. So my plans for today are.

  1. work
  2. breakfast
  3. work
  4. lunch
  5. work
  6. dinner
  7. situps and pushup, etc at home today unless i can convince the wife to do the gym 2 days in a row
  8. sleep

1 slimfast shake 
190 calories 
slimfast nutrition

1 v8 fusion 
120 calories 
V8 nutrition

1 green tea - 0 cal 

Day 1 update - before pictures, weight, etc

So here i am. This is my before picture taken right before the gym yesterday.
255 pounds

Monday, January 30, 2012

day 1 updates

I just got back from the gym and had dinner.

2 miles of walking and running = 40 minutes on the treadmill
50 situps in sets of 20 and 1 set of 10


cajun kale and sausage soup (260 calories) plus 1 cup of brown rice and 1/2 of an avocado.

next steps:
weight in
take "before" picture of myself

Day1 - training begins

Tonight I’ll post a before picture so that I can keep track of how i looked before i started.

<enter picture of me from 1/30/11 here>

Day one starts off.

woken up at 530am by my wife leaving for work. I cant get back to sleep so i hop on my computer and start checking my favorite blogs and tech news sites. Around 7 am I hop in the shower and start my day. Breakfast today is going to be liquid.

head to work
20 minute drive on the highway

1 slimfast shake 
190 calories 
slimfast nutrition

1 v8 fusion 
120 calories 
V8 nutrition

1 green tea - 0 cal 

cant tell you ;)

salad of mixed greens, grilled chicken, black olives, mushrooms and onions, balsamic vinaigrette on the side  - no idea of calories

water - 0 cal

leave work
head to gym and try not to die on the treadmill - i hear thats frowned upon

cajun kale and sausage soup (260 calories) plus whole wheat flat bread (idk calories). *information added thanks to my wife. shes great, does a whole lot for me......and is travel sized. Now that i think about it, shes kinda like a swiss army wife or something haha

ill update this and fill it in as i finish my day

Who what when where why

Hello all. My name is Ryan and this is my first public blog ever.

GOAL: The goal of this blog is to catalog my training for a half marathon and the weight loss I achieve through diet change and exercising.

Don't think that sounds interesting? it's not, people do that everyday. But this is my journey and this blog is really more for me anyways.

About me: I currently work as a computer security programmer and incident response guy. I spend 8-16 hours a day behind a computer working with little to no breaks. i'm 25, 5'6" and 255 pounds right now(1/30/12) (Picture proof from 9/6/11) and I have to run the half marathon in California, in August, on asphalt (8 months from now).  Ya that kind of explosion capability is only found in Michael Bay movies.

let me fill you in on some background and my overall plan:

background:  last weekend (1/21/12) my wife (wife's blog) decides that for her 25th birthday she wants to do something she has never done before, a half marathon. now to my knowledge my wife has never run a mile in her life and i havent run in years (6 or so) so this could be the death of me. I told her if its something she really wants to do for her 25th then i will train with her and run it with her and best case scenario we finish the marathon and still have energy left over to ride a few roller coasters, worst case scenario my bday gift to her will be making her a widow as my body will be found somewhere on the pavement in Disney land by the clean up crew haha

My goals:
  1. lose 50+ pounds
  2. run the 13 miles before the half marathon to prove i can do it
  3. make a life style change to an over all healthier life

Lets start this biznitch!