Well I had planned to have my trainer write down what we did but I forgot. We did a bit of everything with a lot of abs because she knows I absolutely HATE doing abs! I don’t know, call me crazy, but when trying to lose weight I would rather work my big muscles: Qauds, Hammies, Pecs, Lats. I did do some those also. I don’t know I just hate doing abs. That is without a doubt my weak area, outside my jacked up knee and semi jacked up shoulder.
Right after we got done working out she left and the gym manager had to go home for something. So guess who was left to cover the rest of the day from 3-6. That’s right this guy. So what did that mean? No elliptical. But it’s no biggie I guess. I did my cardio by walking on the treadmill with the fan on high right next to me so I didn’t get to sweaty in case someone came in. Let me tell ya, walking to 700 calories burned takes ohhhh FOREVER!!!!! Okay okay only an hour on a 6% incline and a speed of 3.2 mph. But golly gee willikers I was BORED outta my mind!!
Tomorrow I’m going with my buddy to his TWO races. Yes Two races. He has a 10k in the morning then a 5 miler in the evening. During the time between the two I plan to go to the gym and squeeze my workout in. Ohhh did I mention I hate ab work?
Here the last 2 days people have had pitch ins at work. Also today some people at my table ordered pizza. Ugh such effin jerks!!! I’m staying strong though. Haven’t got any of it. The pizza is tough though!
So I know I said I was going to get up and do some cardio this morning, well when you have to get up at 240 to do this cardio and you’re up until 11, things tend not to work out. But don’t fret homies! I still have my trainer today and maybe I’ll figure out where to squeeze in my extra cardio.
I wrote this at work, I have a case of the fridays
Since I hate thinking up my own workouts, I did the gym’s workout of the day tonight. It was run .25 Miles 10 Dumbbell press (I did 45#) 10 pullups 5 rounds for time. I did it in 22:22. I was hoping to do it under 20 but I started my last round of running at 18 and change so I knew that wasn’t gonna go down. I wish I was a better runner. Dumb ol knee keeps me from that. Then after doing that my buddy Pump bet me I wouldn’t do 25 mins on my good pal Mr. Elliptical. So, I HAD to prove him wrong. I love doing that. I know he bet me knowing if he did I would take the prove him wrong attitude and do it.
After I showered and changed into normal clothes I was talking to my trainer (yes I’m a trainer with a trainer) and she said it looked like my chest was starting to get tighter. Which is good. A tight chest is better than a loose floppy man boob chest. Now we just need to get my tummy love handles and thighs to jump on board and we’ll be cooking with gas!
I tried chicken tacos for the first time last night. I liked them so much (and I just dont wanna cook) I’m making them again tonight!
On tap for tomorrow Morning cardio Work then training with my trainer at 2.
Make it a great day or not the choice is yours! (If you went to FCHS you know where I got this. I made fun of it back in high school, but now that I’ve gotten older I’ve realized it’s so true!)
Woke up at 245 am to give myself plenty of time to get to the gym to do 45 mins of cardio. I really shouldn’t tell myself I have plenty if time. When I do this I tend to take my time and end up having to rush. I only got to do about 22 mins and burned 500 Calories.
My awesome knee kinda bugged me throughout the cardio session. I really can’t wait until I get insurance to get this thing fixed. I’m to young to have to wear a knee brace.
I was watching sportscenter while doing my cardio, I can’t believe both Boston and Atlanta choked and aren’t in the playoff!
I also hate when jerks steal my shower at the gym. Well off to work. Talk later
Big Jon vs. Davey Weight Loss Challenge 2011 (With Initial Weights)
Two of my buddies were looking for weight loss motivation. Big Jon is a huge Patriots fan. Davey is a huge Colts fan. We are in Indiana, so it doesn’t get much bigger than the Colts/Patriots rivalry.
Rules of the Challenge:
Both participants had an initial weigh-in. We will have weekly weigh-ins throughout the competition. The competition will end on December 3, 2011.
The loser of the challenge is the participant that loses a lesser percentage of total body weight.
The loser must wear the opposing team’s jersey for the game between the Patriots and Colts on December 4, 2011. So, if Big Jon loses he will wear a Colts jersey (Peyton Manning) or if Davey loses he will wear a Pats jersey (TBD.)
The participant must wear the jersey for the ENTIRE game and has to pose for at least one picture. Also, the loser of the challenge CANNOT damage the jersey in any way or make any changes to the jersey.
I will act as the judge/motivator for both participants.
Big Jon - 277.2 lbs.
Davey - 228.8 lbs.
If you want to offer any motivation to either participant you can follow them on twitter.
Okay here’s a lot of background and the reason why I’m here:
Please bear with me, I’m going over about 3 years of event and emotions. I’m going to try to condense it as much as I can but I make no promises.
So in the spring of 2008 I was working nights a Cummins. I was perfectly happy living in my own little fantasy world where I ONLY weighed 310 lbs. Truth is I had no clue what I weighed. I had just thrown 310 out there and people seemed to buy it so I just stuck with it. I avoided scales like the plague. But, for some reason at work I decided to take a walk because I was bored (I worked hard I know). I went out in the front lobby area and they had a scale out there. For some reason, I still have no clue why today, I got on the scale to see just how much I weighed. I wasn’t prepared for what I saw. What I saw absolutely scared the living HELL out of me. I weighed a whopping 368 lbs. I said to myself “Jon, that’s WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY too close to 400 lbs!” Here I had a choice. Get depressed and turn to my good buddy food for comfort or do something to change it. I’m not going to lie, one of my first reactions was to get down and want to go eat. But I guess seeing the reality of how much I really weighed flipped a switch. I said “Fuck that Jon!” I went to the security desk and signed up for the free little gym they had there.
I had absolutely NO clue what I was doing. I had no idea what I should be eating or what exactly I should be doing. So I based what I was doing on the Calories in vs Calories out principle. I decided I would the Slim Fast thing while also going to do cardio during lunch and sometimes before work. This worked decently well but then I had an amazing gift dropped in my lap! I found out that a guy (Jason Meador) that I worked with use to be a personal trainer! So I started talking to him and he suggested that I start doing some weight training in addition to cardio, because the more muscle you have the more Calories you burn doing nothing. Unfortunately my time at Cummins was coming to an end. I had found out that I was being laid off for the 4th time in a year’s time. Since I had plenty of warning after I got my union replacement trained I asked Jason to just tell me anything he thought I could use. So I sat next to him with a notepad writing down everything he said.
At the time I was laid off I had lost 27 lbs and I was beyond excited about it. But I didn’t have my free gym anymore. Kind of a dilemma eh? I knew that I had to keep my momentum going because if I stopped I didn’t think I would ever get the motivation to do it again. So on July 28, 2008 I went and signed up at Anytime Fitness less than a mile from my house. Not only did I sign up at the gym without really knowing how I would pay for it, I also got a personal trainer. My thinking here was; I was 368 lbs do I REALLY know what I’m doing? So here I owe a big thanks to my mom for helping me pay for this for a few months. Here’s where I first got my weight (341) body fat (35.4%) etc measured.
Fast forward to December of 2009 I’ve lost 155 lbs I’m 213 lbs and 14.3% body fat. Now over the course of this year plus working with my trainer, Sue, and the personal training manager at the gym, Josh, as I lost weight and felt better and better I thought it would be really cool to help other people do this. So I started taking classes online through Pinnacle Career Institute to become a personal trainer. Towards the end of the classes they send you out to Las Vegas to go thought a “boot camp” and take your NSCA exam at Professional Fitness Institute. While there we were doing this team building activity and I took a nasty spill. I landed with all my weight on my right shoulder and eye brow (busted me wide open). This right here was the beginning of my backwards slide. My shoulder still bugs me to this day. But when I got back from Vegas I started using it as an excuse not to work out like I should. I would start working out and be like “nahhhh this hurts my shoulder.” To add to this laziness I also remembered just how much I LOVE pizza! So obviously I started gaining weight. At first it was 5 lbs. No biggie I thought. I lost 155 lbs 5 lbs is no big deal I’ll have it off in no time. Well that 5 became 10, the 10 became 20….. you get the idea. As of Sunday September 25, 2011 I weigh 277.2 lbs
So that pretty much brings us to where I’m at now. I’m struggling to figure out why I want to lose weight AGAIN! I know I want to get back down to the 213 lbs and 14% BF but the why isn’t strong enough. Josh said a lot that “If they WHY is strong enough the HOW doesn’t matter.” I tend to agree with that. My first why was 400 lbs scared the shit outta me! So I wanted to “run” as far away from that as I possibly could.
To help kick start my motivation my buddy David and I decided to have a little weight loss competition. I’ll post a link to Pumps blog about it once I figure it out but the short version is: I’m a Patriots fan and David is a Colts fan. So the person with the lowest percentage of weight lost by the Patriots Colts game December 4th has to wear the opposite jersey during the game and pose for pictures. NO WAY IN HELL I LOSE THIS!
Well my buddy Pump thought that blogging about all this would help me stay accountable so here I am. I really have no idea what I’m going to write about but I’ll try update weekly, if not daily (I work 2 jobs so that might be tough).
Any advice or encouragement is more than welcome!
Thanks for reading! Future posts will be much shorter I pinkie promise!!