Archive for October, 2013

The runs: 3K

Posted in Exercise, The Runs! on 10/24/2013 by ganns

I admit it: I haven’t been running.

Chalk it up to general laziness, and I confess that i caught myself on this several times in the past few days. I’m slipping, and I’m glad I caught it in time. Thanks in great part to a friend, Poll, who sent me an inspirational video that basically shocked me out of my lethargy. That, in combination with Britney Spears’ Work Bitch (which I have three versions of: the original, a remix featuring RuPaul, and another remix featuring RuPaul and Missy Elliot), basically ensured I would get up today.

(Also, a friend told me another friend of mine, who I look up to immensely, has been running 10K daily. DAILY! Dude, that’s obscene. So proud of you!)

But it wasn’t easy: I hadn’t been running, so my legs were obviously surprised I decided to take ’em for a little stroll run. By the end of the third kilometer, they were like jelly. (Hey, I’m 218 lbs. Don’t hate on the fat guy.)

I also installed a new running app called Runtastic. It’s not that I was unhappy with Noom Pro, but I wanted to know my progress in kilometers, not miles, and Noom, for some reason, measures in miles, and won’t let me change to kilometers. (Or I haven’t figured out how to do it.)

Anyway, Runtastic was indeed that: runtastic. It allowed me to set a distance goal on the free version, and I appreciated how it told me the distance I had left. Plus, when the speaker came on to tell me my progress, I could hear it over Britney and RuPaul telling I’d “better work, bitch!”

Yeah, I want a hot body. I wanna look good in a bikini. (Well, maybe not. But I do want that hot body. So I’d better work!)

So… kamusta na you?

The Runs: 3.5km

Posted in Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Lunch, The Runs! on 10/07/2013 by ganns

I did a 3.5km run today. I think I did pretty well – and I’m looking forward to doing some more walking during my lunch hour to deal with the horrific breakfast I had – 3/4 cup rice with a hotdog and a fried egg – and preparing for tonight’s Greek dinner with my friend Raft3r.

I’m preparing to start P90X very soon. I’m watching some videos and going over the diet plan. Over the course of the next few weeks, I hope to be able to buy my very own punching bag. (Let’s go!)

So how are you?

Posted in Body For Life, Breakfast, Diet, Dinner, Exercise, Lunch on 10/03/2013 by ganns

So I haven’t been blogging regularly. This isn’t an indication I’ve fallen by the wayside, I promise! It’s just that I think I’ve begun to plateau – Body for Life, after all, was intended for 12 weeks, and I’ve dropped almost 15 lbs in those three months – and I’ve been looking for alternatives to shake things up, as it were.

In the meantime, I’m still doing it. Today was Lower Body.

Quads – Dumbbell Squats

1st set – 12 reps on 10lbs in each hand

2nd set – 10 reps on 12.5lbs in each hand

3rd set -8 reps on 15lbs in each hand

4th set – 6 reps on 20lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 15lbs in each hand

Hamstrings – Straight-Leg Deadlifts

1st set – 12 reps on 15lbs in each hand

2nd set – 10 reps on 17.5lbs in each hand

3rd set -8 reps on 20lbs in each hand

4th set – 6 reps on 20lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 10lbs in each hand

Calves – Calf Raises

1st set – 12 reps on 15lbs in each hand

2nd set –  10 reps on 17.5lbs in each hand

3rd set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand

4th set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand

5th set – 12 reps on 20lbs in each hand

Abdominals – Two circuits of 12-rep crunches, side crunches, and (100 count) bicycle crunches