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Friday, December 14, 2012

Happy Monkey Day!

It's December 14th, that means its Monkey Day!

Today is a day to remember all things Simian! Although the holiday is only 12 years old, it's still an important holiday none the less.

So, have a great Monkey day!

How creepy.... This monkey could be my brother, or maybe nephew making me a monkeys uncle...?

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Just thought of something.

I own 7 pair of running shoes now.


And I run barefoot...

My huaraches were by FAR the cheapest of the group, and they probably have the most miles (maybe 50?) followed in a close second, maybe even a tie, with the Merrell Trail Gloves.

I also own some Merrell Sonic Gloves that have about 4 miles on them, and a pair of all black suede Merrell slip ons that are also from their barefoot line that my wife got me for an early Christmas present. I haven't ran in them, and probably won't.

I have 2 pair of Vibrams now. The original pair were the KSO, and I did not like them. They have maybe 20 miles on them. I just bought a set of the SeeYa LS Vibrams. These feel and look like what a Vibram SHOULD be. Extremely light weight. Very thin soled, flexible, breathable and just all around cool looking! I got them this weekend, so they have yet to see any miles, but I feel like they will get lots of use come the hot months of the year.

There's also the New Balance Minimus something another's that I got from Jason Robillard. I think I put about 5 miles on them and didn't like them.

So.... Why do I own so many minimalist running shoes

I wear them when I'm not running. I wish I could get some minimalist steel toe work boots, that would be great!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

7 pounds down!

Down to 197.1! No real exercise yet, just eating better (not great since I was in Corpus Christi for work the past 3 days) and still pooping non stop.

The poops have slowed down considerably, but now my stomach has just been hurting non stop. I'm not sure what's going on in there, but I do know that the byproduct is NOT a pleasant experience.....

Hopefully I'll be able to start doing some small workouts and jogs again either this weekend or early next week.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

4.5 pounds down in 2 days!!!

With very minimal exercise I managed to loose 4.5 pounds in just 2 days!

How you ask?

By shitting my brains out of course!

I'm not sure what exactly caused it, but my stomach has been a big knot of pain for the past 3 days. I don't know if I had for poisoning, or of doing my veggie smoothies and steamed broccoli for lunch caused it, but I've been shitting like a flock of pigeons over a parking lot!

It's seriously been non stop.

Wednesday evening it started somewhat slow. Thursday I woke up and knew I was having issues. By the time I attempted to go to bed Thursday night I had pooped 18 times! I'm not sure how many times I pooped Thursday night, but it was a lot. Friday I was awoken at 3:30 by my stomach turning flips. By the time I got to my office at work I had went 4 times that morning. I left work early around 12 and had gone 14 times already....

No solids left my body. Everything looked like my veggie smoothies, which was kind of gross and probably waaaaay too much info for anyone reading this.

While I'm already across that line, I also learned that you CANNOT trust a fart when your experiencing explosive diarrhea... EVER!

Luckily things seemed to have settled down some. Here it is Saturday at noon and I've slowed down to 3 times so far.

But I did manage to loose 4.5 pounds! I'm back under 200 again!!! HELLS YEAH!!!

Now hopefully I can get some runs and cross fit workouts in this week and not have to be constantly aware of where the nearest toilet is at all times.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

34.1 pounds!

34.1 pounds. That's how much I have to loose to reach my goal of 170.

I officially started my diet and exercise program TODAY! The turn around is over, and I'm back to getting off work at 3:00 in the evening every day.

I actually went for a brisk .53 mile run yesterday morning, but ate bad the rest of the day.

Today I had a veggie smoothie for breakfast and a bag of steamed broccoli for lunch. After work I ran .75 miles. Although it feels great to be running again, only running .75 miles feels like a waste of time after being used to running 6+ on average. Oh we'll, gotta build back up slow so I don't get any injuries!

Oh, and an interesting side note, eating only veggies (and juices veggies at that!) really jacks with your digestive system. I'm not even through the first day yet and I've already shit more than a flock of pigeons in a car lot of freshly washed cars. Day 2 is gunna be awesome!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Post turnaround plans #3....

Cross fit!

No, I'm not dropping $250 a month and joining a cross fit gym. Instead I'm going to ATTEMPT to do 2 cross fit style workouts a week.

In the garage I now have a 60 pound heavy bag, a dip station, a pull up station, a jump rope, and 300+ pounds of free weights and I plan on putting them to good use!

Between Burpees, dips, pull-ups, boxing the heavy bag, jump rope, power clean, curls, military presses, dips, and various other body weight style exercises I should have enough variety there to keep me entertained for quite awhile. Plus the change of pace should be nice and keep things interesting.

I do plan on TRYING to log every days workouts and foods consumed to help me stay committed to getting back on track (no pun intended).