Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Insanity Day #1: The Final Redux


Yes! I will do this tonight! My son’s Cub Scouts meeting should have no bearing on my being able to work out when the kids go to bed.

Breakfast: Nothing again. I’ve never been a good breakfast eater.
Morning Snack: Special K chocolate/peanut butter protein meal bar
Lunch: Lenny’s Club Sub…don’t judge me.
Afternoon Snack: None. Lunch was big enough.
Dinner: Steamed veggies with some grilled pita. A spoonful of cottage cheese. Also had a drink of my son’s blended root beer float from Sonic (just one, promise) after Cub Scouts.
Drinks: One cup of coffee in the morning, Coke at lunch, water the rest of the day.

I’m assuming that once I start this more regularly that my will power against going out for lunch will be stronger. I hope that’s not a flawed assumption.

So, YAY! I did it. And also…OH HOLY CRAP MY LEGS FEEL LIKE LEAD! I knew I was out of shape, but damn. Here are my stats for the first fit test. I’m unsure of how embarrassed I should be about this. I’m not using the fitness extras in the video as guidepoints. Take the measurements with a grain of salt or two. I had to do them myself, and I wasn’t exactly sure WHERE to measure everything.

  • Switch Kicks = 76
  • Power Jacks = 24
  • Power Knees = 54
  • Power Jumps = 16
  • Globe Jumps = 4
  • Suicide Jumps = 7 (by this point my legs were EXTREMELY heavy)
  • Push-Up Jacks = 6 (pecks started to hurt…a lot)
  • Low Plank Obliques = 16
  • Weight = 174 lbs. (home scale, which I don’t trust all that much)
  • BMI = ?
  • Body Fat % = ?
  • Neck = 15 in.
  • Chest = 39.5 in.
  • Waist = 36 in. (yet this size in pants is way too big for me)
  • Hips = 37.5 in.
  • Right Thigh = 22.5 in.
  • Left Thigh = 22.5 in.
  • Right Calf = 15 in.
  • Left Calf = 15 in.
  • Right Bicep = 12.5 in.
  • Left Bicep = 12.5 in.
  • Right Forearm = 9.5 in.
  • Left Forearm = 9.5 in.

I’m not looking forward to tomorrow.

Probably for the rest of the month I’m going to whore myself out with an impassioned plea: click on the ads. PLEASE click on the ads. I don’t care if you exit it out of it immediately or actually look around. This isn’t some professional blog where I believe in the products I’m shilling. These are automatic ads placed by Google. But my experiment this weekend proved to me that I actually AM making a spot of cash whenever the ads are clicked. So I’m going to put this little disclaimer on the bottom of all my posts for the next month or so, and I hope you’ll take an extra 10 seconds after reading my blog to click on an ad. Thanks so much!


StephanieM said...

You're doing better than me!! I stepped on the scale for the first time in a few weeks and found that I've (randomly...or not really when I think about my eating habits lately) gained 5 pounds. That makes me feel just awesome! You have to keep going just to inspire me to do the same!
You can do this!

Rob Rosenblatt said...

Thanks, Stephanie! I was on the divorce stress diet for quite a while, and I was happy where I plateaued. Now I'm not nearly as stressed anymore, and the scale is constantly reminding me of that.

I'll do my best to keep going. It's rough, and it's REALLY not what I want to do after putting the kids to bed at night, I've got to look my best for the ladies, right? :)