Saturday, February 17, 2007

Super Saturday

Bike: 11 Miles
Time: 40:00
45 Min Strength Training
February Totals
Running Miles: 35.9
Biking Miles: 30
Weight Loss: 3 Pounds

This morning I had a homeowners association board meeting. I've been the president of our community association for about a year now and what an interesting challenge that can be. We hired a management company to do most things and they aren't holding up their end of the contract and it has been very stressful trying to get everything back in order.

Anyway, I won't bore you with the gory details. After the meeting I was able to eat a good lunch and then an hour later hit the gym. Here is the rundown of my strength training session:

Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 40
Lat Pull down: 3 sets of 10
Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 20
Regular Curls: 3 sets of 20
Leg Press: 4 sets of 10 (Added weight)
Bench Press: 4 sets of 10 (Added weight)
Incline Press: 3 sets of 10
Decline Press: 4 sets of 10 (Added weight)

After my strength training I took about a 30 min break or so and then hit the stationary bike and went 11 miles in 40 minutes. Great bike workout. The lifting session was great as well as I was able to add some weight to a couple of exercises and I lifted them with ease. I'm definitely seeing my strength increase. Overall a pretty active Saturday and will see how I feel tomorrow. It's supposed to be a long run day but if I'm feeling any tightness or soreness I will probably move the long run to Monday. Next week my schedule will have to change some anyway because my race is on Saturday so I may do my long run next Monday as well. I will probably make Friday my rest day. I always like to have a rest day before a race anyway.

On the weight loss front, I was a bit excited when I went to put on my jeans this morning and they were too big!! I tried on my 34 jeans and although they were a little snug they fit good enough to wear! WOOHOO...always motivates me! Actually, they say 34 but I think there more like 36's. My waist is about a 36. Big difference from my waist being a 40 on October first 2006! So, it just goes to show you that even though the scale isn't moving you will still lose inches. I do weigh myself but I also go by how I look in the mirror and how my clothes feel. The weight loss battle takes time. You didn't gain all your weight overnight and you won't lose it all overnight either. If your struggling with the weight loss and you are truly following your plan it takes time patience is a big key to success losing weight. Stay positive and don't quit! You can do it! I hope everyone has a great Saturday. Well, I'm going to go make sure my daughter Gracie isn't apprehensive about anything!:) - Jason The Running Man


Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

I know where you are coming from about HOA management companies. Our development has been through four in the 10 years we have lived here and none of them do what they are supposed to.

Good job with the workouts.

Piper said...

Great job with the workouts. You're so right about not gaining weight in one day, and not being able to lose it in 1 day either.

Neese said...

Hi Jason, try to spot me on Saturday..I will probably wear my new fuzzy North Face beanie and black jacket my husband says I look like a black pole in that outfit so i shouldn't be hard to miss. Plus, my husband will be zooming around on his Segway :) hope to at least meet you, and good luck, hope you do well. I'm hoping to finish around 55, but am ok with just a finish. Have a good week!