Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Day 3…double time!

Well, today was eventful.  Started it off with a Major Motivator workout at 0530. I had everyone partake in a PT test which consisted of seeing how many pushups and situps they could muster in 2 minutes, and then we did a timed 1 mile run.  Personally, I was able to pump out 50 pushups and 50 situps, but my run was a measly 13:20.  I hope to increase my pushups to 60 and situps to 70 by the time camp is done, and I have an ambitious goal of a 9:00 mile.

And if this workout wasn’t enough, I had my second workout with Lili today at lunch time.  She is trying to get ready for real Army boot camp in 7 weeks, so I am running her through the gauntlet!  We did my ladders workout, and I had her down for the count at number 8.  Surprisingly, I felt like I could have gone longer.

Which brings me to my conclusion.  Physically, I am fit like a dagger. However, I eat way to damn much is why the weight wont come off.  So, the solution is to increase my cardio (on top of the daily workouts, the fam is now walking after every dinner with the pup pups) and eat better. 

I have lost 4 pounds already, and will hopefully break into the 260s by Saturday.  Everything is on track and I feel freaking awesome!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 1

Started the day off by waking up at 0430 to get the day started off right with my boot camp class.  I wanted to get to the gym early so that I could create some sheets for the boot campers to fill out; basically listing their goals, problem areas and general aspirations.  All in all, it was a great start to my third camp.  I have three super motivated girls and a fourth guy joining me on Wednesday.  On the side, I am helping a 50 year old woman at my work get ready for real Army boot camp! She is an amazing person who just seems to have an awesome zest for life.  We are going to work out for an hour a day, six days a week for the next 6 weeks and it is my personal goal to get her to max out her Army PT test before she even leaves.  With her dedication and motivation, it won’t be difficult.

For food today it was a struggle, but I got by.  And drank a CRAPLOAD of water.  When I got to work I immediately filled up my gallon jug and topped off my cup with some iced coffee ( oh what a marvelous invention!).  And now I have to go and make my lunch and snack-a-roos for tomorrow.  Speaking of snack-a-roos, remember those dunk-a-roos?  With the cookie cracker and the chocolate dip?  Yeah…I’m one hungry fat kid right now…

Sunday, May 16, 2010

It’s time to start

They say a picture if worth a thousand words…


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My name is Lenny, and I am overweight and out of shape.  Bad for some, but even worse for me seeing how I am a fitness instructor (of all things!).  I am starting a new session of my Major Motivator’s Fitness Boot Camp tomorrow and want to start to hold myself accountable.  So here I go…

My beginning measurements are as such:

Weight 275.8 lbs
Belly 49”
waist 46”
Chest 49”
butt 49”
thigh 26.5”
calf 19”
bicep 16”
neck 18”

I believe my BMI to be around 38.  Not very good.

My long term goal is to get my overall weight down to 225 lbs.  I would like to accomplish this by my college graduation date of November 1, 2011.

Short term goals are always difficult.  I know that I have to take this piece by piece and not let the whole thing swallow me again.  I have been overweight for way too long now and want to set a good example for my son.

Like I said earlier, my fitness camp starts tomorrow.  So in four weeks (June 12th) I would like to see some good results.  My goal will be to lose 15.9 lbs and finally see the “250’s” again.  That has been a long long while! 

To attain this goal, I am going to exercise every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with the fitness boot camp.  I will throw in cardio however I can get it (running, basketball, jumping rope, etc…).  And most importantly, I will eat right.  If I do those three things, I WILL reach my goal.

I will only weigh myself weekly, and not measure again until after this boot camp.

Wish me luck…