Rest Day 22-June-2017

A day late on this post since I was focused on resting yesterday! Yesterday was also cheat meal day (and it shows in my macros!) Morning Workout: Greenway Walk – 2.41miles – 38m.37s Evening Workout: Moved from chair to couch –  3ft – 3seconds Goal Macros: (Daily Macros) Carbs = 245 (308), Protein = 240 (223), Fat = 100 (142)

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Workout 21-June-2017

The more I work with the TRX setup the more I enjoy it. Definitely thinking about getting a set to use around the house and if I have to travel. Noticed something pretty cool on the treadmill today. Both sessions I had to kick up the mph to keep my HR around 120-125bpm. And also I could barely keep up with the treadmill last week at 3.5mph and today I was at 3.4mph for my entire afternoon session and it felt really good. I’m also now able to wear shirts that I wasn’t able to fit in a month ago. …

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Workout 20-June-2017

Tuesday means it’s weigh in day! Today I’m down 3.1lbs from last Tuesday. Overall since May 22nd I’m down 17.3lbs. I’m really happy with the progress so far. Went a bit over on my fat today but getting closer with carbs and even protein. Trying out some new protein cookies to see how I like them. They actually have 10g more protein than the whey protein power I’m using. Morning Workout: Barbell Bentover Row – 95lbs (first set), 115lbs (last three sets) – 10/10/10/10 Preacher Curls – 45lbs (first set), 55lbs (second and forth set), 60lbs (third set) – 10/10/8/8 …

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Workout 19-June-2017

A new week means a new session/workout with my trainer. She and I meet every Monday morning to run through a new workout and answer any question I have. Forgot to log my bfast this morning so I ended up going over on carbs. Still having some issues getting close to my daily protein goals. I’m eating a lot of turkey, beef and also supplementing with a whey protein powder. I want to continue losing weight but I don’t want to lose strength so I want to definitely hit that protein number. Morning Workout: TRX Squats – Bodyweight – 12/12/12 …

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Workout 18-June-2016

Solid workout today along with a walk on the greenway. I have really come to enjoy using the TRX strap system. It allows me to do things like squats in a modified position to take pressure off my knees. However since I’ve been doing them using TRX straps I’m now almost able to stand completely vertical and do a full depth squat with no pain in my knees. Morning Workout: TRX Squats – Bodyweight – 12/12/12/12 TRX Rows – Bodyweight – 10/12/12/12 Cable Row – 42.5lbs (first two sets), 50lbs (last two sets) – 12/12/12/12 Cable Side Holds – 37.5lbs …

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Workout 17-June-2017

So this morning I woke up and did *not* feel like going to the gym. I thought it was because I was tired and my body was telling me to slow down a bit so I was going to make today a rest day. As I was cooking breakfast and eating I realized I didn’t feel tired or worn out. Giving it some more thought and being totally honest with myself I realized that the workout I was supposed to do today has some exercises that I’m not a huge fan of. Once I realized that it was like a …

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Workout 16-June-2017

Good day at the gym. Started out the morning with a cup of Okios Triple Mixed Berry Yogurt as a pre-workout meal. I’m not feeling confident enough to do a fasting workout yet. Morning workout: TRX Squats – Bodyweight – 12/12/12/12 Cable Side Holds – 47lbs – 40sec/40sec/40sec/40sec TRX Rows – Bodyweight – 12/12/12/12 TRX Flies – Bodyweight – 12/12/12/12 Machine Rows – 47lbs (first set, 50lbs last 3 sets) – 12/10/8/8 Machine Shoulder Press (front grip) – 37lbs – 12/12/10/10 Machine Shoulder Press (side grip) – 42lbs – 10/10/8/8 Treadmill – 35min – 4% incline – 3.5mph (first 15min), …

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Vehicle ToDo List

The truck I’ll be taking is a 2002 Toyota Tacoma. I’m the truck’s 3rd owner and the previous owner really let her go. It has 201k miles on it and required a *lot* of work to get it safe to drive. Got the truck back from the shop. I decided it was best to have a real mechanic go over it and then fix/replace things that I would have no idea (or business) how to do. So the following has been done. – Complete frontend work (cv joints, boots, rack and pinion, tie rods, etc) – All belts (timing, ac, …

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5/21/2018

On 5/21/2018 I will be traveling from my home in North Carolina to Fairbanks Alaska and then on to Prudhoe Bay and the Arctic Circle. The Why Growing up my dad talked about how beautiful (and cold) Alaska is and I’ve see numerous pictures and documentaries over the years on Alaska and a combination of those things has had this trip in my mind for several years. The How This part is still very much in flux. More updates as I make them! Why Are You Telling Us About Something That Is Happening 2 Years From Now?! Well, this is …

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