Wednesday, February 6, 2013

February already?

Yes it is..and I am glad. I am glad to be away from December and January..collectively the last two months have been some of my worst ever on so many levels.

So to start off the month I decided to cut sugar out of my diet...just the refined or added. How hard could that possibly be?  I mean heck..girl scout cookie season is here..and Valentine's day is not far off...it's not like there will be anything extra sugary around the office.  This is something interesting I learned..everything in the grocery store has some sort of sugar in it.  Try to find bread without it.  Seriously, we had to look and look to find bread without sugar. We found out the french bread and other "artisan" breads in the bakery do not have added sugar..so that is what we have been eating.

Actually the no sugar thing has been fairly easy.  It definitely keeps me away from processed foods and I am down 3 pounds this week.

And if you notice the training log on the side of the page..it actually has colored bars. Not only have I been doing my workouts..but also logging them.  The workouts have been less than stellar..my two month hiatus has taken a toll. My heart rate is extremely high and my endurance extremely low.  The only bright spot is that my swimming has not suffered all that much from the layoff.

I took some before pictures of my fluffy self..which are absolutely hideous and I will not be posting..yet anyways.  I also took my body measurements..needed to use two measuring tapes to get around my fat rear.  Actually I may post all of this..on a separate page of course..I'll probably have to mark it adult content.

The gout is under control. I finally gave in and went on a daily med. So far so good. There was a night where I felt a flare up..but it was gone by mid-morning. And honestly the last couple of runs I have done I have had phantom pains in my feet afterward..but I think I am good.  Setting a physical up the beginning of March so I'll have all my blood levels looked at.

Besides actually training...I signed my daughter up for a climbing class.  She is a natural.







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Then the instructor thought it would be funny for me to get my fat ass on the rope..Wow is my butt big..but the calves are looking pretty good.  It was actually pretty fun..but it is amazing how tired your hands and forearms get..not to mention the stress on your feet. Plus I tried climbing with my size 13 shoes..yeah..most of the"holds" are not compatible with huge feet..which apparently are still growing..WTH?  I was up on the wall for two minutes and my limbs felt like they were shaking.  Man do I look old an out of shape in this video..probably because I am old and out of shape.  And it looks like I tucked my shirt into my shorts..which I did not!!  The climbing is  definitely something I want to continue to do.  Obviously losing weight is going to be huge in this endeavor.

Before I forget..make sure you check out my friend Angela's blog Another hole in the head..  She said she failed training last week..but really neglects to mention that she was shooting a television show for the DIY network...read about it here.. and this week one of her documentaries debuted...Check it out Happy on the Ground.  Jen Roe also was one of the producers of the film so I should mention her too..I don't want a NJ chick ticked at me.  As you are probably aware Angela is going to do the Olympic distance race at Rev 3 Knoxville this year.

I am also trying to make it to Knoxville for the race so I can kick Angela's butt.  I just hope she stays busy and doesn't have time to train.

Take care everyone!

11 comments:

  1. Nice job on the rock wall.

    Nope don't want to see a Jersey girl ticked

    Ang really raised the bar on videos - you really need to speed that video up, add some music and a few graphics… other than that. Good job! ha. :-)

    But seriously, give you a ton of credit that looks hard!

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    1. Have to practice the climbing.... 2014 is the year of the adventure race..hasn't Jen informed you of this?

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  2. Nice work Scott. You are even checking in with me this week which is HUGE!
    Love the video, maybe we will add more climbing to your plan-it is great for the core. I adore Kristine cheering you on too! awesome!

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  3. Great post and I feel the same way. Thank God February is here. There was a crocus poking its head out of my garden today. That's a good sign, right? BTW, I love to climb too but I have an interesting problem. I can climb and climb and climb but when I get to the top I am paralyzed with fear. I cannot come down.

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    1. That is funny..when I was at the top I didn't even think about pushing off the wall and coming down..of course I was only about 3 feet up.

      I assume a crocus is a flower and not some sort of evil lizard or something similar..

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  4. Aw..climbing classes sound like such fun! They didn't have that around when I was growing up! Keep working out and your fitness will improve...may feel like it takes forever but it will happen :)

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    1. No climbing when I was a kid either..of course I grew up in Wisconsin..just cow tipping..lol.

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  5. Way to go! I welcome a butt kicking in Knoxville. With any luck both of our will be smaller by then ;-)

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  6. Just found your blog; enjoyed reading your journey. Keep it up! REV3 Cedar 2013 - you got it! One training day at a time.

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    1. Just found it? you've missed the best parts!! And you are right one day at a time..and consistency is the most important thing.

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  7. So you know I was a rock climber for 15 yrs...I'm just saying...I'd love to go with ya all!
    Keep it up!

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