Day 71

So I missed out on telling you about Day 60, at which point, the weight loss total was 23 pounds. But today was something much more momentous to me. I blew past the 200 pound barrier reaching 198.4. Probably the first time in 10 years that I’ve been under two hundred pounds. Total weight loss is now 27 pounds.

It’s tough going, really, trying to lose a lot of weight, but it’s totally worth the effort. I remember, back when I started, how few pushups I could do, and how few crunches, and the lack of weight on the weights. I’ve mentioned my starting pushup counts and ab rep counts, but I started out using five pound weights for all the sculpt exercises (presses, curls, etc…). Now I’m using 15 pound weights for almost everything (I still go down to 10 pound weights for two exercises), and I’m thinking I’m in need of some 20 pound weights. Last week, I regularly did 115 or more pushups in each sculpt workout (129 once).

If you’re sitting in front of your computer reading this, and you’re not spending 30 minutes a day exercising, and a typical meal is half a large pizza or a pound of chicken wings or large amounts of some other food, all it takes to lose weight and get your body back is 30 minutes of exercise and trimming the number of calories your eating. Just cut your portions in half and make sure you eat five times a day. Three meals and a couple of snacks. Your body was not designed to handle sloth and gluttony. It was designed for movement and scarcity. We live in a culture and a time that encourages the former – fight it and be what you are supposed to be. A lean, living machine.