July 2013 – That Weight Loss Guy

Archive for July, 2013

week-of-workouts

Well here’s my last week of workouts. I did a big mix of weight training and sports this week. One issue I’ve run into is the 100 lb dumbells at the gym are now too light! I know that sounds like a real musclehead thing to say, but it’s a real issue. I like my gym and want to stay there so I’m going to request more dumbells I guess. I played a couple sports this week, went golfing twice and played baseball so I’m counting that as my cardio. I know it wasn’t running but we were Read more

tired-runner

Another multi day update. I did double workouts for the past two as I was very busy and couldn’t squeeze in my cardio during the day so I did 30 minutes on the bike after each of the past two workouts. It takes a lot longer but it works well! One thing I did is increase the resistance on the bike to make my 30 minutes more effective. I used to set it at 5 for the “effort” setting but set it at 10 for the last two. I burned TWICE as many calories with this simple adjustment. Read more

cartoon-weight-lifter

Another day another workout update. I did miss Saturday due to a Pig Roast. It was fun but beer has a lot of calories so I wrote that day off. I do think it’s important to have a couple days of fun when maintaining, otherwise the cheat desire increases too much. My diet was horrible on the day of the party. I admit it. I ate chips and beer! Not good for keeping weight off but I will make up for it with cardio and always do my workouts. Read more

spartan-race

I did the Spartan Race in Montreal on the weekend and man what a race! It’s advertised as 12 km of race and obstacles but what it ended up being was 15 km through pure mud trails. It took me 3 hours and 55 minutes to finish the course. The winner did in 1 hour and 27 minutes but I still have no clue how that guy went through it that fast. It was about 20 obstacles ranging from cargo net climbs, to monkey bars to swimming to carry various heavy objects to crawling through waist deep mud Read more