Sunday, March 22, 2015

You gotta love pushing yourself to the limit...

Big day today. This morning I weighed in at 196.8 lbs. Went right from 198 yesterday and bypassed 197 all together.

It felt great to see 196.8 lbs. It's been a long time. I still have 16.8 lbs to go but it's closer than being 30 lbs away. I can't remember the last time I've been this committed to lose weight.

I have a vision in my minds eye of where I want to be and how I want to feel. It's the hypnosis. The tape keeps referring to visualize your ideal self. I know EXACTLY who that is and it stars with a 17 to 18.

Doing this juicing has been a real bonus. It was very hard to start doing and now I'm somewhat used to it. As much as you can get used to not eating solid food.

What I like most about juicing is the instant and quick results. Everyday I've been dropping weight. There is a part of me that wants to keep this up until I get into the 180's and then go back to weight watchers for the remaining difference.

Even though I've been juicing I've also been supplementing with whey protein after every workout. I really don't want to lose muscle on this juicing cleanse.

For fun I took a picture of myself in the mirror today and compared it to one I took back in November. Definitely a noticeable difference. I'll post it when I have the final picture to show the difference along the way.

Mid-morning I headed over to LA fitness for weight training session. I took some C4 before and the plan was to go hard. At minimum to maintain the muscle and at best build some muscle.

The minute I started lifting I could feel the C4 kicking in. It makes your body tingle and it feels like you have more strength than normal. I was pushing some heavy weight on every exercise. My plan was to push my muscles to exhaustion.

My toughest session again was the lunges. I use the squat rack and do 12 reps on each leg, two sets. By the end of the first set I had to sit down again. Aside from being light headed I could hardly get enough air into my lungs. The same thing happened on yesterday's bonking run. It's a feeling I've never had before.

Next set on the lunges was even harder. It blew me out. I had to sit down and close my eyes and just wait it out. In a very twisted way it feels great to push yourself to that level and know you got a good workout.

Even though I'm juicing I'm still getting a lot of calories. About 1500 per day, just in juice form.

I started this juice fast last Monday afternoon. I think my last meal was a tuna sandwich for lunch. Today was day 6 on the fast. I'm really undecided on how long I want to continue.

One one hand I know I've lost some water weight and need to get back to solid foods. I'm told you gain about 2 lbs when you go back to solids. I really don't want to see me go up. Yet and the same time I need to get back to regular food in order to have the energy to train hard and get the gains.

A hybrid is probably where I'm going to end up. Today I had popcorn and then for dinner had onion soup from a can with mushrooms from a can. It was horrible. I'm not sure if it was horrible because it's horrible, or because I'm used to drinking fresh juice.

One of my options is to juice in the morning. Or at least eat my fruit. Have salad or fruit in the afternoon and a normal meal for dinner. I'm leaning that way. Mind you I'm kind of into this juicing thing.

If I didn't juice, this week I'd be weighing in on my weight watchers program at probably 202 lbs. It would be a 1 pound loss just like previous weeks. Instead I'm down at least 5 lbs in that same week. What if I could just do another week? That is what is in my thoughts. Could I get down another 5 lbs and hit the 180 something?

Tonight I was sitting on the couch and feeling a little restless. Something came over me and I decided to go downstairs and do an Insanity Workout. It was pure cardio. The instructor was saying "he wasn't looking forward to it" and personally I don't mind pure cardio.

It was definitely a good workout. It got me dripping in sweat and the heart rate got up to 160 bpm. I think part of the reason I did the workout is to get some of the water out of me before my weigh in tomorrow morning. I don't want to see a 2 lb gain or anything. Every time I take C4 I retain water and a 2 lb gain is not unusual. It's all a mental game.

On a fun note Alice and I did a Sunday drive today. Ended up in Brantford. We drove for a few hours and it seems I noticed every restaurant and pub along the way as we drove through many of the small towns along the way. With that said I didn't feel compelled to stop. I'm a man on a mission.

Weights 45 minutes
Insanity Workout 38 minutes
196.8 lbs

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