12 weeks into this thing and I'm still maintaining. 3 months. Not too shabby if I do say so myself.
This week I gained 0.2 pounds and tipped the scales at 266 which I'm going to consider a win right now. Last week was the first time my cycle didn't involve getting back up to 268 by Sunday and this week I was actually able to maintain that which means that this new found 2 pounds should be permanent and it is time to work on getting below 265.
Actually, my real goal is to get below 260 by the time my company arrives at the end of September. The last week is going to be jam packed with whatever the hell I decide to do especially since I'll be on vacation during most of it.
Once again I have started to try and work simple exercises into my "sit at home on my fat ass and do nothing all day long" routine because every bit helps right? Last time I did this I started with push-ups and the routine I was doing was all wrong for me, I didn't show a whole lot of progress and I ended up spraining my wrist at work which killed it for about a week or longer. By the time my wrist was ready to go again I had given up on the idea. So, I promise nothing but I'm trying again!
Being that I'm too lazy to track down the actual post I cannot pin point exactly who said what but I know when I first started talking about push-ups, and strength building exercises in general, there was a debate about certain systems and what worked and what didn't. It was either ~Chuck or Fboyyyyyyy who came forth and suggested a method of just maxing out on whatever the desired exercise it is you are doing. Go balls to the wall and push yourself until you physically cannot do it again. Repeat this 3 or so times over the course of a day and then take the next day off. Repeat this cycle every other day.
And this is what I have decided to do this time around. So, as I started back up this past week my first day I just used as a "benchmark" to see how truly week I am and maxed out at 6.
Yes - 6, Six. No more and no less. Weak and pathetic. Whatever, we all have to start somewhere. Point is much like the magical number of 300 pounds it's going to be a laughing point in the past where I look back and am like "wtf, seriously?"
My first week of it I did two sets every day mostly because my first real day off I was really feeling it. My shoulders were tense, my muscles were tight. I knew that I worked them pretty damned hard.
Week 1 went something like this
Day 1 - 10 in the Morning 10 in the Afternoon (Was going to do 3 but was really feeling it)
Day 2 - 10 in the Morning 12 in the Evening
Day 3 - 13 in the Morning 14 in the Afternoon
Day 4 - 16 in the Morning 14 in the Afternoon 14 in the Evening
Today is my day of rest.
I was quite happy that I was able to complete 3 sets yesterday and am actually looking forward to my push-up days. Thinking about doing sit-ups during my off days just so I have a full routine every week and take Sunday's off because dammit - Football starts next Sunday
I think 3 weeks has been my record for trying to keep up with a push-up/sit-up routine. I'm now entering week 2 so lets see if I can stick with this like I have stuck with my commitment to actually losing weight.
Stay Skinny my Friends!