I’m not talking about the store (I’m over twice as old as anyone that should be wearing those clothes is). I’m talking about a gap in my weigh-ins. Even though I’m posting this on Sunday, I actually did this weigh in on July 3rd.
Down yet another pound since my last weigh in on Sunday (and this was really just half a week). Not too shabby, huh?
Yes, this was an off-cycle weigh in. Why? And what is all this “Gap” stuff?
I’m traveling in SE Asia this month and actually won’t be returning home until August 2nd. I’ll be going a month between weigh-ins, which is actually a bit scary.
I know I could use a scale here (or I could have brought my scale from home), but I want to try going without the training wheels for a bit. I still know what I want and that comes more from look and feel than what the scale tells me anyhow.
So, the plan for the month (yes, I’ll be answerable to you, so there will still be regular posts):
- Eat sensibly (order good food and don’t feel compelled to finish the plate)
- Snack regularly with fruits and nuts to keep my metabolism going.
- No alcohol. I might treat myself to a chocolate every now and then (can you say turn down service?).
- At least five hours of cardio work per week (break that into five to seven workouts, mostly in the morning on an empty stomach).
- Resume the push up challenge at week two.
- Begin working back, biceps, shoulders and abs in two to three high rep/short rest workouts per week. Along the push ups (chest and triceps) this should begin to tone the muscles I’ve buried in fat and set up a platform for me to begin to build muscle mass after I break 200 lbs (going down of course).
I’m almost looking at this trip as an fitness boot camp. When I’m not working, I plan to be active. No hanging around the hotel room. This hotel, which is where I’ll be for most of my stay has an excellent fitness center and the breakfast buffet has a lot of good choices (and many bad ones). I’m in a good place, physically and mentally. Let’s go!