So 3.5 miles an hour is just fine, but one I hit 3.6 miles an hour my legs just don’t seem to have what it takes an my lower back on my left glue feels like someones pressing a poker into my hip bone.
A more logical person would probably just stay at 3.5 miles an hour, but I’m a stubborn person, so I am going to hit my 3.6 mile per hour pace and gradually increase my distance until I can hit 3 miles.
The other day I noticed my sons computers drive was red (almost full). So with SSD prices being as low as they are now, I got him a 1 TB Samsung SSD. I cracked up his PC case, and went to sit in his computer chair, only to have it tip forward and send me crashing to the floor. I didn’t get seriously hurt, but I did tweak my back just a little bit.
Not bad enough to keep me from walking my girls.
I call this the “Left” walk because I’m quite original, and this is the way we go if we turn left.
When we got home I jumped on the treadmill, but my lower left glute and the backside of my left leg feel like someone has a clamp on them, so I didn’t make it far.
I’m also trying to be super cautious because I’ve got a lot of work travel coming up in the next couple weeks so I don’t want to push so hard that I leave myself disabled.
So moderation, but I will keep close track on my calorie intake and weight to make sure I don’t lose any ground.
I am very happy that I made my target this week. I hit the plateau last week, had a moment of weakness and ate pizza, and then refocused, cut back on calories, and increased my workout intensity, and guess what, I lost weight. Amazing how that works.
The other nice part to see is that I’m down to 27.9% body fat. So woot woot….
My max speed is apparently 3.6 miles per hour. I ramped up to 3.6 slowly over the first half mile and then held that for as far as I could, which is apparently 2 miles. My legs were hurting and I did feel a pressure in my lower left back, right over my glute. Not sharp, just a dull pressure which I’ll have to keep track of.
I guess I’ll keep this routine up and slowly increase my target to 2.1 and so on until I can make the 3 mile mark at 3.6 miles per hour.
I really did want to get on the treadmill today but it was a twelve plus hour day and instead I just took my dogs on a short walk. Its just about half a mile, so nothing too stressful, but some days you just have to make an excuse and chill out. I’ll get back on the horse tomorrow.
I’m always so happy when my schedule, and more importantly, my health lets me work out two days in a row. I have this horrible cycle driven by my desire to always do a little more than the day before combined with a history of back surgery that drives me to push too far, and then regret it for a day or two.
Am I stubborn and stupid. You bet.
So when I push hard, and am able to get back on the treadmill a day later, that is a major victory. Now let’s see how I feel tomorrow…
Last week was a little crazy. My father was in the hospital over Valentines day, and thankfully everything went well but he will need follow up surgery. Because we didn’t want to make plans depending on what happened, we celebrated Valentines day on Saturday after he was discharged.
One of my older boys, his girlfriend, my wife, and I all went out to dinner at a little place called Cinder Bar. If you live anywhere near south Jersey, this place is amazing. The atmosphere is great, and every food dish was better than the last, with one minor exception. Pass on the tuna, but everything else was straight up pulled from the Food Channel. Just really good eats.
Six Manhattan’s later (my son is a bad influence) and we ended back at his apartment and played board games. This is when I got weak. A few hours into continuing to drink and play games and we were all ready for a midnight snack. What do you get at midnight? Pizza!!!!
So yes, I broke Keto and now have to work twice as hard this week to make sure I don’t slide backwards. Hopefully this is the first of multiple work outs this week, and i kept it mild to make sure I can walk tomorrow.
What do you do if you fall off the horse? You climb back on and keep riding.
My dog Kera had knee surgery about four months ago and now we are slowly increasing her walks to get the muscle to build back up in her leg. Today was the longest walk she’s had since she tore her ligament and needed to have surgery so she could walk on it again. She’s worn out and laying in a comfy bed, and I’m taking credit for a mile walk with my dog on my fitness journey, even though this is my day off from the treadmill.
Based purely on weight I failed completely, and it feels like a kick in the nards. I worked really hard this week to try and burn more calories as I’ve felt like I was hitting that plateau after losing about 10 lbs.
The only thing saving me from feeling completely defeated is what is hidden below the “just weight” number. My legs have been really sore this week because I was pushing myself on the physical side. In my head that would equate to weight loss, but it also means I may be putting on some muscle mass, and muscle weighs more than fat.
If you look at the bottom two numbers, my % body fat fell, and my % muscle went up. Is that why I didn’t lose any weight this week even thought I worked out very intensely? My god I hope so or this is all for nothing.
I’m really hoping this should equate to more weight loss in the future as I will have more muscle to burn more fat. The other silver lining is that my overall goal of 1 lb per week is still on track, but I do feel like not having a weekly change is still a setback.
I’m going to take the next two days off as I have some family stuff I need to take care of, which is perfect because I need a few days of rest to recuperate. I was hoping to get on the treadmill today and kick some butt, but that just wasn’t meant to be. My legs are sore, my lower back is sore, and I just didn’t have it in me to do much more than a mile.
What really sucks is that I don’t think I”m going to make weight his week either, but I guess I’ll just have to work harder and be more careful about my diet next week. I don’t feel like I’ve been going crazy on the meals, but I guess my body is getting used to the diet and workouts.