Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Week 2: Day 3

So supposedly the best way to stay motivated on the track to lose weight is through goals. Short term, half way and long term goals. I'm sure most people would pick very virtuous goals that reflect upon the core of human understanding and kindness. But me?

I'm motivated by simpler things.

I've always been cursed with the "Just friends" sickness. Despite how much I try I always end up being stuck in the vortex of ending up as friends with girls that I have interest in. Is it because of the weight or other things? Hard to say, but weight defintiely has to be a core issue. I mean how many girls want to be friends with like Isiah Washington or Shemar Moore?

Either way, I want be fit to spite the girls in the past. Yes its petty, awfully petty. But highly motivating me. Everytime I'm on the treadmill I think of my upcoming 10 year high school reunion and envision the looks on their faces. With every bicep curl I think of how I would turn them all down with a smile.

Honestly those thoughts have motivated me to lose weight in a way that nothing else ever has. I think these are the things people never admit to themselves and fitness. That sometimes you do it just so you can be smug, and is that really so bad? I don't think so.

So anyway onto the actually fitness part. On W2:D2 I rested as I was still sore from the previous day and work. But today I was back at it. The fruits of my labor in my strength training is starting to pay off. I precedded today to find my max on my weights. I think I've hit my max on everything except Leg Press (because I maxed out the available weights on the machine).

From what I've read if I want to build strength I shouldn't be able to go past 8 reps. I surpassed it on some of the weights I did but I think I'm going to find a weight and it to 20. Once I can do 20 for a week then I'll step up another 10 pounds. My muscles have never felt this big and powerful. Once I've dropped the fat from them I think my arms are going to be super sexy.

Stationary Bike: Cardio L3 - 1.52 miles, 317 calories
Pec Fly: 12 reps at 70 lbs
Rear Delt: 12 reps at 70 lbs
Lat Pulldown: 16 reps at 80 lbs
Seated Row: 16 reps at 80 lbs
Leg Extension: 12 reps at 130 lbs
Leg Curls: 12 reps at 130 lbs
Bicep Curls: 10 reps at 90 lbs
Tricept Curls: 10 reps at 90 lbs

End Weight: 300.5
Total Weight Lose: 6.5 pounds

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