Thursday, June 25, 2009

Exercise Make Feel Good?

Day 77 of my long ordeal of exercising.. no, wait, it can not be that long. Ok. Probably the first week. The rain is scheduled through Monday. It is comforting that god would kill everyone in MA by horrible flood just to get at me. At least he knows who I am. I did manage to weigh myself and I am down two pounds (including boot trick) in the first week. So off to a good start.

Today the pain set in. I can barely lift my arms. Somehow all the muscles between each rib are sore. Not sure what caused that probably the pushups. My stomach was hurting pretty good this morning too. Next day of calisthenics is Friday.

I am trying to figure out what to drink. I think 4-6 cokes a day is too much so I have cut down to just one at lunch. However I am at a loss for a good replacement. I could drink root beer and get the benefit of less caffeine but probably would not help me lose too much weight.

Water is out. I may be the only person in the world but water tastes like shit to me. I mean I have a low tolerance for boring stuff so maybe that is it. I have tried going all water a few times before but it just is not me.

I guess I am not going to worry too much at this point about the diet. I am of the opinion that diets suck. I would rather be 5000 pounds than not eat something. Exercise is where it is at and moderation on the really bad stuff.

I did buy a book with some recipes that I may try out. It has a set of 15,20, and 30 minute ones. Some of them look really tasty and they are all reasonably healthy when compared to say my couple of hot pockets last night. So basically not much going on so you will have to suffer through the exercise regime for a little while more.


Blogger Sean D said...

You can do it, keep up the hard work!!!!


9:15 AM

Blogger DrChako said...

Coke Zero. It may be the biggest thing you do in your quest to lose weight.


9:46 AM

Blogger Astin said...

Tea or coffee, black, unsweetened.

10:50 AM

Blogger Iak said...

I'll email ya today. As to this exercise over diet - I'd encourage you to think more wholistically. Think supportive nutrition, not diet - it's conceptually very important.

And I'm with Chako 100% on the coke. Axing the ten teaspoons of sugar in each coke can is the simplest change anyone can make in their diet.

Drink DIET whatever. Just get used to it. No danger from aspartame or any of the rest of them comes close to the danger of heavy sugar intake. Just that change alone Waffles will prolly make a 10-20 pound difference.

Assuming you dont replace the coke with fudge.

todays word scramble was MIONESSE...blogger is reading your posts.

11:24 AM

Blogger The Wife said...

The sodas are killing the diet. If I'm going hardcore, I go flavored ice tea - maybe with some no-calorie sweetener (although I drink mine plain).

Diet soda will cut a TON of calories out. If you can't stomach pure diet right now, I had a friend who used to do it by buying fountain sodas and putting half diet, half regular. At least you're cutting half the calories.

Just a thought. But the exercise (no matter how painful), is good. In a number of ways.

And chicks dig guys who exercise.


11:58 AM

Blogger BadBlood said...

Eliminating any sugar-based drink like soda is a huge step. Tons of wasted calories you no longer have to burn off.

Find some Crystal Light powdered mixes, they're not too bad.

I trained myself to like Diet Coke long ago and now prefer the taste to normal Coke.

1:01 PM

Blogger MHG said...

Sex and gatorade.

10:21 PM


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