July 2nd, 2020
God damn, it’s already Thursday…when you do nothing but school work all day the time either goes triple time or slows to an unreasonable crawl. Luckily I’m still finding time to get some sort of workout in every day, whether it be cardio or weight training.
I’ve been doing an alternating schedule for the past few days that seems to be working for me (one day weight training, one day six-mile walk/hike), and with this new heatwave hitting northeast Wisconsin I’ve been sweating bullets. And I hit another milestone: I’m OFFICIALLY below 250 lbs.! Weighed in at 247 yesterday and got hella excited. I know I’ve still got a ways to go, but I just realized that since the beginning of March, I’ve lost almost 25 lbs. Just that little fact makes me feel like my ultimate goals are possible. I also feel like my arms have gotten a little bigger, and my shoulders seem slightly more defined, so maybe I’m doing something right.
I would like to get my delts a bit bigger (they seem kinda sloped to me) so perhaps I’ll put more emphasis on them for the time being and even out my proportions. And as always, my chest needs some serious attention; I’ve still got mild titty-ness going on and it’s annoying the shit outta me. One of these days I’ll have actual pecs…
I’ve been doing well ignoring my love handles for the time being, and I feel that with losing weight they’ve gotten at least a little smaller, so it’s just “slow and steady” for the time being. Same with the gut; it’s a little smaller but I’ve just gotta be patient.
I just keep remembering about a year and a half ago, when I weighed 212, and was so proud of myself for getting myself in some semblance of shape. Of course, back then I was doing manual labor six days a week on a vineyard/farm, so I had more consistent exercise going, and jobs like that aren’t readily available or profitable at the moment here in Wisconsin, at least in my area. And besides, I genuinely love being a teacher, so I’m going to stick with it!
It would be so much easier, I think, if I had an actual workout partner or coach to work with. I don’t suppose any of my followers live in Wisconsin and would want to get a regular training session going? That may be asking too much at the moment, which is totally understandable (I fully respect and follow social distancing) but I feel I need that one-on-one interaction to get me motivated. That’s not to say the advice I’ve got on here hasn’t been immensely helpful, and again, I can’t thank all of you enough for supporting me and offering your suggestions - I’ve been trying them all out to see what works. I just hope we can get back to some semblance of normality soon so I can actually feel comfortable asking for face-to-face help; I think I need that personal interaction.
But I can be patient…unless anyone wants to do virtual workout sessions!