100 day challenge: December was a write off, but not resetting the clock

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    Day 63, workouts: 15

    8/1/2017


    After a planned rest day on Friday I ended up doing a last minute 16 hour day yesterday, and in order to net make the day a total waste I walked home afterward, which was a good 9kms over 1 hour and 40....
    Woke up from a paltry three hours of sleep to take someone to the airport and have been utterly wrecked. I've been dozing every time I sat still, so have decided to take another rest day.

    The good news is, I've been eating really well unlike December.

    I'll have a workout in the morning before heading out to watch some live sport!
     
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    9/1/2017


    Spent a long day walking around Sydney Olympic Tennis Centre today, watching the likes of Dominika Cibulkova, Victor Troicki, Monica Puig, Caroline Wozniacki and the one, the only Swiss Miss, Martina Hingis.
    Did decently well with the eating all day and drank only sugarless soft drink (which, granted, are shit) and water... Did have some curry sans rice and a lamb samosa for dinner though.

    Rounded out the day with a short workout consisting of 3 brisk rounds of rope followed by smith machine bench.

    Still haven't weighed myself but I have definitely lost a couple of kilos so far.
     
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    10/1/2017


    Sober January is going fucking swimmingly. Ate decently well over the day, until a mate came into my work with a ritter sport chocolate, which I devoured with extreme prejudice... finished the day's eating with a teriyaki beef bento box, and skipped the rice. Didn't have enough willpower to resist the small portion of udon noodles though.

    Got into the gym and did my first half hour on the treadmill since last Tuesday, and got through it comfortably, if not with a little fatigue, and followed it up with a round of speed rope followed by 5x20 leg presses with the 8 plate.

    I haven't quite broken to that next level of motivation yet... I'd happily still skip every workout and eat chips and donuts after work every day... but I guess I'm still only ten days in.
     
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    11/1/2017


    Not my best effort in the gym, but I'm chalking it up anyway, as it was, in any definable way, a quantum leap ahead of the pathetic excuse-making and workout-dodging I did all the way through December.

    Managed a paltry nine minutes on the treadmill before defaulting to some light weight training today... it's about 40 degrees in Sydney today, and humid (not to mention our absurdly high UV index)... when it's that bloody hot, it reaches every corner of every room even with air conditioning. It felt physically cool when I entered the gym, yet after 90 seconds on the treadmill I had dry mouth (despite chugging nearly a litre of water before I started) and within 5 minutes sweat was pouring off me.

    Given that I have a day of work ahead, I decided to call it off. Next proper workout will be after work tomorrow, when I only have a cool shower and bed ahead of me.

    Just ate a doner box with meat, Greek salad and tabouli replacing the fries. Fatty, but zero carb.
     
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    13/1/2017


    Managed to falter last night and after my Wednesday night bag of crisps (which I decided would be a thing), I managed to inhale two ritter sport chocolate blocks on the way home. Ah well.

    Had a kickarse healthy salad for lunch today, but had schnitzels for breakfast and dinner (no fries or any shit like that, just a schnitzel from the same store on the way to, and on the way home from work).

    Spent a wee bit too much time watching Johanna Konta trounce Genie Bouchard in the tennis, so got to the gym later than expected, but did my half hour treadmill workout comfortably.

    Honestly feel like I dropped a couple of kilos right away this month but hit something of a wall due to sloppy eating.
     
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    15/1/2017


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    Splendid.

    So, off the funny, irregular sleeps of a typical working week, I had another double rest day over Friday and Saturday, and decided to go in today off a long, healthy sleep, rather than pushing the limits to exhaustion and discouraging myself. Late last night as I watched fringe-level ATP tennis, I got a call off a coworker asking if I could work this afternoon, to which I agreed. So got an early night and went in today at around lunchtime.

    Among other things, I replaced the batteries to my scales and weighed in for the first time since October, and got a shocking read of 103.6kgs (228.4lbs)... :sad5 thankfully, after my first good sweat in two days, I weighed in post workout at 101kgs (222.67lbs)... undoubtedly a little goop and fluid in my system. Was hoping to clear double digits comfortably by month's end.

    My workout today consisted of two vigorous rounds of speed rope followed by half an hour on the treadmill... decided to do a rope warm-up before the treadmill today as I'd been having some minor joint pain.

    Also wanted to leave the gym feeling a little bit spritely, as I have a shift ahead of me to think about now...
     
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    Just weighed in post workout at 101.1kgs (222.89lbs), but was still sweating for another half an hour after weigh in... I'll weigh in again in the morning before breakfast for a true read, which I assume will be below 101kgs.

    Ate a doner box with tabouli and Greek salad with garlic and chilli sauces for breakfast/lunch, and just a protein bar as I spent most of the day napping and watching tennis. Did two decent rounds of speed rope before a half hour treadmill workout.
    Still feeling hard and forced all the way on the treadmill, hoping as I drop more lard my body runs more optimally...
     
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    17/1/2016

    Morning weigh in: 100.8kgs (222.22lbs)


    As far as the eating went, did pretty good today... light breakfast (bought a bacon and egg roll from a shop near work, minus the bread... so just two hard fried eggs and two small rashers of fatty bacon. Had a prosciutto, egg and goat's cheese salad for lunch, followed by some teriyaki chicken for dinner sans rice. Also ate three protein bars right after dinner as well.
    Work consisted of some deliveries and worked up a sweat hauling kegs around. Got into the gym just in time to squeeze in a treadmill workout and it's really starting to get fucking tedious. I've used it as a mainstay in my routine for a couple of years now and I feel I'll start to go backwards soon. I'm gonna try ten rounds of speed rope tomorrow for a more dynamic and varied cardio workout.
     
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    Just weighed in post-workout at 101.5kgs (223.77lbs). A full kilo heavier than yesterday morning.
    I'm none too discouraged by this, in fact, I expected it as prior weigh-ins have been after good sweat sessions. Yesterday it topped 40 degrees in Sydney AGAIN and I couldn't be fucked working out in that heat. Got into the gym tonight, later than I really should have due to watching tennis and got through ten minutes on the treadmill before doing three rounds of speed rope.

    I could tell well before I touched the scales that I hadn't sweated nearly as much out from my shirt alone. I ate alright so I think I'm looking at a break even scenario, which is fine. I know from experience that if you keep at it in the long run, you're bound to win the war.

    There are also positives to take away from this. In years past I've simply skipped workouts when I "wasn't feeling it", so the fact that I've managed 13 workouts over 19 days is a massive win, especially considering the heat wave and tennis... I also said long ago this 100 day challenge wasn't to be about misery-inducing extremes.
     
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    20/1/2017

    Morning weigh in: 100.4kgs (221.34lbs)
    , weighed in post workout just now at 100.2kgs... I feel confident that I'll crack double digits after a sleep and a morning slash.

    Eating was great during the day and stayed pretty good until after 5pm when I fell for the usual pitfalls... a few fries here and there and some fried stuff... all in all was pretty good though. Two decent rounds of speed rope followed by the half hour treadmill... it all went well and my weight is following suit. Trust the process.
     

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