It was a Good Start to Day 2; I already lost 1 lb and I didn’t really extend any effort. I didn’t think that my diet yesterday was to great; so, I was surprised that I weighed less this morning. Today, I added one extra component to my exercise. I called it Anderson Abs (named after a former university XC/track coach).
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Anderson Abs (performed laying on your back and I’m not sure if this is the original recipe)
- QTY 25 ea. crunches
- QTY 25 ea. toe touches (place feet straight in the air; then, reach up and touch your toes)
- QTY 25 ea. leg lifts (keep your legs straight; then, lower you feet to 6 inches off the ground and raise your feet back to perpendicular)
- QTY 25 ea. scissors (hold feet 6 inches off of the ground, spread your legs, cross your legs, repeat switching which foot goes on top)
- QTY 25 ea. elbow to knee (cross one foot over opposite knee; then, place opposite hand behind head and touch that elbow to your opposite knee)
- QTY 25 ea. elbow to knee for your other side
I think you do another QTY 25 ea. crunches at the end, but I’ll save that for when I increase my effort. Also, the toe touches will probably increase to QTY 50 each.
I ran the same route as yesterday. I time the route for documentation purposes today. It was 31 minutes and 42 seconds. I’m gonna mark that as just under 4 miles.
I log all of my miles as 8 minute pace even if I ran 10 minute pace. I would recommend other people adopt this method (although you may want to change your universal pace to match closer to your ability). This method helps prevent falling into the trap of racing yourself everyday. Instead, you can just log your time if you wish, and divide your total time by 8 minutes to get your total mileage. This enables a more natural progression. On your better days you will move faster, but you won’t know for certain. On your more sluggish days, you won’t know for certain if you are going slower either. It helps prevent your ego from working against you. Now that I have an idea of the distance for that route, I don’t have to time it again. I can just repeat that path for a 4 mile run.
- 1 Bowl of Quaker Maple Oatmeal Squares with Black Raspberries and Milk
- 1 Glass of milk
- 2 Cups of Black Coffee
- Pulled pork along with Mac & Cheese (half plate pork, half mac & cheese)
- Drank Water
- Beef Kabobs (they were of the skewer already, but it filled a plate);
- Drank Water