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Your Job Makes You Fat

I came across this infographic about how your job makes you fat yesterday and thought it was worth sharing based on the journey I’m on with this crazy idea. The time spent at a desk over a period of years and a lack of physical activity  are what led to me getting to the point where I was tired of being out of shape and decided to do something about it. For most people, there’s not a whole lot you can do about being at a desk, and I still spend the better part of my day in front of a computer. However, there is something you can do about the physical activity part. I’m so thankful for Ed’s Gym, and the coaching Ed has provided not only for my fitness, but also for the nutrition piece of my plan. If you’re here in Colorado Springs and your ready to get up and get moving, I can’t recommend Ed’s Gym highly enough. So step away from the keyboard and go do something.

 

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Workout – A quick look at what I’m doing at Ed’s Gym

It was good to get back in the gym this week after our Seattle trip and the cheeseburger experiment. I shot a time lapse of what a hour long workout at Ed’s looks like and shrunk it down to less than 30 seconds. The camera was in the corner, so some of the shots are a little far away, but you’ll still get a feel for it. One of the things I love about Ed’s Gym is that it isn’t about the fancy equipment. There is definitely a minimilast feel. It’s just you, Ed, some simple gear and hard work.

 

Workouts like this four times a week and the nutrition plan Ed has me on have allowed me to lose 23 pounds since Jan 8. I haven’t felt this good in years and can’t wait to see where I am at the 60 day mark.

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Finished the Whole 30 – 30 Days, 20 Pounds and 9 Inches

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I can’t believe we did it! We made it through the first month of this Crazy Idea, our family just finished the Whole 30, and I survived my first month at Ed’s Gym. I actually did more than survive and am starting to see some results. Last night Ed took my measurements again and this morning I got on the scales to see how much weight I had lost.  Day one I weighed in at 263.8. This morning 243.6. For a total of 20.2 pounds. Needless to say I was pretty excited.  Here are the before and after measurements:

Waist at umbilicus: Before-48.75, After 46.5, Difference-2.25 inches

Hips: Before- 42.5, After 41.5, Difference- 1 inch

Chest: Before-47, After 45.75, Difference- 1.25 inches

Around Shoulders: Before-54, After-51, Difference- 3 inches

Bicep: Before-15, After-14, Difference- 1 inch

Neck: Before- 17.75, After- 16.75, Difference- 1 inch

For a grand total of 9.5 inches (10 if you round up and that would have looked much better in the title)

So I’m pretty happy with the results of the first month. The rest of this post comes with a warning for those who haven’t eaten yet, or will be eating shortly. Proceed with caution. I’ve included some before and after pics and I don’t have a shirt on. So if you want to continue, get out your sunglasses as my tan-less, flabby body may cause irreparable eye and psychological damage. [Read more...]

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An Update – Ed’s Perspective

Just a quick post to share a link to the blog over at Ed’s Gym where Ed gives an update on my progress and what he has me doing in the gym.  Check it out here.

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Crazy Idea Day 19 Update

I can’t believe we are on Day 19 of this crazy idea.  I wanted to give you a quick update on both how the Whole 30 plan is going and the fitness part of the plan at Ed’s Gym.

We want to hear how you are doing too. Share your updates in the comments or post a link to your blog updates.

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Week One Workouts

In the last post I talked about making decisions and moving forward on bad days. Here’s some video for the workouts at Ed’s Gym on Thursday and Friday.  Thursday was a recovery day, which I really needed.  That “foam” roller hurt like crazy but made the muscles feel much better afterwards.  Friday we kicked it back up and I got my first taste of the kettle bell, did some sprints and body rows.  Check out the video for a really quick look at what happened in the gym.

I plan to talk a walk with Julie today to keep loosening things up and then hit the gym with Ed again on Monday evening.