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  • #91
    Everything is going pretty well for a Monday but I am dog tired right now. We went to bed at a decent time but still feel a bit shitty. Gonna take it easy and hang with little man after work. We're thinking of making aPrimal video in the next 2-3 weeks of our workout routine to see if anyone might have some advice or tips for us. The wife took some pictures the other day and damn if she didn't look awesome. I hate being a 31 yr who still uses the word awesome but I'll get over it. I knew she was in shape but damn.

    I'd like to take a few pics for a comparison sake but not right now. My 6 week program has been thrown out the window with my sinus infection so hopefully I'll get over this pretty quickly and restart that program. My friend came over to give a massage and she kept talking about how skinny we got and how she wanted ot give us a talk about eating enough. This friend is a great person but she is the last person that needs ot tell anyone about weightloss or being healthy. She is 3 times the size of me and hasn't performed any physical activity in at least 10 years. Now thats a little embelishment and I know she means well but come on. I know we didn't eat enough for a few weeks but we learned and now we have a better understanding of how much we should eat, what to eat, etc. I am shooting for 185-190 lbs by late Sept, early Oct but again thats not my top priority. That would be getting my back strong enough so I don't have to worry about it anymore.

    This was such a random ass posting. Still out of it but will have a sense that actually makes sense soon.
    Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

    Mary Pickford

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    • #92
      Having a solid morning. My backpain is all but gone at this point but still plan on takintg it easy for another day or tow. I did an easy workout this morning to get the heart rate up and break a little sweat.

      20 pull-ups
      50 push-ups
      40 squats
      Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

      Mary Pickford

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      • #93
        I'd whole heartedly recommend acupuncture for back pain. Been there, got rid of that.

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        • #94
          I've been thinking about trying that out but not sure how much happy endings are.
          Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

          Mary Pickford

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          • #95
            Decided to stop commenting on people's threads when it comes to religion or politics. I have learned no matter what most people are about as intelligent and informed as our current congressional members which is scary. It always amazing me that people just take what they hear as the truth without ever investigating or even asking questions. It seems pretty obvious that every pundit/politician is nothing more than a publicity whore that will do whatever it takes to stay elected. I have fought for a country so blinded by bullshit and the latest fad it saddens me. We've lost what makes us great and people can't even get off their fat asses enough to realize it and make the necessary changes. it matters not since I am going to just concentrate on bettering myself and hitting my goals. Life is too short to deal with idiots despite how fun it can be.

            Got a lot of work done this morning on the house and emphasized functional movements. I will go for a nice, long walk for lunch this afternoon and knock out some push-ups, curls, tri's and tonight do some pull-ups. My motivation is dying right now but at least ym back is almost back to normal now.
            Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

            Mary Pickford

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            • #96
              Feeling much better today and after much thought and consideration I have decided that while I am having great results I need ot start eating grains again. I was already in pretty decent shape and when I cut out all grains I dropped 20 lbs. For most people that would be pretty sweet but I am only 6 foot and now weigh 175 lbs. Thats awesome I hit my high school weight but I have ot start eating more and more b/c I feel too skinny and am tired of people telling me I look too thin. normally i would brush it off but these are people I have known for years and I know they're not just saying it to say it.

              So starting back on grains, probably 30-40% of what I used to eat but i have to add some more weight on. I feel less energized and lethargic since cutting back to drastically on carbs. My new goal is 125-175 carbs per day, about 150g of protein adn for fat I am just going to start eating more things like Almonds, avocados in my salads, etc.
              Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

              Mary Pickford

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              • #97
                Thanks for your update and I definitely understand the carbs issue. You will find many of the people around you when they see the drastic change in weight in you or even other people, they say they look "sickly" and such which is truly not the case. We as American's are used to an obese/unhealthy way of living.... so having those "few extra pounds" is considered the norm now. When you satrt to get, look and be healthy it registers to them differently.... hence their comments.

                Keep up the good work and hope it all works out for you!
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                • #98
                  Tawfunguy: Thanks for the reply. I don't think its necessarily they think I look sickly but the wife and I have both dropped below what we feel is our premium. We both played college sports; she played basketball at a D-1 school and I played football at a D-1AA school before enlisting in the Army so we're used to being slightly heavier or better yet more muscular. I think the problem is also I have stopped lifting weights at the gym and am solely relying on body weight.

                  After thinking about adding more grains I think I will cut that back down to about 15% of what I used to it which still isn't very much. I just need to eat more veggies but more importantly eat more often. With my job I am always busy and on my feet so I do forget to eat at times which may be good for some but due to the calorie/carb restriction of this lifestyle I need more. Starting today I am getting back on the horse and kicking off my 6 week program. My goal is to add 10 lbs of lean muscle mass in that time frame by focusing on nutrition, functional workouts with some weights, good sleep, play and loads of hardwork.
                  Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

                  Mary Pickford

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by AppalachianMatt View Post
                    I've been thinking about trying that out but not sure how much happy endings are.
                    That's a massage parlor.

                    And $200.

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                    • Feeling good today and the 6 week program that started yesterday. I know last week I posted I would start it then but got some rough news at work which may make Friday my last day unless I have some ridiculous luck. At the moment it looks like that luck will come through but in this business you never know. Not too bad of a thing, I of course want to stay but this is a business decision and I know that this isn't the job I will retire from. This gives me an opportunity to go after my Masters and really find out what it actually is I want to do. I have some ideas swimming in my head but nothing for certain I could hang my hat on.

                      Woke up a little early this morning and played with little man. I got a pretty decent back workout with the pull-up bar and did some squats. For lunch I had leftover Salmon with a tonf of veggies and fruit. Going to eat a few almonds ot get the fat content a little higher. Tomorrow I am hitting up the Bowflex and doing a muscle failure routine followed by stretching and lunges in the backyard. Thinking about doing the Gork crawl as well but all depends on the weather.
                      Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

                      Mary Pickford

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                      • Day 3 of 6 week program: Just continuing to bust mass at work and at home. I hit the boxflex a little this morning but couldn't really focus sinc eI was watching little man.I'll go home tonight and rest a little more tonight then hit the Bowflex bright and early tomorrow morning for a good 20 minute session followed by 10 minutes on the heavy bag. I took a few pics last night for some comapre and contrast and should be able ot post thsoe tomorrow.
                        Also just got back from a 15 minute walk around the complex. Looking forward to doing that on a more consistent basis bt of course that depends if I am employed or not. I already started planning for what to do if I get laid off so the possibilities are endless. In a sense I am terrified b/c of having no insurance for a few months until the wife's kicks in but this place id dragging me down.

                        Food: 3 scrambled eggs with 2 strips of bacon
                        Big ass salad with 1/2 red bell pepper, can of tuna, almonds, grapes, blueberries, carrots and a few straberries. I still use regular dressing but I just downloaded this article with 1000 different vinagrette recipes and with being as cheap as I am this will save me a few bucks here and there. Not to mention it'll be far healthier than anything bought at a store.
                        Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

                        Mary Pickford

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                        • Looks like Friday could very well be my farewell day here at the office which is fine. A little depressing but nothing that a few good workouts won't take care of. I am actually looking forward to the opportunity of finding out what I really want to do and the next few weeks will help me get there.

                          Exercises done today at the office: 50 push-ups
                          Sat on the Medicine Ball or whatever you call those things for about 2 hours today.
                          Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

                          Mary Pickford

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                          • No need to get depressed...... you are meant for bigger and greater things and will soon be freed up to find them!
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                            • Thanks Tawfunguy. I understand that and I see this as more of an opportunity to do more things instead of getting down in the dumps. What sucks is putting so much time and effort into somehting and it not panning out. But i also see this as a chance to hang out and spend some quality time with my son, I can get the house like I want it (organized) so I will be productive not too mention this will give me more time on reaching my goals for this 6 week program I am doing.

                              Woke up this morning and got a good solid workout on the bowflex. I did some squats outside (bodyweight) afterwards as well as some pull-ups. Good way to start the day. I think I will alter my routine agian by only doing one day Bowflex during the week and the rest focusing on bodyweight.

                              General plan for working out (No particular order)
                              1 day lifting heavier with the Bowflex for 20 minutes
                              1 day Yoga/Stretching
                              The rest of the week will be focused on bodyweight exercises with 1 day going for complete failure. These workouts will last no longer than 30 minutes
                              Push-ups, Pull-ups, Squats, Planks, Lunges, Climbing rope or trees, Up/downs, bear crawls, crab walks, etc. The goal is to be diverse as possible with my workouts in order to never get bored and always confuse the muscles.

                              1 day of Tabata (sp?) sprints combined with lunges, Indian sprints (this si where you run at a decent pace for about 30 seconds then an all out sprint for 20 seconds back to the decnt pace again. Repeat as desired. These were my favorites in the Army. i can run distance but I am more of a sprinter so this gets a good cardio workout and shocks the system.

                              During the last 2 weeks of this program I will be doing 1-2 days of select P90x workouts (As much as I paid for that I might as well). I wanted ot jump in and start those agian but with my back I need to really build a solid foundation before I start that up again. After the 6 week program I will do P90x at least 3 times per week while keeping up with the sprints.

                              Gonna be a great freaking Day.
                              Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

                              Mary Pickford

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                              • Way to stay motivated!
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