Wednesday, April 16, 2008

255 -

As I sink ever closer to the 250 lb plateau, I find my ability to exercise increasing in proportion as the burden my body carries lessens. 32 minutes on the elliptical is easy. I've increased the resistance, but my artificial hip only lets me go so fast. I do have physiological limits at 46 years of age.

I am just tearing along on the stationary bike. I can do 9 miles in 35 minutes now, and I'm working on getting that up to ten miles. If I pace myself right, I can see myself doing it by Memorial Day.

I'm still hitting the stepper too. Last night I ripped out 3ooo steps in 16 minutes. I'd usually go to 5000 steps or 30 minutes, depending on how my legs feel, and last night my right thigh was burning, so I cut it short, and hit the therapy pool, before 15 minutes in the jacuzzi.

So I am very steady in hitting the gym at least 4 times a week, every Monday Wednesday and Friday, around 5 to 7PM, and Sundays from 1 to 3 PM after church/lunch. I do about 75 to 90 minutes of workout each time, with cool off time in the therapy pool/jacuzzi/ sauna before a quick shower. All told, I spend about 2 1/12 hours at the gym, before going home and doing whatever husbandly/man task needs doing. Some nights like tonight I relax when I write my blog, and some nights I play the Bowling game on my Wii. But I'm always in bed by 9PM, because the 4:30 am wake up is there every morning.
I'm working most days 6 AM to 2:30 PM, and I have after work responsibilities to take care of on the home front.

When I get below 250lbs I'm having some cake! I won't be having any KFC biscuits though. I tried one this week, and that was a bad move, we won't make that mistake again. The same for the greasy hamburger. Can't reheat and eat that. UGH! Not pretty. Stop by next Wednesday.


Doug said...

Chris - some serious Congrats are in order here! - I just came across this blog after reading the new POV one earlier - as someone else commented earlier - hope to see a lot less of you - maybe here in St Thomas or Cape May Point. Keep up the Great Job!

Chris Casey said...

Thanks Doug. Looking forward to seeing you when you come home from the islands later this year. Thanks for the shout out!