Exhausting and Interesting

Last night I found a site that let me do an informal test of my body fat percentage. It was very interesting, although extremely informal. According to the test:

I have 26.5% body fat.

I have 89.8 Pounds of fat and 249.2 Pounds of lean (muscle, bone, body water).

If those numbers are close to realistic then I am an extremely happy camper. Why? Because I was expecting to have a 40% body fat %. I may be in the 30s but that wont be determined until I visit a professional. I was also amazed at how I have 250 lbs of non fat. That means that if I stick to my initial goal of getting down to 225 lbs that I will be losing muscle. That’s a no no. That explains why I wasn’t so muscular and looked lanky and skinny in my fit days. I lost muscle. Duh!

As of today I have decided to set a goal of reaching 269 lbs and then evaluating things from that point on. If I continue on the path I am now, I should be at that by end of summer (August). I think it is totally doable.

Anyway, I just figured that those stats above were interesting. Now on to my awesome, yet exhausting, day of working out. I wake up at around 11 AM (went to bed at 2 AM this time) and head straight to The Shack to jump on the treadmill. I was only able to jog for about 13 minutes, then I had to walk the rest out. I stopped at 20 minutes. I was feeling some soreness in my inner thighs but it wasn’t anything to not work out for. After that I stretched, drank my shake and showered.


For lunch I ate half a can of tuna and a scrambled egg with a nice side dish of fruit. A few hours, and some white chicken meat, later I was ready for my second session. I really wanted to run on the treadmill again but after the workout I was so drenched in sweat and tired that I couldn’t. Today was legs and shoulders day. Ugh. I was not looking forward to squats but I feel it is an essential part of my core building. I did 3 sets of 10 reps with 135 lbs. I am keeping it light until I get into the “muscle for looks” stages. Then I did some hang cleans. Those give an awesome stretch to the hamstrings and lower back. After that I tried to do some lunges but man was it hard. I had reached my breaking point and then moved on to shoulders. I did some military presses: 3 sets of 10 repetitions with 135 lbs. Then I did some standing rows. After that I was so exhausted that I had to stop. I had my second shake of the day and ate some more fruit and chicken. It was a long workout but well worth it. Even as I type this I feel like I should have gotten on the treadmill again. My wife keeps reminding me to not over do it so that I don’t burn myself out. I know she is right but I still feel like I cheated.

It was a good workout and I feel like I am getting that “eye of the tiger” feeling back. I want to keep up the diet and two-a-days for at least 5 to 6 months. By then I should be at the point where I can eat anything in moderation and just workout once a day and run a few times a week to maintain. One thing I don’t want to do is make exercise something that I don’t look forward to doing everyday. It needs to become a part of my life. Just like, work, family, etc.

I went by Wal-Mart and picked up some Body Fortress brand amino acid as well as some more glutamine. I really hate taking supplements but I think that they can assist me. Let’s hope so. Besides the fact that they can get costly, I hate having to remember which to take and at what times.

Anyway, I am tired and its already past midnight. Tomorrow is a light cardio only day so it shouldn’t be that bad. I hope my legs aren’t as sore as the last time I squatted because it took me about 6 days to recover and be able to run on the treadmill. If anything I can still bike or walk. The thermogenesis makes it easy for me to break a sweat so I shouldn’t have a problem with that.

Another good day in the books.

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My name is Israel Lagares. I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost 70.4 lbs. Check out my weight loss chart, weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU.

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  1. jemyNo Gravatar says:

    i search for sign up me

  2. IsraelNo Gravatar says:

    I am not sure what you are asking or searching for, can you elaborate?

  3. RayNo Gravatar says:

    What is the website you are talking about? I would like to see where I rate with Body Fat % etc.

    PS – I enjoy reading your blog. I am 28 years old and am about 310lbs. I am trying to get to around 260 and hopefully it can be done!

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