Feeling it…

I really need to start working out earlier in the day that way I can do my night session with out being so tired. It all started when I went out for that run last night. I was so pumped that I went to bed at 4 AM. That caused me to wake up at around 11:32 AM. I didn’t get my full 8 hours of minimum sleep for the day but it was close. Sleep is something that I need to start getting more of. I immediately made my blend of whey/glutamine/green tea shake and downed it. Nasty as heck but necessary. I ate some Total Raisin Bran again but this time with some Parmalot whole milk. I definitely need to go to Wal-Mart and do some shopping. Maybe I will pick up the amino acids Lukas keeps mentioning. Yeah, I think I will. I need some more glutamine as well. I am good on Whey Protein, but I get that at Sam’s Club anyway. On my way there I will stop by GNC to get some more mega men multi vitamins. Those make my urine neon green. Weird!!!

I didn’t start my first workout session until about 6 PM. That is way too late in the day if I plan on having 2 sessions. I have decided on a 2 month routine that will consist of the following:

-Two Cardio Sessions (bike, run, walk, sex, anything that will help me break a sweat) Per day and Abs for minimum 6 days a week, Monday thru Saturday.
-One Cardio Session on Sundays.
-Monday: Strength Train targeting Chest and Triceps
-Wednesday: Strength Train targeting Legs and Shoulders
-Friday; Strength Train targeting Back, Biceps and Chest

The specific exercises I will be doing will depend heavily on where I workout and what is available to me. I can follow this for 2 months and then go from there with a different plan. Ideally I would like to be 50 lbs. or more lighter in 2 months. This will allow me to begin my muscle building routine that Lukas has prepared for me.


Being that it was Tuesday I had to get in two cardio sessions before the day was over. So it’s 6 PM and I am stretching, getting ready to step onto the treadmill. My legs weren’t too sore so I was feeling good about it. I don’t mean to show off, but I am freak of nature. At 300+ lbs, out of shape I managed to jog on the treadmill at a decent pace for 20 minutes non-stop. This puts me way ahead of my initial estimates. I then walked for 4 minutes to cool down. Just imagine all of the sweat dripping off of me. I am the kind of guy that if I don’t break a decent sweat I don’t feel like I worked out. As soon as I cooled down I began doing some ad rollers. That’s what I call them. It’s this blue wheel contraption that I purchased a few years back that assist you as you roll forward and contract your abdominals. When I first began using it a few years ago it helped me me chisel down my abdomen so I swear by it. My other ab exercise for the day was my weighted twists. Its basically this: you pick up a 30 lb dumbbell or 35 lb plate and hold it in front of you. You then twist from side to side as far as you can for 100 twists. I do this twice. It helps with my sides, arms, back and shoulders. I love it. When I first got my abs defined a few years ago this is all I did for my abs. It worked great.

After that was over with I made my Protein concoction, ate tuna with salad, and rested for a couple of hours. Then it was time for session number two. I decided to use the stationary bike that I bought my wife from Wal-Mart a few months ago. That damn thing makes my butt numb after 20 minutes of sitting so I decided to stay on until my butt was numb. I managed to get a good sweat worked up and was pleased with my second session: low impact, sweat producing, mentally satisfying. Can’t ask for more than that. Now all I need to do is get some more sleep and start my workouts earlier in the day. I did manage to take a 15 minutes nap with my daughter during the day so that helped. Damn did I need it too. I was so groggy at around 2 PM today. LOL.

Now that I think of it I feel a little lighter on my feet. Maybe it’s the Nike Shox (I call them Boings because of the commercials that came out a few years ago, plus I make believe that they make a boing-boing sound when I walk) that I am wearing, maybe it’s the fact that I am working out again. It’s probably a combination of both. I know that there will come a day when I just don’t want to deal with working out, but I think I will be prepared.

All in all, it was another awesome day. I ate right and worked out hard.

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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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