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Oct. 3

Ok we’re on to the 3rd day of the October Project and I’m feeling pretty good about this.

I had a crappy start to the day as I slept through my alarm clock. Actually, I had set my clock for 5:00 am so I’d have plenty of time to get to the pool and swim for about an hour before work. Well, I guess I must have just turned the alarm off and the next thing I knew it was 6:35 am. Yeah, normally I’m just about to work by that time. Needless to say, I did the walk of shame past all my coworkers when I finally got to work.

Well, here’s the food consumption for today:

Breakfast – 2 Slices of Whole Wheat Bread with Peanut Butter (Starting to see a trend here)

Snack – 1 Small Gala Apple

Lunch – 1 Can of Chicken Noodle Soup, Toast, Baby Carrots

Snack – Clif Bar and Small Gala Apple

Dinner – Steak Fajitas

My work out today consisted of:

1/2 hour of spinning

Push ups – 5,5,5,5

Running one mile on the treadmill

This running on the treadmill crap – sucks. That’s the first time in like 5 years I’ve run that far on a treadmill. I asked my co worker Mike if he ever gets bored running on the gerbil track. I think he said he didn’t mind it, but I can’t remember cause I was thinking to myself how much more enjoyable it would be running outside instead.

For the record, I hate running. I’m not good at it and I’d rather be swimming or biking. But since the fire station doesn’t have a swimming pool (minor detail) and the bike thing doesn’t really work out while I’m on duty, I guess I’ll try to tolerate it in the future. I was actually surprised how good I felt after running today.

Tomorrow I have a day off from working anywhere – YEAH!!! So, after I get the kids to school and do all the jobs the boss has lined up for me, I’m going to try to get a good long ride in before the Utah vs. USC game. I’m afraid I’ll cave on my diet structure and inhale a hot dog or nachos or some other delicious, fattening type of food at the game, so I’m going to try and burn up a couple thousand calories as a buffer. Go Utes!!!

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When my alarm went off this morning at 5:00am, I quickly reset it for 6:00am and went back to sleep. I had every intention to head over to the swimming pool and turn laps for about an hour before work. Yeah, that didn’t so much happen as I had planned. Instead I hauled by butt out of bed an hour later and made my way to work.

I was able to get a work out in a little later on that consisted of:

1/2 Hour Spinning

Clean 3×5 85 lbs

Reverse leg lifts 3×10

Push-Ups 5,5,5,3
I haven’t done any weight or strength training in over a year and it felt good to get after it. As far as the diet goes, here’s what I threw down my gullet:
Breakfast – 2 slices of whole wheat toast with peanut butter
Lunch – Bean and Bacon soup, Ritz Crackers, Baby Carrots, Small Gala Apple
Snack – Clif Protein Bar
Dinner – BBQ Chicken Tenderloins, Green Salad, Artisan Bread, Roasted Potatoes
So, overall I think I started the October Project off on the right foot. Did mention no soda or sugary treats were consumed? Although I did stare down a dozen Dunford Chocolate Donuts before my trusty co-worker jumped into action and made sure I didn’t have a weak moment.
Now on today 2 of this insane healthy eating and exercising routine. I’ll be at AirMed tomorrow so we’ll see if I can somehow keep the goal alive.
Weight 197
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