Week 22 of Weight Training: Tremors And Hurricanes And MTA Shutdowns, Oh My!

As the title of this blog entry suggests, this week has been rather atypical. There’s been rain, false alarms of forecasted rain, tremors resulting from an earthquake down in Virginia, Hurricane Irene and, of course, consequently all MTA service was  shutdown this weekend (probably the first time in history if not the first time in my lifetime). This of course made the week a little unpredictable. Plans had to be changed and adapted which cut into my exercise routine (which resulted in running only once this week). To top all of that, I fell back into all habits thanks to rationalization and ate a lot of junk I shouldn’t have.

Despite all of these obstacles, when I weighed myself, I only gain a half pound this week. Not bad at all considering all of the above. I also started a new job with a different schedule from my last temp job so once again I have to change my whole routine. Not hard by any means but as all habits go, change is sometimes hard to do. You really have to push yourself mentally. I intend to do that this following week.

My plateau definitely seems to be around 223-225 pounds (right now I weight 224.5 lbs). This just means I really have to take this a little more serious than I have been, obstacles aside. Definitely doable but still easier said than done. Overall, I just got to keep a positive frame of mind and not let the setbacks get me down. Feeling energetic and in the best shape that I have felt in a long while definitely helps keep me going.

Finished All 4 Seasons of Mad Men In Under A Month

As I mentioned in a previous post, I was reeled into the world of Mad Men once it became available on Netflix. I was so sucked in, that I breezed through all four seasons of this show in less than a month’s time. It was just that good. All of my other shows in my Netflix queue took a back seat as I would watch one episode after the other, day after day, until I finally finished them all today.

Now that I’m all caught up, I’m impatiently awaiting the fifth season of this show. Per the internet, they just started filming the new season and it won’t air until some time in 2012. I guess I’ll just have to wait for any unanswered questions and plot twists to get resolved. In the meantime I’ll just have to distract myself with other shows. It’s going to be hard. I want to go back into that world and see what is Don Draper going to do next.

Week 21 of Weight Training: Rain Got The Best Of Me

This week’s run schedule was thwarted by rain. I think I only really got to run once this week and I wasn’t at all pleased with myself. I’m going to have to repeat that weeks cycle as I still need to build my stamina. I also fell into some bad eating habits and ate more than I should’ve of. But that’s why I didn’t put a timeline on myself. I’m giving myself reasonable goals and am trying my darndest to see this as a marathon and not a sprint. The good news is that I didn’t gain any more weight. Sure I didn’t lose any either, but the way I was eating this week I was expecting another dip in the wrong direction. Hopefully, weather permitting I’ll be back to my normal running schedule.

Bringing Back My Original Podcast

As some of you may already know, I put The Mundane Chatter podcast on ice for an undetermined amount of time. What you probably aren’t aware of is that I also decided to bring back my original podcast, The Julio From NY Show. Though I can’t find anyone to record a show with for MCP I still have the urge to at least record my musings and ramblings. For this reason, I felt it was high time to bring back the old show.

For the moment, I’ll just be reposting the old episodes. Once I’m done with that, new recordings will be going up. Here’s hoping I’ll be doing this show for the long haul this time around.

Week 20 of Weight Training: Still Slow And Steady

As I mentioned in my previous post, I have been upping my workout regime and moderating my eating. Well, I’m still a little inconsistent with the eating. I actually have gone over a few times this past week. Regardless, the exercising is paying off and I dropped another pound. I’m back to 224 pounds (my lowest was 223.5 lbs). I’m still 2 pounds shy of my quota of losing a pound a week (I’ve only lost 18 so far because of the setbacks), but seeing as the weight is going in the right direction I’m OK with that. I will be upping my running this week of course as the schedule in the last post dictates and I’m sure that will help burn even more calories. Here’s to another successful report of weight loss next week.