[Rowing Machine] Two Five One

Fitness is not just for weight loss. It’s for health, overcoming stressful situations, wellness, and the general sense of being able to do what you need to do! When I don’t exercise, or when I’m in what I call “fat mode,” I can barely do anything. When I’m in “fit mode,” I can take on the world! I have more endurance both physically and mentally to push-up against things that might otherwise take me down.

  • My Weekly Stats:
  • Wednesday Morning: Rowed and didn’t tweet out my thoughts. Rowing is starting to become more of an ingrained habit rather than an obligatory check-in.
  • Wednesday Bonus: time 5min. 141 vigorous rows at a 2:02/500m pace. 29SPM. 78[+8] calories burned. 1-60, solid rows. 70 and 110 had pauses.
  • Wednesday Evening: 50 amazing rows, like when the training wheels of maximum weight resistance are lifted and you’re in the best shape in years.
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  • Thursday Morning: 50 light rows except for the last 10 when I went all the way. Felt so much better than taking shortcuts. Quality always wins.
  • Thursday Bonus: time 5min minus about a minute. Row 1 to 27, solid. 28 to 85, decent. 86 to 95, OK. 32 resistance and 49 calories burned.
  • Thursday Evening: 50 solid rows. Said no to pizza again today. No temptation to grab a donut. Still eating cheap ramen so I’m not a health nut.
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  • Friday Morning: 50 good rows. Could’ve more thoroughly worked my leg muscles. Sometimes it’s OK just giving it your “good enough,” not best.
  • Friday Bonus: 32 rows at a 2:23/500m pace before my knee hurt fiercely. Gave up. We were just talking about not stretching today. I didn’t.
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  • Saturday Morning: 50 decent rows. Leg was hurting fiercely, so I took yesterday evening off, slept in until 4AM. Feeling good. Leg is normal.
  • (Accidentally skipped through Monday morning.)
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  • Monday Morning: 50 solid rows. Got home past exhaustion last night. At least I’m feeling well this morning. Slept in, still got in writing.
  • Monday Bonus: time 5min. 136 rows at a solid 2:07/500m pace with 32 resistance. 25 SPM. 73 calories burned. No difficulties at any point.
  • Monday Evening: 50 good rows, minus pauses at 16 and 35. After wrapping up, I was almost too fatigued to walk up the stairs, which felt good.
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  • Tuesday Morning: 50 thorough rows. Had some additional time to practice going further in with my form’s catches and releases. Great warm-up.
  • Tuesday Bonus: time 5min. 136 solid rows at a 2:05/500m pace. 32 resistance. 75 calories burned. 27SPM. Paused briefly at around 63 and 120.
  • Tuesday Evening: 28 of the fastest rows, full catch to full release, I’ve recently done and were it not for general fatigue, could’ve been 50.
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  • Vitamins: 10 of 14
  • Weight: 250.8 pounds
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  • Last Week’s Goals:
    1. Vitamins: not as consistent
    2. Weekend Rows: oops, forgot
    3. Rest: probably isn’t possible
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  • This Week’s Goals:
    1. Vitamins: alternate consistency routes?
    2. Rest: get more sleep
    3. Consistency: Row twice daily
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  • From Good to Better
    • I’m excited being close to the 250 pound mark!
    • I haven’t been burning off as much weight as I once was able to do, though it’s a good pace for my relentless work and sleep schedule.
    • Oatmeal is now my food of choice for quick snacks.
My big goal is to write. My important goal is to write "The Story." My proudest moment is the most recent time I overcame a fear, which should have been today. I'm a better zombie than I was yesterday. Let's strive to be better everyday. (Avatar)