Day 20. Almost 3 weeks. Any changes?

Rise and shine … the wife and I made a decision to run together tomorrow. Our quick sprints so we can maximize the day! Life lesson #20 – Make a decision and hold each other accountable. Morning weight 173.5.

I prepared an 8-ounce glass of Herbalife24 Formula 1 Sport. This will be our first time trying this. The directions say water or milk … so water it is! Milk and Me don’t co-exist. I slam my 4-ounces. Wife nurses her 3 1/2 ounces. I drink the remainder and we’re off.

Today’s running goals. Overpass/ramp runs. Since it is already 86-degrees when we’re leaving, we can expect a few more degrees on the pavement and our body temperatures will certainly increase as well. If I’ve learned anything from my runs in cold versus hot weather, hydration is the key to not melting like Theodora. Two water bottles today … one with just water, one with Herbalife24 Hydrate. Let’s go!

Runkeeper splits to help keep me on pace for my first full marathon using Herbalife24 products

RunKeeper stats

While my wife did 11 ramp sprints, I did the following:

  • Ran up and over the overpass. Reach the flat section.
  • Dropped down and did 10 plank in-and-outs.
  • Ran back over the hill.
  • No rest until I reach the original starting point.

After I do one of these “up and overs” I do an overpass sprint to the top and walk back down to the original starting point.

Total workout:

  • 3 “up and overs”
  • 7 sets of plank in-and-outs (10 reps fast and immediately start running)
  • 4 quick overpass runs
  • 4 fast paced walks back to the original starting point

At 86-88 degrees, looked like I was doing laps in a pool versus running. My wife didn’t think it was pleasing to the eye … “it grosses me out when I see guys in the gym sweating all over the equipment.” No argument here! Towels people. Towels! And some Clorox wipes wouldn’t be the worst thing either for the machine you just used.

Post workout meal is 2 fried eggs and 2 strips of Morning Star Vegetarian Bacon. Bacon lovers, trust me. This stuff even smells up the house. Just doesn’t have the sizzle. For our beverage, Herbalife Concentrate Tea! Drink and shrink baby.

Post run weight is 173 which leaves me wondering, how much does water weigh because I drank a ton of it. That’s a different post and a question that is beyond my pay grade. All I know is to keep things simple … exert more calories than I intake.

So, how am I doing? On a scale of  1 to 10, 1 being “what a waste of time” and 2 being “yes!”

  • Morning Energy 7/8
  • Sustained Energy 9/10
  • Focus 8/9
  • Strength 7/8. If not for these shoulder injuriies and with my energy level, I would be able to return to my regular workouts
  • Weight Loss 10
  • Inch Loss 8/9. Noticeable difference around the waist and feeling tighter.
  • Overall Average 8/9

So in one word, YES! I am very happy with the current progress. I haven’t don’t anything dramatic to change my eating habits. I still eat throughout the day. I do not deprive myself of any of my favorite treats and the only change is adding Herbalife24 products and Herbalife Herbal Concentrate Tea.

Run scheduled for tomorrow morning.

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