Update – Sugar Detox

A couple of new things this week.  After my last workout I saw a CNN article regarding sugar consumption and a 31 day detox plan.  You can catch the main article here.  As I have not lost much weight with my current activity level I thought it would be a quick experiment.

Now I do love sweets like the vast majority of Americans.  I tend to over indulge  in chocolate and baked goods.  I also tend to over eat at dinner time as if there a famine imminent.  I need structure.  I need a set of rules so I can refer to get me by the difficult times of dieting.  I do not expect Hugh Jackman physique, but I want to feel healthy and look healthy without enjoy food.  The diet focuses on controlling your amount of sugar/starchy items back into your diet after a 3 day detox.  I see it as a way to promote smart eating.  Something that I always struggled with.

I digress.  The article is a good read and I think the plan is very reasonable.  I started the first leg of the detox (3 days of only meat and non-starchy/sweet vegetables) on Sunday, 6/11.  It wasn’t terrible.  It would have been a little more enjoyable if I had a better selection of meats and veggies in my house but I made due.

I am now on the second leg which is the remaining week where I get to incorporate 1 serving of apple, dairy and sweet vegetable (snap peas, carrots, etc) back into my diet.  I had a glass of whole milk and unsweet applesauce.  It was a nice way to top off my ‘detox’ lunch.

I really haven’t been tempted by sugary foods yet.  My coworker brought in some homemade cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting.  They look super delish, but I still have yet waned.  Go me!

I also decided to take a week of from my workouts so I can adjust to the new diet.  I will be back at it hard come Sunday!

Stay tuned!


WOD 6/10/17

The Return of Tony Horton!

I did a random workout using YouTube videos.  If anyone wants to replicate what I did here ya go!

4 Minute Belly Fat Destroyer by Turbulent Training 
– I did this workout twice resting 60 seconds between repeats

<2 minute rest >
I was trying to find my P90X Ab Ripper but had to substitute with…

10 Minute Trainer – Killer Ab Workout by Beach Body
– Tony Horton.  That. Is. All.

Duration: 25:06
Avg HR: 122 bpm
Calories Burned: 299 Cal


Apologies for the delay on posting workouts.  I try to publish my results the same day but recently I have been busy with work and life (aka family).  I am starting to do some WordPress training modules so my wife and I can get our business off the ground.  This weekend I should be pretty consistent with updates as I’m a single dad this weekend with my oldest son (2.5 yrs old) so I will have lots of free time.

Speaking of free time a good friend of mine gave me advice about having kids.

“You do not realize how much free time you have until you have a child.  This holds true when you have a second child.”

So true.

Have a good weekend y’all!Weekend with oldest son!

WOD 6/7/17

A good run.  Planning on doing one more 3 mile run this week and switch back to the following routine:

  • Run #1: Normal (9-9:30 min/mi) for 3 miles
  • Run #2: Tempo (normal pace with 8 – 10 sec sprints) for 2 miles
  • Run #3: Endurance (slower pace – 10:30 min/mi) for 4 miles

Today’s run results:

Distance: 3.02 miles
Duration: 28:30 minutes
Avg Pace: 9:25 min/mi