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I'm going to take a break talking about the weather for this blog post. How many people can say they lost 10.75 pounds during the Holidays? I proudly can claim that! I have been working out at the gym for at least the last 4 years. I mostly do the circuit room along with some cardio. One day shortly before Thanksgiving, I was in the circuit room at Powerhouse gym and owner, Jeff Lawrence, approached me with a challenge. He said, let's tone you up and lose 10 pounds over the next month starting the Monday after Thanksgiving. I cautiously said yes knowing that I would have to give up all those Holiday goodies that are so tempting.
That Monday, I weighed in at 178.5 pounds. Jeff put me through a series of workouts that made me quickly realize I was not in the shape I thought I was in! Over time, your technique can become sloppy when working on some of the machines. He helped fine tune that along with my diet. I tried to eat 4-5 times a day. They were smaller, but smarter meals loaded with fish and chicken along with vegetables. Breakfast usually consisted of 2 eggs, Ezekiel Bread and Oatmeal. I would throw in a banana or an orange every now and then as well. I also increased my water intake tremendously.
Over the course of the past month, I went off my diet 3 times: The KATV Christmas party, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. So you can STILL lose weight and eat those "bad things" every now and then as long as you stick to the diet as much as possible and work out 4-6 times a week. Today (Friday) I weighed in at 167.75 pounds! Mission accomplished!
Am I done? Heck no! Sully has aired a couple "toning Todd" segments during his sportscast and I think he'll be out there again next week so watch his sports. I want to maintain and add a little more tone. Thanks to Jeff at Powerhouse, I feel better, my clothes fit better, and I have noticed I have more energy. You know you need that when you have a little one running around and another baby on the way any day now!
Jeff shot this video below with my phone. No pain, no gain right?