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Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:13 pm
by kareno
Hey Jesse! Great job on your journaling! We're halfway through the January Challenge! How's it been going for you? I'm still working to develop good habits and learning as much as I can from my coach. She's such an amazing resource! Wish I could copy and paste all her knowledge from her brain to mine! :) I don't know about you, but I'm starting to feel mental changes and shifts in my thinking, but still waiting to see some physical ones. Like Michelle said above, I have to keep reminding myself that just as my weight sneaked up on me gradually, it'll be a gradual change to lose it as well. Wish it was different, but oh well. :)

Sorry to hear about your finger. Ouch! But, sounds like you're making the best of the situation anyhow. Good for you!

Have a great week ahead! Keep working hard!

All the best,

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:54 pm
by jbrickzin
Todays workout was 25 minutes on the elliptical doing 2 minute intervals..4/4 crossramp/resistance up to 9/14 crossramp/resistance..Average heart rate was 134 and I maxed out at 157..

Diet today was horrid started out ok but at lunch I went back to old habits of going to taco johns and having a bean burrito with no cheese, I'll pick myself back up again tomorrow..

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:21 pm
by jbrickzin
Thanks Karen I plan on continuing this journal for the long haul..I started one back in 2010 but when i hurt myself and than had my surgery I kind of gave up..not anymore.

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:50 am
by kareno
Awesome! Good for you!!! I really relate to your journal title, by the way. My goal is to be healthier and look better at 40 than I did at 20. I've got 4.5 more years to make it happen! (But, hopefully, it won't take that long!)

Keep up the great work, Jesse! Keep fighting for it!

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:24 pm
by jbrickzin
No workout today.calve was sore from two days of the elliptical in a row, I will HIIT it again after work has been off the last couple days, Just can not get rid of this bloatingness and upset stomach, makes it really uneasy at work that i just dont want to eat while i am at work..I might do a fast starting Saturday Night into Sunday or something to give my system a break...i dunno.


Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:30 pm
by jbrickzin
Been a rough week diet wise, Between the beans,the vega shakes, seeds and anything else to try and get my protein up.I end up getting the worst stomach ache.For now I am only going to aim for 100G on protein.I may not see the results i am looking for.I want to be able to lift heavy someday but i need to lose this weight and more importantly my digestive system is a mess.I need to get that in order.Going to the restroom every hour, Can't be doing that or I'll get my ass chewed out at work...So I am going to go on a little fast the next couple days and i will see what happens, maybe it is a bug or something..

Anyways as far as my workout goes.

I did 42 minutes on the Elliptical with an average HR of 130.I did Intervals the first 20 minutes or so, 3 minutes average pace than kicked it up for 2 minutes.Used a different machine today that wheat I have been using, I didn't like it as much.Couple more different kinds i am going to try out and see what I like.

get the stitches out on Monday so should start hitting the weights perhaps next week depending on the finger of course..Hopefully next week though.

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:26 pm
by kareno
That's tough, Jesse. Sorry to hear your system is all messed up. Hope you can get that sorted out soon. Good luck on your fast, if that's the route you decide to go!

I just started working out myself, but have really taken a liking to one of the elliptical machines at the 24 Hour Fitness gym I go to. I don't know exactly what it's called, but I like it so much better than all the other elliptical machines I've ever been on. I didn't even know before that there was more than one type! :D

Good luck!

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:23 am
by jbrickzin
pre-fast weight 228.8

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:58 am
by jbrickzin

Day two and final day of just cleansing my system out is underway.feel much better than i thought i would, I thought I would be dragging along..drinking alot and i mean alot of of water with lemon juice (true lemon packets at work),Healthy Fasting herbal Tea from Yogi Teas, Berry Detox Herbal Tea, wheatgrass and spirulina tablets and today a little extra cayenne pepper mixed in the water, even now all the bloatingness and stomach cramps and aches i have had the last couple weeks are gone.

I will be going up to do a little treadmill workout today, No HIIT just some walking, do a couple miles...

Get my stitches out Monday after work!! YAY!! should be able to start lifting by the middle of next said i should take it easy for a couple days after to give the skin time where the stitches were stitched to heal some too.But i won't have to wear this irritating finger cot at work anymore either..

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:57 am
by lobsteriffic
Congrats on getting the stitches out!

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:01 pm
by MichelleRisley
Don't let temporary setbacks get you down, Jesse. You've been doing great! Life has a way of challenging the commitments we make to ourselves. It is a true test of character to rise above the things that could possibly make you give up. It's like working out; if you don't give up, you get stronger in the process!

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:29 pm
by jbrickzin
Fast ended at 2 pm when i had an avocado and a couple bananas.I will have a vega shake now and start her up again tomorrow, though i am going to aim for about 2200 calories for now and just go from there.


  • kettlebell swings 3x15x30
  • used a online tabata trainer and did 5 minutes of walking than 1 minute of running in place and did this 3 times.only thing i could think of to get some interval training in today until i dig the spinning bike out of the shed, when i don't feel like walking to the gym in this cold ass weather.was going to do 5 sets like this but my calf so said woooaaah you haven't ran in 8 months don't push it.

So tomorrow i'll bring in the spinning bike..


Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 1:36 pm
by jbrickzin

Chest and Biceps
  • Bench Press - 45x20, 65x12, 75x10, 85x8
  • Decline bench Press - 45x12, 55x12, 55x12, 65x8
  • Incline Bench Press - 55x12, 65x10, 75x5
  • Machine Pec Flys - 65x12, 70x8, 60x10
  • Barbell Bicep Curl - 45x12, 60x6, 50x7, 40x10
  • Alt. DB Hammer Curl - 20x10, 20x10, 20x8

  • Precor Efx Elliptical Trainer Intervals - 25 minutes, 1.79 miles, 133 ave HR, 160 HR Max
  • Walk Home from the Gym - 2.3 miles
  • Spinning Bike - 8 minutes, aiming for 10 minutes tomorrow

Todays workout Music - Kasabian Mix



  • Meal One - 6 Bananas, 1 lemon squeezed with 16 oz water, Wheatgrass
  • Pre-workout - Vega Preworkout energizer, 1/2 serving vega chocolate optimizer
  • Post workout - 2 Clementines
  • Meal Two - 2 cup Garbanzo Beans, wild harvest Chipotle medium Salsa
  • Meal Three - 3 bananas, Sunwarrior
  • Meal Four- 4 clementines

Well I gave Lifting a go today and it went pretty good, only thing that gave me problems were the barbell Curls, went to the gym and added decline to the mix on chest and it felt really wierd doing them..Never tried them before today so wasn't sure what to expect...dietwise i am taking a step back and not going to take so much protein powders for awhile.i know eventually I will have to up the protein but for now the cals have to stay low.i think my problems lately is from too much fiber and protein..So i am going to try and cut them down a bit and see how i feel.I don't want to feel like i did last week again! I am also going to start adding more raw foods to my diet in the next couple weeks, It was actually the diet I was going to start on the first of the year..Been watching a lot of raw food videos on youtube and got that Raw Food Asian book by Amy Phyo, 80-10-10 book by douglas graham and Brendan Brazier when i was watching that video he did with Robert and Tonya seems to thrive on it as well..we'll see

Right now it is Bananas because they are so cheap but will be adding more in the coming weeks....


Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:37 pm
by jbrickzin

Back and Abs

  • Assisted Chin Up - 180x9, 165x7, 165x7
  • Lat pulldown - 90x12, 105x7, 90x8, 75x14
  • T-Rows - 25x15, 50x8, 40x10
  • Roman Chair Back Extension - 0x15, 10x15, 25x10
  • Back Extension (machine) 60x30, 110x25, 125x25
  • Nitro Ab Machine - 50x30, 80x20, 80x20
  • Crunches - 30,25,30
  • Reverse Crunches - 20,20,20
  • Plank Hold - 00:40, 00:30

Got my stitches out today, doctors gave me the ok to start working out..(even though i worked out yesterday ;)) I thought it went well..chin ups were a bit hard because my biceps were a little burned out from yesterday and also i was picking the heavy orders today at work (generators, Jacks...) but overall It went well..The walk home was a bitch since none of the sidewalks were shoveled, lol..It was like doing the elliptical in 20 degree yeah the walk home was my cardio for the day.


  • B - Oats, Vega Optimizer, Flaxseed meal, Bananas, Chlorella, wheatgrass
  • S - Bananas, Cherry Pie Larabar
  • L - Vega Optimizer, 4 clementines, Flaxseed Meal
  • S - Bananas
  • Pre - Vega Chocolate optimizer
  • Post - Datorade!! 15 dates blended with water and Sunwarrior Ormus Supergreens
  • D - Plantfusion Chocolate, Sunwarrior Blend

A lot of protein powders today..I will start mixing some garbanzo beans in tomorrow.just testing my tummy...

Re: Fit Before 40 , We Can Rebuild Him.....2012 Log..

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:32 pm
by lobsteriffic
yay no more stitches!