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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Day 1 - A Review

So day one is almost in the books, it's 9:04 p.m. here and I am pretty proud of my caloric intake today, my sodium needs to be lower overall, but I'm fine for today.  I know in review where I messed up today and I'll correct that mistake going forward. 

My overall caloric intake for the day - 2391
My water intake for the day - 152 fl oz.

My buddy, Lorenzo, who's working with me through all this, modified the Chest and Back P90X workout routine so I could do it today.  The issue primarily is that it requires a ton of push-ups/pull-ups and with me not having balance, those exercises are very scary at this point.  So what we did for the pull-ups/chin-ups is to use a lateral pull-down bar so I'd get the same movement.  For the push-ups, we used a squat rack (similar style rack pictured below) and had the bar set a few inches below my chest line, then I would grab the bar and walk back until I was leaning into the rack to do push-ups.  I've listed my reps below, weights need not be included as it does nobody any good to compare how strong/weak someone is. 

A similar Squat Rack -
My reps -
  • Regular Push-Ups - Set 1 25 Reps, Set 2 35 Reps
  • Wide Pull-Ups - 30, then 15 (Higher Weight)
  • Military Push-Ups - 15, then 15
  • Reverse Chin-Ups - 30, then 20 with higher weight
  • Rest - 30 seconds
  • Wide Push-Ups - 20, 25
  • Close Grip Pull-Ups - 25, then 15 with double weight
  • Decline Push-Ups (Here I did regular on 1st set, military on 2nd) - 14, then 20
  • Heavy Pants (Free Weight Lift) - 15 and then 15 again with a slightly higher weight.
  • Rest - 45 seconds
  • Diamond Push-Ups - 15, then 16
  • Lawn Mower Lifts - 20, then 15 (the higher weight was perfect there)
  • Dive Bombers - For this we adjusted it to Regular push-ups then wide push-ups - 20 and 23
  • Back Flies - 15 and 18 (higher weight on 2nd set)
  • Rest 2 minutes between sets.
So we did 1 set all the way through, then on the second set you mix up the order, if you have everything listed like I do above, it goes second item, then first, 4th, then 3rd, and so on.  In all, including stretching before and after it ran about 90 minutes.

I feel great, but I know soreness comes in the morning.  As I've told Lorenzo, that's my fault for being this out of shape, nobody but my own.  I found this verse while reading tonight, I hope it inspires you all as much as it is me.

 Thank you all again for reading this, I hope it truly does inspire anyone going through a hard time, never give up, no matter how difficult.  Whether you're 5 or 50, 9 or 90, the fact that you are still here means God isn't done with you yet, you still have a purpose, a life to touch, a story to tell, a generation to inspire, an obstacle never before overcome but you can be the one to do so.  I hope I'm not the first to overcome paralysis, but I hope I am one to overcome it!  Live life like it's the blessing that God made it to be.  Thank you. 

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Thanks again!

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