Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Haven't posted in a LONG time! Still working hard though!

Don't know if anybody ever checks back here anymore, but I'm still working hard, and am seeing great results. I'm now down to 173 lbs, not sure what the fat percentage is, but I almost fit into size 32 jeans, wear medium size t-shirts very comfortably, and almost have got rid of most of my belly flab!

Gonna keep going until I get a six pack in my abs, which I know is a lot of work, but I'm in this for the long haul :) I made a resolution at the start of the year and I'm sticking with it (for once in my life, I think I've made this resolution 10 or so times in the past). I'm doing "Insanity" right now, which is a cardio intensive workout program on DVD. You can look at it at

It's fantastic. Hard as freakin' hell, but fantastic. It takes interval training and turns it upside. Typical interval training you work out really hard for about 30 seconds to 1 minute and then recover for a few minutes. With this workout, you workout super hard for 3 to 4 minutes, and then rest for 30 seconds, it's "Insane". Hence the name "Insanity" :) HIGHLY recommended, especially if you want to cut fat.

Anyway, here is a picture of where I am at now. You can scroll down and look at some of my older pictures. I'm pretty proud of myself, and plan on being prouder as I keep going.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


This is me in Washington DC in August of 2007.  Weight- around 230 lbs. Body fat percentage-who knows, but probably in the 30's.  Chins-at least two. Boobs- two. Cute baby in back pack-one.  :)  I wore a size 40 pant at this point and extra large shirts.

These first two pictures are where I was 90 days ago: after some dieting and a little bit of exercising, but prior to my 90 day fitness extravaganza known as p90x. I posted these stats earlier, but my weight was 195 at this point, and I had around 22.5 percent bodyfat.  

Below are my post 90 day pictures.  I now weigh 178 lbs, and am at 18 percent bodyfat.  Not too shabby!  I still have  a little excess flab to lose around my midsection, and I'm gonna start incorporating more cardio for the next few months into my workout so that I can get rid of that asap and show off my hot abs that are currently covered by a little fat :)  I am also now in a size 34 pant very comfortably, size medium t-shirts, and only have one chin!

Anyway, that's all!  I'm now supposed to take a 2 week break from p90x since it is such an intense program, but I'm going to start up another round of it on Monday May 4th, and will be done with that one right before my second year of MFA Acting starts.  My goal for this round is to maintain my weight at least in the 170's, and get down to at least 15% bodyfat, although I'm going to shoot for 12%.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lots of exciting news!

So, for anyone who still follows this, sorry I haven't posted an update in a few weeks, but I've been keeping at it still so that is the important thing.  I've had lots of exciting news in the last week, so that is way rad for me!

News item #1- I'm now slightly less than 180 lbs, I weigh 179, so that is super cool! It's been almost 10 years since I've been in the 170's and even then I wasn't in as good of shape as I am now. So woot!

News item #2- My school had an approximately 10 week fitness challenge that was based on overall improvement in body fat%, pushups, situps, planks, and box jumps.  Here are my numbers for the challenge.

For my initial testing about 10 weeks ago, these were my (approximate as I don't remember exactly) numbers:
Body Fat %- 23 percent
Pushups (1 minute)- 27
Situps (1 minute)- 30
Box jumps (1 minute)- 40
Plank- 1:10

For my testing at the end of the challenge I increased quite a bit!
Body Fat %- 18 percent
Pushups (1 minute)- I did 49, but the guy testing me told me I didn't go quite low enough on 11 of them, so he only gave me 38, which pissed me off, but whatever 
Situps(1 minute)- 48
Box Jumps (1 minute)- 66
Plank- 2:31

 So, the long and short of it is that I WON the whole stinking thing! And by winning I got a $500 gift certificate to R.E.I.   WOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! :)

SO yesterday was a good day, and we even learned that for the first time in years we don't owe taxes and get a few dollars back, so double bonus!

Lanny out

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A new milestone! :)

I know it is the middle of the week, but I was happy today because I am now down to 185 lbs! Yay!  Actually I was 184.6, but we'll round up to be fair. But yay! I'm doing it :)

To celebrate I went out and had a large hamburger with cheese and and fries with fry sauce. MmMMmmm!!!  That probably means I'll be like 190 lbs tomorrow, but whatever!  I originally had a goal of 170 lbs, but I think that is going to end up being to little for me, so I'm gonna aim to be between 175 and 180 as I think that that will end up being more in my range.

Everyone else keep up the good work!  Melissa, Nick and Katie, post an update on your stinking blogs! :)

Lanny out

Monday, March 16, 2009

One pound a week!

I seem to be averaging 1 lb a week since I started working out, but I'm fine with it!

I am down to 187 lbs. I still work out 6 days a week, every week, so that's awesome! AND I'm getting a little bit better with my nutrition, so that is swell! I still needs some work though.

Not much else to report this week as things are kind of the same ol' same ol'.  But I'm still at it which is the most important thing! OH!! I do have one small thing to report, I do Yoga a few times a week, and for those of you that do or have done Yoga, you may appreciate the fact that for the first time I was able to do a Half-Moon and Twisting Half-Moon pose and hold them for 30 seconds each! WOoot!!

So that is it! Keep up the good work everyone! If you find that you've been slacking off, don't get discouraged and quit. Tomorrow is a new day, and just think of every day as day one and you'll make it :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Week Six and Seven

I posted in the middle of last week, but didn't actually post my numbers!

BUT, I feel really good and am doing well.  I'm down to 188 lbs, only one more pound than a few weeks ago, but I'm still working out really hard, six days a week every day for the last six weeks.  I'm starting to see pretty obvious results which is nice.  My love handles are getting a lot smaller. I've lost two notches on my belt since beginning, and I now fit into my really nice Calvin Klein suit that I haven't been able to wear since my wedding three and a half years ago. And actually, the suit even fits better now than it did then, so that is way cool too!

My nutrition has been a lot better too.  During the week I generally do a great job of eating well and not eating a lot of calories.  The weekends still suck for me though, and I kind of undo a lot of the good I do during the week on the weekends I think :)

Despite the fact that I'm not losing a lot of weight, I know that I'm definitely losing inches which has always been more important to me.  I could not lose another pound as far as I'm concerned if I continue to get more muscles and lose more fat!

Anyway, that's it! Good luck to everyone and keep those blogs updated so we can continue to keep each other accountable!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

A quick pic

So, weight wise I haven't lost a ton of weight this month, about 7 lbs, however I have lost quite a few inches, gone down a few belt notches, and can even fit into the suit that I wore for my wedding reception again, which I haven't been able to do since about a week after our marriage (it was a tiny bit tight even then).  So rock on!  There hasn't been huge changes, but I'm posting a "30 day picture" anyway.  I'm starting to get a little more definition in my arms, and my abs are getting a little tighter. The p90x program has me doing around 1000 ab-moves per week, and even though I still have some flab on top to get rid of, the stuff under it is getting pretty tough :)

Anyway, here is a picture, mostly for my brother Todd cause he asked! I look like a ghost, I need to freaking get outside!