Saturday, January 7, 2012

Week One (Official Weightloss Start)

Did you know that 40 to 45% of American adults make one or more New Year's Resolutions each year?Among the top New Year’s resolutions are resolutions about weight loss and exercise. The following shows how many of these resolutions are maintained as time goes on:

  • 75% Make it through the first week
  • 71% Make it through the second week
  • 64% Make it through the first month
  • 46% Make it through 6 months
While a lot of people who make New Year’s resolutions do break them, research shows that making resolutions is useful. People who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don't explicitly make resolutions: Okay I will take those odds and week one is in the books with no sign of quitting!

The Good & The Bad:

Nutrition: All week was fantastic except the dreaded weekend. It is amazing that my resolve is immovable unrelenting during the week and then just gets crushed on the weekend. I am curious, how many of you have had or are having this same experience, and how did you overcome it? It seems like it should be easier not harder.

Exercise: Same story as above, I worked out all five days then dropped the ball on Saturday. I blame Mother Nature; I had planned a nice accent up Emigration Canyon. You know since the weather has been sunny all week. (NO DICE!) Sorta wrecked my whole day. I think this luxury of having dry warm weather is coming to an end. 

Your Feedback: Not only do I request it, read it, and consider it I actually implement it. Last week Michele Ringwood suggested trying a program “My Fitness Pal” for the Iphone. This has been a great addition to my training / tracking regiment. The above graphs are a product of this nifty little program. It is free and very easy to set up. There is even a web version to make it accessible to all. I have added a few friends and I am really impressed with the social aspect. If you want to link in with me please do and we can encourage each other along the way. Search for me with either or Rodzilla801. Thanks Michele !!!!

Training: Spin, Spin and more Spin okay 90% of my workouts where riding on the trainer. It actually isn’t too bad. I have rigged it up that I can listen with earphones to the TV which has made it more bearable. Still trying to dial in the resistance to ensure I am getting a good workout. I have worn my heart rate monitor a few times and seems as though I am averaging 133 Heart Rate. Which is right in the fat burn sweet spot. Question: Do those climbing blocks do anything on the trainer? Or do they just make you feel like you are climbing? I tried using this as a block and it just didn’t seem to work (LOL)


I love my bike, I guess I can take the fanny pack off while indoors

Next Week Goals: Eat healthier not just less calories but better food. Mix in weight training and other cardiovascular exercises to avoid burnout.

As always suggestions are welcomed and encouraged.


  1. Rodzilla,

    Weekends are my downfall too! Ken made homemade enchiladas last night. A few minutes ago he wandered in while I was writing and said would you like a truffle (one of his Xmas presents and not from me!) And of course I said yes to both and added beer to the enchiladas.

    But my weight is down. And I'm working on keeping snacks healthy. I pretty much let myself have as many clementine oranges, carrots and grapes as I want during the day.

    I have one warning about the MyFitnessPal, it seems to me that when you log exercise the calories burned are pretty high. Higher than most programs I have seen. So I am putting in less "time" than I actual do by 1/2 so I don't get too confident about how much I am burning. Just my two cents for the week!

    Keep logging your food EVERY DAY.... you will win the bet!

    Michele Ringwood

  2. So I did the arithmetic and it looks like as a team we started 2012 weighing in at 918 lbs (yikes, no wonder you didn't want to use your truck for Rockwell, those are hard miles indeed, good thing you got the tow package. Assuming we all pull (lose) our individual weight we should be tipping the Relay scales at less than 800 lbs. Yeah, one rider will win the bet, but the real winner will be the team (go team!)

  3. I've never used the trainer deals that "simulate" hills but I did finally find a use for the big yellow pages that come to your doorstep. Perfect height for the front wheel to keep me level on the trainer. I guess I could throw a second one under the wheel for some hill time. Glad i stumbled upon your blog!

    Levi from Lehi

  4. Rodney, 8 pounds!!! So tell me was it a boy or a girl? How long? You recovering well? Congratulations to the proud papa!

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