Monday, December 14, 2015

2016 Preview with DDPYogaNOW

I don't need to re-read this blog to know what kind of progress I was making in 2013 & most 2014. I lived it. I breathed it. I sweated it.

However, I noticed at the near end of 2014, I started gaining a little bit of weight. I told myself not to worry too much about it, I'll work it off.

Enter 2015. As much as I tried, I stopped doing my DDPYoga workouts. Yes, I started a very successful and very profitable business, but I stopped working out. Project 240 turned out to be a huge DUD.

I stopped taking care of my physical body. I blame it partially on the ADHD & Anxiety/Depression meds the Doc put me on to combat my mental illnesses. I also blame it partially on me and the fact that I can't resist fried foods and/or soft-serve ice cream mixed with M&Ms or Reese's. I've also developed a taste for Pepsi once again.

No good. No good. No good.

I've noticed that clothes are fitting a little snug these days, I've noticed that I have no energy, I've noticed that I have a hard time getting up from my couch, the chair, and even out of bed in the mornings. It's no fun.

It feels like late 2012/early 2013 again when I decided to do something about my weight. This time, I have a few more advantages.

The DDPYogaNow iOS app, which I have on both my iPhone & iPad, helps me track more workouts, stats, etc. I guess you can say I got bored with the DVDs, or I couldn't be bothered to take 30 minutes out of my day to hit the mat. I just lost motivation. I don't want to be seriously overweight anymore. I wanna get lean and mean again. Hopefully, I can find an accountability partner to keep me going. And, I hope Team DDPYoga will, once again, have my back.

Let's do this, 2016!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Final Chapter

Workout: DDPYoga MixTape

This is the final chapter of JimDoesDDPYoga. It was a nice 2-year run, but it's time to freshen things up... gotta shake things up a little!

First, though, the stats from the workout.

Calories burned 487
Mean heart rate 136.85
Maximum heart rate 159

Now, I spent a LOT of time in my zone. This workout seriously kicked my ass!

Starting on Wednesday, I am going on a strict run to get myself down to 240 lbs, once and for all! I rested on my laurels at 270, and I have ballooned up back around the low 300s. No freakin' good. It's time to get serious again.

I want to thank everyone that supported me on this journey. Your kind words (as well as verbal kicks in the ass) propelled me to get to the first level of optimal fitness.

However, in the end, I need to hold myself accountable. I need to devote 30-60 minutes a day for 5-6 days/week on getting back into shape.

I've been so concerned with my mental well-being, I lost track of my physical well-being. In 2013, it was the opposite. During the 2013 and 2014 winters, I fell into a deep depression.

Since then, I have sought help for myself, and I have a sharper awareness of what depression and anxiety can do to a person. It's sad.

Project 240 will launch on Wednesday, and it is NOT an April Fools Joke. I will never celebrate April Fools Day again after what happened last year.

See you on the new site!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Day 13 (2015)

Greetings, everyone.

Admittedly, I took the month of February off. Why? Well, business really started to pickup, and I seriously neglected my workouts. Ugh.

But, for Lent, I am giving up fast foods and fried foods. So far, I seem to be doing great. They say Sundays are a "cheat day", and I've only used ONE of those cheat days. Good on me.

Anyway, I did some DDPYoga Energy today, and here are the stats:

Calories burned 361
Mean heart rate 131.35
Maximum heart rate 164

So, I managed to make my average within my zone, which was great.

I determined that in the month of March, I would make sure to take time every day to do at least 1 DDPYoga workout. I need to do 5-6 days a week. 20-30 minutes should be doable, despite me being busy with my business.

And, it seems like there are certain people out there STILL spreading lies and misinformation about me. Well, I don't know if you read this blog or not, but, if you do, pay attention to what I'm about to tell you: don't be surprised when I finally confront you in public about you trying to drag my name through the mud. You can block me on Twitter, but you can't block me in real life, despite your best efforts. Don't pin your transgressions on me, hoor.

Sorry, not the most positive thing to come out of my mouth, but it had to be said. I finally had to get it out in the open.

I'm so sick and damn tired of being pushed around by people that think they can get away with it. I'm going to start standing up for myself more. Just because I deal with depression and anxiety should NOT make me a pacifist towards those that like to ostracize me because of my mental illnesses. People that deal with mental illnesses need to stand up for themselves more, in my opinion. I've taken a more aggressive approach to fighting my mental illnesses, now I'm going to take a more aggressive approach against those who think it is okay to just cast people aside. And, if I lose friends over this, so freakin' be it. I'm sick of trying to please others and seek their approval to my detriment. I feel like over the past year, I've been muzzled and silenced. Not anymore. The shackles are coming off. A sleeping giant has been awakened.

However, I do accept genuine, heart-felt apologies. Apologize, and I'll forgive and forget. It's that simple.

Anyway, business has been boomin'. Billed for a lot of $$$$ in the month of February. Now, when I get this money is anyone's guess. Of course, I have to pay my people first. Believe it or not, I like paying my people. I try to do what Marcus Lemonis would do.

Talk tomorrow!


Friday, January 23, 2015

Day 12 - Part 2 (2015)

Workout: Course 2 on the bike

So, I overindulged this evening with dinner (okay, I made the famous nachos from Big Meals Small Places) and ate the entire bleeping tray.

Thus, I decided to hit the bike and see what I could burn off.

Course 2 - 9.76 miles
Calories burned 454
Mean heart rate 134.41
Maximum heart rate 156

I love seeing my average heart-rate in my zone. And, I love spending at least 50% of my workout in the zone.

Anyway, going to do some FatBurner + RHC in the morning.


Day 12 (2015)

Workouts: DDPYoga Energy + Red Hot Core

Sticking with my routine, despite taking a day off yesterday, I went with a double... Energy + RHC! The sweat was pouring and I was feeling it for sure. I love doing this workout... it really doesn't hurt my joints when all is said and done. It just makes my muscles (all throughout my body) burn!

Now, here are the stats and graph.

Calories burned 605
Mean heart rate 132.97
Maximum heart rate 168

605 calories BURNED!!! And, my average heart-rate was right at the bottom of my zone! Great workout. I spent nearly 50% of my time in "The Zone." (49.1%, to be exact.)

Tomorrow is a definite weigh-in. I decided to make them every other week so I'm not driving myself batshit insane over weight every week.

Until tomorrow's workout,


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Day 11 (2015)

Workout: DDPYoga Fatburner

Okay, decided to do a midday FatBurner workout. Needed to sweat, and I did so. Haven't consumed anything today except 2 bottles of water (bad for me, I know.)

Anyway, here are the stats and graph:

Calories burned 386
Mean heart rate 128.56
Maximum heart rate 160

Not bad... 386 calories, and nearly had my average heart-rate up to the zone.

As you can see, some considerable time was spent "IN THE ZONE", and that's how I was able to have a decent workout. Tomorrow, I'm going to add in Red Hot Core to Energy, and Friday; RHC FatBurner.

Until tomorrow,


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day 10 (2015)

Workout: DDPYoga Energy!

Back on the mat after a couple of days off. Here are the stats and graph:

Maximum heart rate: 153
Mean heart rate: 119.0
Calories burned: 309

Burned a little over 300 cals today.. not bad. Not bad at all.

As you can tell, I didn't spend a lot of time today in my zone. In fact, I was only there for 6 minutes. 10 minutes was spent in the below zone. Just decided not to exert myself too much today. But, I knew I needed to get a workout in.

Had a meeting with my boss yesterday... we smoothed a lot over. Basically, he was angry when he wrote his e-mail and I felt the brunt of it. Hell, we all say things out of anger that we later have to retract. Lord knows I've done it, and will probably do so at some point in the future.

I got stood up on Saturday Evening for a date. You read that correctly. I was supposed to meet a really cute girl at one of the finer establishments here in town. I even confirmed with her several times that she was still a go for that day, and she positively confirmed. I was excited. I haven't been on a legit date in ages. However, she never made it to MBC. I was stood up. Haven't heard from her since. I should be thankful I found out early on that she's unreliable and flaky... not later on, like I did with the last girl I met online dating. (Yeah, it was that bitchy, red-head "Mayor's Daughter" who thinks she's better than everyone else... remember her? Haha)

However, I am NOT going to give up. Despite this area not being good for young, single males, I will make the best of it. I can do better than that girl that I "connected" with at POF.

Until tomorrow,