Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Falling Numbers & Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Michelle LaBelle! I mean, Zacheis!

Thanks for keeping up with my blog. It keeps me going when you guys comment and participate. Its not just for me, but more for you all! On that note, I've received some emails concerned about the way that I'm working out, eating, and dancing. Well, not so much on the dancing, but more on the eating and working out.

I know what I'm doing is a little different, and a more 'modern' or rather 'cave-modern' in approach. It makes a lot of sense when you put it together. Here is a link that explains more of what your body is doing. Please click here and read for 1 hot minute:
Interval Training Improves Your Endurance, Better Than Endurance Exercise!

Weigh Ins
Here are my numbers from my weigh-ins. Also, I don't normally weigh myself EVERY day because that would show too little results. I don't want to freak out every day that I don't lose, or may go up or down. I'm trying to build muscle as I lose fat, so the number WILL vary from day to day. There is a good example of this midway through my numbers. In the future, I will do my best to mark the date as well, so it can be better documented. Sooooooooooo, check them out...

276 - Jan 28th, 2011
269.5 ??? - I think I had too many peanuts and apples at night from our organic shopping experience...
265.5   - back on track
257.5 - Feb 15th, 2011

That is 18.5 lbs in 20 days. And I'm not starving myself. I'm just embracing hunger at the appropriate times, and resisting temptation. For instance, last night, my wife and I were VERY hungry after buying our car. We wanted to snack, but it was 9 at night. Although I stayed up another 3 hours, the time you could burn off the food, what good would it be to eat, and then sleep? Do I need energy for my dreams? More like fat for my body...

So we refrained. We resisted. And we felt the hunger. But what you need to realize is that hunger, that uncomfortable feeling in my stomach, is fat burning in action. Its my indicator. And so, I did not eat. And the results were that much better this morning! We have to befriend hunger. It is not an alarm bell that say, FILL ME UP WITH FOOD, PLEASE!!! Its not our enemy, but an ally! It tells us that we need to eat or not eat. We just need the brain to be in control of when we toss more logs into the fire! I know, its a fine line... but we can each learn our own bodies, and figure this out. But it all start with experimentation and one foot in front of the other...

So, what I've noticed is that the higher intensity I put out at the gym, not necessarily longer or more, but more INTENSITY, the more results show the next day. and the next, etc... Its a simple math equation:

Intense training and cardio + proper portions of healthy food - junk = healthier, slimmer YOU!

Off to the gym to...



  1. thanks ben! how did you do that with the cakes?? haha

    awesome to see your progress and great to hear the internal challenges as well because its all just a mind game anyway! be the mind master!!

    great job! can't wait to hear more! ;) xoxoxox

  2. Slimmer, healthier, and more confident YOU! Keep it up! Drink lots of water.