The difference a year makes Part I

Anna and I went to our company party a couple of weekends ago, and I finally got the picture!  Thought it would be fun to compare the two, as our company party happened around that same time both years.  Wow, what a difference.  Well mostly.  Anna’s still beautiful!  And I’ve lost almost 125 pounds.  Wow.  Just.  Wow.  I can’t wait to see what we’ll look like in January 2011!  (Oh, and if you couldn’t tell, the left is from 2009; the right is from 2010)

Challenge Challenges:
South Beach Steve: Tabata Jacks
Call Me Ishmael: Double Crunches
Anonymous: Jumping Rope
Kimberley: Swimming Pool
Josie: Yoga
Shelli Belly: Kettlebells

There’s still time to put me to work. Add a comment
here until I hit my goal. You can add a new one every day!

Thursday:

Challenge Challenge: 50 Double Crunches (those were tough)
1- 15 minute session on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Stationary Bike
1- 10 minute session on the Stairmaster
30 sit ups
Walk 3 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Date with Anna

Total:
3- 15 minute sessions on the Elliptical
1- 20 minute session on the Treadmill
2- 20 minute session on the Stationary Bike
3- 10 minute sessions on the Stairmaster
2 set of 2- 60 second planks
4 sets of 30 second side planks (on each side)
180 sit ups
Walk 11 miles
Read the Bible Daily
Pray Daily
Date with Anna

Weekly Calories:
Saturday: 2,150 Calories
Sunday: 2,000 Calories
Monday: 1,485 Calories
Tuesday: 1,750 Calories
Wednesday: 1,950 Calories
Thursday: 1,980 Calories

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7 Responses to The difference a year makes Part I

  1. Hey Beej, Awesome pic! You look smashing. And I like Anna's longer hair — although you are right, she's totally adorable either way. I think you might have to update your profile descrip now. It says you're Beej, you're 29, you're Christian and you're fat. One (or maybe two, if you had a birthday last year) of those statements is no longer true. Right? So I am loving this challenge thing, which is totally lazy of me because I am enjoying sending you all the things I pretend I can do! Here's the ultimate smackdown, baby (appropriately set to Russian girl band music): The BW Matrix. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPsRLfkvyS0&feature=relatedThis girl's got great form, watch her knees and hips and you'll see how in line she stays (only flaw is at the end during her jumps; the left foot strays outward a little, very bad for women, who are prone to rip knees that way. and yes, I critiqued her from my couch while sipping coffee, cuz I'm a hypocrite). But seriously, I would only want you to do this challenge if you are ok with it, and at your own pace. It's not for anyone with a knee or lower body joint issues. So, this is a challenge only if you feel you won't get hurt doing it. More than happy to find you another one if you don't like this one. Cheers!

  2. beej says:

    Man Ish, not sure if this was supposed to be a challenge or punishement! Yikes! Am I your guinea pig or something?? :)This looks intense…I think I'll try it tomorrow after my "5k"…I'm not sure about updating my description yet…maybe once I've hit my goal? That might work…I just still feel like a big ol' fat guy, you know?

  3. Alison says:

    I'm glad you updated your picture! You can't really call yourself fat anymore…Seriously you look great, 125 pounds is just awesome. Very inspirational.

  4. natalie a says:

    First off, Anna is stunning, what a lucky guy. Secondly – I'm with Alison, don't think you can call yourself that much longer – you're seriously rockin it, AND way tougher than anyone would ever know. You kick trash – thanks for the comment, sorry I've been so sporatic lately.

  5. Kimberley says:

    All I have is WOW!!!

  6. Wow, that is all I can say. WOW. You have had an incredible journey so far, and it is just getting good. 🙂

  7. Patsy says:

    Wow! Just spotted this and the difference is astounding! All your hard work has really paid off! Looking forward to seeing your 2011 pics too! :o)

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