Last week was a very busy. Now, I don't want to make any excuses. I managed to complete my first week of logging my calories on The Daily Plate. I didn't get 7 hours of sleep every night, but I came close all but Saturday night and I got a nap on Sunday.
Before I talk about how I did for the Weekend Warrior Challenge, let's take a look at the goals I set:
1. Exercise Friday, Saturday, and Sunday spending a total of 2 hours working out. That's only an average of 40 minutes per day. I can do that.
2. Continue to log everything I eat on The Daily Plate. I'm anticipating a little trouble with this one as I'm going out for Indian food tonight.
3. Jump in a frozen lake for charity. Okay, this one doesn't have anything to do with my health. But I thought I'd give it one more shameless plug. I'll post pics and a video next week.
1. I exercised on Friday and Saturday. Sunday was my rest day. I exercised for about 80 minutes total. 40 minutes short of my goal.
2. I logged everything I ate on The Daily Plate. I went over on Saturday with how many calories I consumed. I'm sure I'm taking in too many calories, but tune in tonight to see what the scale says.
3. I totally jumped in a frozen lake for charity!
I successfully completed 2 of my 3 Weekend Warrior goals. I'm going to view that as a small victory. Because of the Polar Bear Plunge, I saw a lot of people I haven't seen in a long time. We ate out and I spent time with them instead of exercising. Hopefully, life will go back to its previous pace now and I can really focus.
On to the Polar Bear Plunge. It was awesome! I got there around noon and my jump time was 1:15. I took some awesome pictures of the event.
These were the first brave souls I saw jump. The look on the guy on the left's face is priceless.
The Speedo/Water Wings combo is the most underutilized in all of swimming. I wonder why.
My friend, Liza, was there. Read her blog here.
Merkins are making a come-back. Gross.
This is probably my favorite plunge team. Not because of the wedding theme but because of the woman on the right.
These are not the world's largest ice cubes; glaciers are.
Must. Get. Out of Lake.
I survived. I'm in a hot tub. Everything is great!
My lovely wife is happy to see that I survived.
I'm really glad I did this. I'm excited to do it next year when I'm thinner. For the first time in a long time, I felt comfortable enough with my body to be shirtless in public. I still cringe a little when I see the pictures (especially when I compare myself with the three thin guys I jumped with). I had a great time and can't wait 'til next year.
Thank you so much for your donations! I managed to raise almost $500 for the Minnesota Special Olympics. Who's up for a plunge next year?