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More Comparison Pics & Busted Ankle Workout

So, today I wanted to post up some of my progress pictures over my journey. The picture in the blue shirt was taken as a school picture my first year of teaching (Oct or Nov 08), the second picture in teh red was taken this school year (Oct or Nov 09), and the pic in the white was taken tonight (March 23, '10).

I try not to be vain and that is not why I am posting these but as a constant reminder of how uncomfortable I look as a bigger person. It is no wonder that I got out of breath so fast. The thing that really gets me is that I thought that I felt Good then! I didn't push myself other than basketball twice a week - and at that I was dog tired after a couple pick up games. I enjoy seeing the progress and hope that you all can be inspired by a small success over here at 1010in2010. I will try not to post any more comparison pics b/c I do not want this to annoy anyone with pics of myself.

On to other news; my ankle is still the same.

I know that is not new news but there are some things that are weird about it. I don't feel any pain with it - if I do, it isn't much. I thought fractures and such were suppose to be painful. I have not had to take any pain pills except for the night it happened and this morning I had a headache, which I associate with the "no movement" sleeping I have to do to protect the ankle.

More news: Busted Ankle Workout

I took advantage of the community center that we have here in our town. The gym is free for community members to use. I have used it before but wanted to make it known that we don't need the gym to get workouts in - especially for us cheapskates. It is not much but it does serve its purpose. Since I have an obstacle in my way; I'm changing my routine up to get past the obstacle. I want to come back from this stronger and harder in every other area so that I don't miss a beat. All of my full body workouts were done one-legged (push-ups and free throws).
  • 3 sets of 10 push-ups (one set explosive, one set round-the-clock, one set normal)
  • 3 sets of 20 grabs rope climber crunches (10 grabs per side)
  • 3 sets of 8 Mid-press Rows
  • 3 sets of 10 butterfly press (name?)
  • 3 sets of 8 Mid-Press (upright bench)
  • 2 sets 10 shoulder press
  • 50 Made Free Throws (lots of walking to get missed shots...well, hobbling)
  • 1.04 miles walking. (I've capped it off there today, I was at .84 miles after work but I forgot the pedometer when I went to the gym - I did quite a bit of walking at the gym.)

What do you consider as your Greatest Success?


Chad said...

The photos really do tell the story, huh? I also look incredibly uncomfortable (at least to myself) when I look back on pictures of myself at my heaviest. You've made amazing progress!!!

Hope the ankle heals up quickly. Hang in there!

Jeremy Logsdon said...

That is amazing! You should post pictures like that ALL the time; definitely motivational and inspiring.

ashley!nocera said...

WOW!! Your progress is amazing! Seeing this is definitely inspirational

cmoursler said...

Dude, you are a bad*ss.
Great workout on your busted ankle.
You aren't being vain to post pictures,just showing an honest progression of success.
You have every right to Feel Proud.
You earned it.
Keep up the great work!

Derek said...

I think the pictures are great. The progress is amazing.

I can definitely relate to feeling uncomfortable being heavy. I need to get focused again!

Googie said...

Wow!! You can really see a difference!! Way to go!!

Splurgie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog ... nice to meet ya!

I give you credit for going on with that ankle. Most of us, OK I, would put my leg up and sit it out for the next several weeks. I commend you for working around it.

I started off as a teacher (high school) but did my student teaching in Middle School. I commend you again!

Staci Dombroski said...

Great pictures! Also, I do not know if I would recommend p90x with the cast. I would say you could do the arm workouts, but they still incorporate legs too.

Patsy said...

Sorr to hear about your ankle... I hope you're (literally) back on your feet before too long...

As I've mentioned before, if it wasn't for the facial hair, you'd be unrecognisable from your 'before' photos!

Shannon said...

Very handsome, Seth! You should be proud of all the hard work you put in.

I am super impressed with your injury workouts. Some of us might have been tempted to take a break. Not you, keep it up and heal fast.

Phil said...

Great comparison pics, you have me really inspired now!

Jenn said...

I don't think it's annoying at all to post pics. It's very encouraging and motivating to see someone who has reached a goal. The pictures really show how much you've lost!

-J.Darling said...

My greatest success is staring down the barrel of my worst fear (divorce) and living. I won't say "surviving", because that doesn't do justice to the horrible, painful, aweful experience divorce is. Honestly, it felt like sawing off my arm. I go into everything with "quitting is not an option" mentality, so it was aweful to realize that that level of commitment was one sided.

But I truly lived through it and thrived! I discovered my self confidence and a sense of self reliance I'd never had before. I discovered that I'm not "unlovable" and I don't have to settle for poor treatment.

I had every reason to find my solutions in the bottom of a bottle, or bag of chips, or box of candy... but I didn't. And as far as successes go, even though that was YEARS ago, I'm still proud of the way I handled it.

And the greatest part of that success? I wouldn't have been able to grow through that if it wasn't for all the help, love and support of my family and friends. :)

Had I stayed married to that fellow, I would never have had the guts to do a Triathlon, much less sign up for 3 races this year (including a 1/2 marathon). When you're partner doesn't believe in you, the motivation for real and lasting change is next to impossible to find. But with the love and support of those who push me, believe in me, challenge me, and hold me accountable, I've been able to realize that the only limits I have are the ones I set for myself. The sky really IS the limit.;)

Blubeari said...

Great comparison pics! Very motivational!

Randi said...

Great progress

Andrew is getting fit said...

Those pics are truly testament to your hard work and great efforts.

Michelle said...

When I broke mine I didn't feel any pain in the fibula break, only the tibia. Maybe it's just that bone. I nominated you for a blog award if you're interested!

karen@fitnessjourney said...

First off, you look amazing!

Second, an injury to one body part can be a good motivator to work on other areas. I injured my foot last week and my trainer has helped me work around it by doing a lot of upper body work and doing push-ups with that foot lifted, etc... I am looking at it as an opportunity.

Best of luck with the ankle.

ashley!nocera said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Follow along on my blog if you'd like.

April said...

Wow! Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment! It's not vain at all! You should be very proud!
Sorry about your ankle, hope you have a fast recovery!

MargieAnne said...

Thanks for pics. Very encouraging. I knew you'd work out the exercise.


Tara said...

Dude, your last comparison picture is like SHAZAM!!!

thermy said...

Well you're not annoying me with your comparison pics! You look amazing!