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Weight Loss Challenge – Day 6 Of 39

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This is a documentation of day 6 of 39 (I update the morning after a day is complete)

Saturday, May 6, 2017 – Day 6
I got to the dojo at 7:45 am (b/c I take Aliya to swim practice at 7) and spent a LONG TIME loosening up b/c I’m old and super fatigued right now.  I got all my weapons work and my test stuff done twice before the next person showed up.  The class was awesome and run by Main Sensei.  Lots of advanced stuff but I love how sensei teaches.  He has us do things at such an elementary level step by step that you’re doing the whole technique before you realize what you did!  He’s an amazing teacher.  I learned Ushiro Tekubitori Nikkyo (the video is Ura but you can get the idea) and discovered that this technique is going into the “Z Emergency Kit”.  

Weight Loss Challenge – Day 5 Of 39

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This is a documentation of day 5 of 39 (I update the morning after a day is complete)

Friday, May 5, 2017 – Day 5
OTF at 6:30 am and burned 892 calories.  Now here’s the thing:  I don’t work out in the mornings simply because I like my sleep.  Case in point:  class started at 6:30, my time to leave the house was 6:00, so I set the alarm for 5 am.  I ended up waking up at 4:24 am because I was scared I’d over sleep!!!!!  That part sucked but the workout was right up my alley.  My break through happened after I realized that rowing is now a better warmup than the treadmill – probably because my fitness is higher.  Then we got to some intervals and I was a happy big daddy!!!!  They were basically power intervals – short intensity / short recovery – just what my body

Weight Loss Challenge – Day 4 Of 39

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This is a documentation of day 4 of 39 (I update the morning after a day is complete)

Thursday, May 4, 2017 – Day 4
90 minutes of Aikido in the morning and burned 398 calories.
OTF in the evening and burned 822 calories.

I had 5 meals each in the 480 calorie range.
For the day I burned 3,426 calories.
I took in 2,767 calories.
The net deficit was 659 calories.
I slept 4:25 (stressed out about waking up for 6:30 am class, woke up at 4:25 am)
I drank 120 oz of water.
Bottom line – Today was a win but I am tired.

Weight Loss Challenge – Day 3 Of 39

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This is a documentation of day 3 of 39 (I update the morning after a day is complete)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Day 3
2 hours of Aikido in the evening and burned 441 calories.   Super advanced stuff, spent most of the class confused.  Did more Jiwaza and jacked it all up.

I had 5 meals each in the 480 calorie range.
For the day I burned 3,173 calories.
I took in 2,427 calories.
The net deficit was 746 calories.
I slept 7:25 (used Sleep Works but Amira got in our bed at 1 am)
I drank 129 oz of water.
Bottom line – Today was a win but I was hungry at the end of the day.

Weight Loss Challenge – Day 2 Of 39

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This is a documentation of day 2 of 39 (I update the morning after a day is complete)

 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 – Day 2
Got my PRP shot in the knees and then 2 hours later I did 2 hours of Aikido in the evening and burned 392 calories.   We started the class with stuff I can do but then quickly went into Koshi loads and taking the falls.  The loads means you’re literally supporting someones weight on your back – I got a big dude and it strained the crap out of my right knee.  I got wise after that and didn’t do anything that I considered high risk.  That’s a big thing for me – to back down when the risk is high.  It’s taken 3 years of my sensei’s contextualizing alternative thoughts.  Meaning, old Z would do something regardless of the risk because “I don’t want or need

Weight Loss Challenge – Day 1 of 39

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So here’s the deal:  I have a massive athletic career in my 50 year old body – from being an NCAA I swimmer to Iron distance triathlete to elite cyclist to Aikido student, heck I even did Crossfit for a year.  I know all about performance, how to get it out of my body and the bodies of the people who have trusted me to get it out of theirs in a coaching scenario.  But at this moment in time at age 50 and being 100% committed to Aikido and progressing to Black Belt (and beyond) I found myself in a weird place.  I was fit for Aikido but not “fit” by my own standard.  So I decided to give OTF a try.  I knew very little about it but 2 things I knew were that it’s been the #1 fitness franchise for 4 years and never had a studio close down.  So I signed up and have

Natural Remedies for Asthmatics

So here’s the deal:  I am asthmatic, I have been since I swam in college.  I’ve learned that for my body a sinus infection gets into my chest FAST and then can turn into Bronchitis or Pneumonia.  As I’ve aged I have wanted to go more “natural” in my approach to the health issues I am prone to and these are the ones I’ve found and tried.

At the end of it though if I feel like crap for too long (fever, colored phlegm, etc.) I go to a doc and get antibiotics.

(By the way I wrote

Ultimate Pancakes

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This recipe is from my friend Lindsey Simpson (ask her how to get a box of the shakes)

(Per packet of Iced Lemon Cake Meal Replacement Shake)

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 of blueberries
  • Mix in a bowl with a hand mixer
  • Pour onto a pre-heated griddle (300 degrees) 1/4 cup at a time – 1 packet makes three 4 inch pancakes)

This is what my family thought of them!

“…tastes like cake…” Protein pancakes – recipe will be at http://zbuttar.wpengine.com at noon est today

A video posted by Zahid Buttar (@zahidbuttar) on Jul 18, 2015 at 7:10am PDT