Six Pack Abs by Summer: Day 26

by David

in Health & Fitness

This is Day 26 of my attempt to get a flat stomach by the end of June. Iโ€™m doing it eating one meal a day and I’ve set myself a challenge to do 10,000 push ups & run a marathonโ€“ 1.5 miles at a time, all by the end of the month.

I’ve got 4 days left to achieve my goals.


June 26th 2012

Weight: 173.6 lbs (Down .6 lb)
Chest: 39 (No change)
Belly: 34 (No change)
Waist: 34 (No change)
Hips: 37 (No change)

Down in weight today but no change with the tape measure.

My eating plan was going well today until my 10 year old son decided to bake a cake.

The cake plan diet

Cake was not in my plan today. Today I had planned to have a cake free day, but it wasn’t to be.

After dinner the cake was served with a great big dollop of extra thick double cream and a spoon full of lemon curd.

To be fair it was absolutely delicious and I’m glad I ate it. I’m so proud of my boy for being able to bake and there was no way I was going to tell him, “No thank you, son. Daddy is on a diet.”

He doesn’t give a crap about my diet, he wants to see his dad eating the tasty. He then wants to be told how delicious it was.

And all that would have been fine and dandy–because, as I keep pointing out, there’s the flexibility to do this kind of thing–but it led me to sneak a few other sweet treats throughout the rest of the evening.

In truth, I have absolutely no idea whether I’ve over eaten today.

Poor push-up performance

What I do know is I didn’t start cranking out my push ups until late evening.

By 11pm I had only done 160 and had to stop because I didn’t have the energy.

I took a break to write this blog post and when I’ve done I’ll get back to it and see if I can get any more done before midnight. I’ll update this post before I go to bed.

Update: That was rubbish! I only managed to get my total for the day up to 270. Boo! Get off! Rubbish!

Half marathon

I added another 1.5 miles to my half-marathon total. These last few days of the challenge are proving to be tough! I still need to run another 4 times!

Here’s my latest picture:

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Tammy June 27, 2012 at 12:29 am

Ahhhh I would of ate the cake 2. Sounds fabulous. Day 3 4 me and so far Im sticking 2 it. Yeah me! I will b glad when this becomes routine like once b4. Keep up the good work Im thinking the no energy may b u just need 2 rest and recover a little. 2morrow’s a new day. Yeah win win


David June 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Tammy, it was fantastic cake. Well worth the cost of eating it – I just wish I’d been strong enough to not let the other stuff sneak in. Ah, well, it’s done now and I can’t turn back the clock.

The no energy is definitely because I need a rest. It’s my own fault for setting myself a ridiculous challenge. I love it though! I’ve gained so much from doing it. Only another few days to go now, so I’ll rest then.

You’re going strong on day 3?! GO YOU!!! Well done. You’ll feel great about being back in the old routine before you know it. There’ll be no stopping you then! ๐Ÿ™‚


Tammy June 27, 2012 at 6:33 pm

2 day is the start of day 4. Haha had 2 check and make sure cuz normally on a diet im constantly looking at the time 2 c when I can eat. Feels good 2 b back I feel more in control. I was try n 2 set my time 2 eat but Im not so lucky its been between 4 and 4:30. I hope n I can stretch that time 2 5 all the time. Dont help when my kid is eating chips n cookies lol. High expectations r good it pushes u 2 our fullest potential. Pure adrenaline from succeeding. Good luck on your goal. 2 days a new day YEAH


David June 27, 2012 at 11:47 pm

Stay strong Tammy! Ignore the chips and cookies, they are not your friend! LOL

Have a brilliant day! ๐Ÿ™‚


Tammy June 28, 2012 at 1:33 am

Oh I have ignored them. Lol i enjoy meals once a day tastes alot better 2 lol. Have a wonderful evening


Bryan June 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Just a few more days to crush this month!
A little cake s good for the soul. Kinda like ice cream, yummmmm.
Just a couple more pushups and a couple more miles to go, you got this in the bank.


David June 29, 2012 at 12:03 am

Nearly there now! ๐Ÿ™‚
As I type this I’ve just completed another 300 push ups and ran a mile and a half.
I am sore now and feeling the pain of the final stages of the challenge – but having come so far somehow makes it easier to push through the pain.
Thanks Bryan!!


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