Exercise

Jul. 5th, 2010 08:23 am
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Finished my first workout in a week and a half. I decided even though I don't bike as much as I want I would follow [livejournal.com profile] ashcake and do the Eowyn Challenge. I ended up biking 5 miles in a little over 10 minutes (warm up for weight lifting). That means according to the challenge I am 5 miles in and I exited the gate, then left the lane, followed the hedgerows south. I then crossed the water on a plank bridge, finally I hit the goal of crossing the Great Road from the Brandywine Bridge, entering Tookland.

I then worked out with weights. I did legs, abs, chest and then free weights on my arms. The free weights are definitely harder than the machines, my arms are still shaking. Although that is a good thing :)
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Last night was good, got to play some Cthulhu and then crawled in bed with my wonderful wife. Woke up on my own at 4:30 (amazing I slept all the way through since 10:30 since we closed the cat out of the room). Was at the gym by 5am and pumping iron by 5:15 (did some bicycle riding to warm up, maybe I should follow [livejournal.com profile] ashcake and start tracking the distances).

I got home just before 6am, showered and now I have some tea and getting dressed for work. I am sad, I have to take the car today as I have to go to the office two different times today but have to be back at the County in between to do more work. Its amazing how good I feel after working out. I went in feeling very rough around the edges and now afterwards I am a little tired but feeling really good, full of energy.

This weekend is going to be great, I got a GURPS Shadowrun game planned, old school "one shot" type. Of course I hope the characters do good and are there for the next "one shot". Until we can all get together regularly this is probably the best way to handle it. Although I am hoping in July it will become regular ([livejournal.com profile] ethicalcannibal isn't going to school and my work schedule will slow down mid/end of July). Also Friday I am getting off work early so I can go see my parents, maybe visit with Sean and [livejournal.com profile] ashcake / [livejournal.com profile] talkswithwind . The only thing I am waiting on is if I have to run the game Saturday evening or Sunday. Its starting to look like Saturday evening, which may be better anyways. I am hoping Dunk can make it, that would be cool too (oh and [livejournal.com profile] yog_sothoth you are welcome to come play as well). 

Well off to work.
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Today I spent the day web searching for new workout diaries. I haven't been able to find my old workout planner and so was hoping to find something. However [livejournal.com profile] ethicalcannibal saved the day and found our old one.

We then commenced the measuring of my various body parts. It was a little disappointing but I suspected the end result. I don't think I have changed much myself since we worked at the gym, rather I think the trainers were nervous they might touch "boy parts" when measuring so they never got a fully accurate measurement.

I am also going to try and implement a more "diabetic" diet. I am hoping this staves off my family tendency to get diabetes (both sides of family have it) plus it will reduce my overall sugar intake.

Because I am weightlifting I am not going to weigh myself and track my weight. I am a big guy (normally around 270lbs, but at 6'3" or so it doesn't look as bad on me) I could lose 40lbs easy and be healthier. Since muscle weighs more than fat I wont measure the weight as if things are going right I will either maintain or get heavier if I ever super bulk out.

Finally today I reopened my caloriecount profile. I am not worried about weight, but I am worried about tracking what I eat. I need something I can continously input my food intake. I need to do it as I go and not wait until the end of the day, so I don't "forget" anything.

I figure at the end of each month I will remeasure my parts and see where I stand. The only thing left I need is a body fat calculating machine.
worldoflucky: (arabic demon girl)
Lately I have been a bad boy. I haven't gone to the gym in a couple/three weeks and it sort of has slipped away. I really want to get back into working out and it really needs to be done quickly.

So I ended up reading Weight Lifting for Dummies. Sadly enough just in the couple hours I have been reading it, it has given me better information then our old trainer did. It explains why you wait 48 hours between working out the muscles again, why you need to drink water so much (more then just dehydration), etc.

So this week I am going to go back and start working out. I always have an excuse that I don't have enough time. But to be perfectly honest its more laziness than anything. I have a lot of time, I can adjust what I do in the afternoon, and if that is too packed I could go work out in the morning. Also part of me has been holding off because [livejournal.com profile] ethicalcannibal has been too sick and I have been "waiting" for her. Which of course is truly a lie, I was just being lazy.

I don't think I will look like a model, nor do I want to get skinny. I would like however to get in better shape, get more energy, sleep better, and not end up with bone loss and muscle issues when I am older. Also, I would like to get in good enough physical condition, that maybe during Season 3 of Dying Light I wont be dead after trying to fight twentysomethings for ten minutes.

I think I am going to do the beginner full body workouts 3 times a week. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. I keep saying that I don't have the time, but like I said earlier that is a lie and I just need to write it down on the calendar and treat it like its already required and just go.

Tomorrow I will put a little workout diary together (or maybe find my old one), get my program set up and then Friday go in. I feel bad not waiting for [livejournal.com profile] ethicalcannibal but I am sure part of that is laziness too. Besides, the more workouts I can get in, the better I can look for her :).

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