It was a tough workout tonight. I got to the gym early, after I stopped by the Apple store and bought a sport's armband to hold the iPod that I got from my brother. In a way it is a small reminder that he is always with me, even as I work out. Every now and then one of his songs pops up and plays - I get a kick out of that - ever been working out to Marilyn Manson? Well I worked out for 40 minutes, doing another 2 miles on the treadmill. At 7pm, I met with my trainer Cliff - he immediately asked for my journal. I need to write down everything I eat with the corresponding calories. He gave me an A- for eating, only because I needed to eat more! I was only eating about 1750 calories and I am supposed to be eating 2100 calories -- it is hard to do when 15 carrot sticks only equal 30!
Cliff then proceeded to put me through my first entire strength workout - for the next three weeks, three times a week, I go through this workout - Cardio everyday 40 minutes +, one the workout days - I do Chest Press, Seated Row, Leg Press, Leg Extension, Leg Curl, Shoulder Press, Triceps Extension, Biceps Arm Curl, and Abdominal Crunches. I do two sets of 20 reps each, except for crunches which are 25 reps each. They are 25 because I got cocky and told him I could do more, so he said go ahead, he failed to tell me that I was going to have to do a 2nd set.
I can tell you I am going to feel this as I try and get back into shape. I am so tired, and have an early morning as I get to the airport to fly to Houston. --- off to bed now I am very tired, and will have no trouble sleeping.