Monday, September 25, 2006

Today's Workout

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.


Anonymous said...

Great job!!!! You are an inspiration. We are proud of you!

Anonymous said...

your brother would be so proud of you! keep it going, but don't overdo. you don't have to lose all the weight in one week.Do it gradual and for the long term! love you, mom and dad

Anonymous said...

Hang tough big boy...after you get in your zone...I think you'll find that you'll have huge amonuts of're doing a really good thing!!!

B said...

I've always found that heavy metal is best for exercise because it's so intense. Try my fav: Metallica.

Good luck becoming the Biggest Loser! Next time I see you, I hope I don't recognize you.