Sunday, March 14, 2010

Exercise Log 007

..Uhhhhggg, its been difficult keeping on track with this, no real progress yet. My body is starting to get used to the exercise again, so I think I'll be able to increase the amount of time I spend exercising.

Im going to work on making this a daily thing, thats the most difficult part of all of this.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Exercise Log 002

Second log entry! Its already working I can feel it working! or not, but I know it will have a good effect. 2 days isnt enough for anything.

I only went for 20 min again, I still think that is a good place to start. I just need to start thinking about when to bring it up to 30 min.

I didnt go with the morning workout today, I stayed up pretty late last night. I probably won't have much to report for the first two weeks, though I still will be posting any progress on log entry 5, whether there is any or not.

Ill keep most of these short, feeling good about this so far, cant wait to look back on this in a week then Im dragging telling myself I feel like all the bones in my body are broken. Got to hit the 2 week mark fast!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Exercise Log 001

I recently bought myself a new toy, a Nautilus E514 Elliptical.

Check out my baby!

I just finished my first workout with her. Wanted to start out kind of slow, build a good foundation. Thats mostly how I live my life in general since the divorce, and it works.

Here is how I want this to work. Im not going to share my weight, just a goal of how much weight I want to lose within a certain time frame. I haven't decided the time frame yet though, so I haven't decided on my exact goal.

Essentially I want to drop 110 lbs. Hopefully within the next 18-24 months. Then I will be hovering right around the weight that I want to be at. But for an actual goal I think I want it to be short term, like 4 months or 3 months.

As always, my blogs develop as I write them, so ignore the sentence above that says "so I haven't decided on my exact goal." Since I want to lose 110 overall, I will say that I want to lose that in 16 months. I will divide this up into groups of 4 month long goals. To make things easy Im going to increase my goal to lose 112 pounds so that it is a number divisible by 4. So the goal is to lose a minimum of 28 lbs every 4 months. The benefit of this is it will also put me beyond the rule where you shouldn't lose more than 100 lbs in a year, which may or may not be true, sounds like common sense, but I don't plan on doing any research.

So that I don't go too crazy Im going to check my weight loss every 5th work out. That is far more often than I should though.

Here is the plan, I want to start working out for an hour per day, divided up between two 30 min. periods, once in the morning and once in the evening.

Each work out I want to do a quick blog, probably quicker than this one, unless I think of something to say .

So just so were clear, that means Im going to check my weight approximately every 2.5 days.

Anyway, today was the first. I exercised for 20 min. Planning on getting up tomorrow morning for a followup session.