Sunday 01 APR 2012
WEIGHT: You Have To Be Kidding, This Thing Is Broken
WEEKLY WEIGHT LOSS: 0.00
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 0.00
I woke to a cool afternoon and remembered that I needed to weight in. Don’t think I am lazy; I started my new shift at work that begins at midnight and gets out at eight in the morning. I did well on my driver home. I work in Grand Rapids but I live in Battle Creek. Between the two points there is every fast food place you can imagine and a few that are hidden gems. Can I get a witness for Yesterdog? So it is easy to hit a drive thru and pick up a coffee and since I am there a few hundred calories for the ride home. Today I can say I sailed past them all.
I started carrying an insulated mug (pre-planning) and make a mug of tea before I leave work for the drive home thus eliminating the need to even stop. It helps and I’m saving money. Sorry I ramble sometimes, back to the weigh in.
So I get on my 1000 pound maximum scale and the numbers spun until it stopped on three cherries, or so it seemed. Let’s just say I am not proud today of myself. If you stay with my postings I swear I will tell you my starting weight when I am not so ashamed. I got on my AirDyne and started to warm up. This did not take too long, fat is a great insulator.
I moved into Pete’s basic beginner 120 #2. I know it is for beginners but this is not as easy as it reads or looks on the you tube videos. I got thru the Box Jumps and the Dive Bombers but they were not pretty. The Brazilian Crunch was very challenging for the less than agile like me and I worked my way thru the 10 reps having to stop every other one. The Air Squats, Lateral Bound, Frog Jumps, Push-Ups, Scissor Kicks, Lunge Twists, Mountain Climbers, Leg Squats and Split Squat Jumps went well but they were not in good form which I know will cone in time. As for the 5 flights of stairs I replaced this with Step-Ups on and off an 8 inch elevated platform 150 times and then repeated it another 150 times after I paused for a minute.
I really like the limited equipment workout and will move into the others once I “master” these. I ended the set with 10 each of 5 count jumping jacks, push-ups, bent knee set ups, and pull ups. I told you I would not lie to you so I must confess I could not do a single pull up. I did hang for 5 seconds 10 times. Gravity is not my friend, yet. My cool down was done on the AirDyne for a total of 15 minutes.
Frankly I was exhausted and the entire workout took over an hour to perform because of my need to take breaks. I am sore and am not looking forward to my mussels rebelling against me as the lactic acid builds. More tomorrow……