Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Start

Yesterday was my first day in starting a 12-program. I've decided to get down to basics and go back to Body for LIFE. I've also decided that I didn't particularly like putting up before photos of myself for all my readers to gag on...so I spared everybody the especially horrifying parts.

I'm not in as bad of shape as I have been in the past. My weight is 213 lbs, which is much lower than it was at the first of the year. I lack a great deal of muscle tone so, though I've lost about twenty pounds, I'm basically just a slightly smaller version of myself rather than physically fit. That's kind of why I went back to BFL with it's emphasis on weight training as an integral part of the whole process of losing weight. I did an upper body workout yesterday and pushed it to my limits...which wasn't much, but I'm hoping that ceiling gets higher every week. Today is cardio and I thought that I would do some fast walking for a couple of miles.

Oh....and I felt comfortable being at the YMCA. I made the right decision.

5 comments:

Terry said...

Jay,
I am glad to see you back at it again.

It is important that you get some muscle mass going. At our age it an uphill battle. We are going to lose muscle just as a part of growing older.

I don't want you to be one of those little old men. You still have time to change things up.

The truth is that if you keep doing something everyday you will see results and will get better.

Consistency is key to success.

Terry

Jay said...

Terry - One of the things that has finally gotten through my thick skull is that consistency is key to everything. As you SHOW on your own blog...it's a day by day process, every day; and it must be the priority of every day or nothing happens.

Anonymous said...

I admire your persistence Jay,also with the smoking. Keep at it.
Spike

Jay said...

Thanks Spike. Now if I can just be consistent with the persistence.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had seen your approach to 'before' photos previous to posting my shocking before shots on my blog this morning. I like your approach much better! Good luck with your challenge, I look forward to reading about how it goes!

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