A New Year's Resolution
I want to loose ~70 pounds this year. I know -- that's alot of weight. And I've gained it all since I started dating, and then married Tasha. Not that it's any of her fault :) Anyway, I sort of started Nov 16 of 2004 but on Jan 1 of this year, 2005, I really kicked my plan into gear. Since then I've lost about 6 to 7 pounds. That's about a pound a day - which isn't really so healthy but you always loose the most in the first few weeks of dieting. It's probably got something to do with loosing all that retained water. I figure if I drink all the water my body needs it won't have to store any extra. The only down side of that is that I'm in the restroom almost twice every hour while I'm at work.
Anyway, I'm making good progress and it makes me feel good about myself.
I've also been lifting weights again. When I tell people that I used to jog 3 miles a day and lift weights 4 times a week they give me a dooubting look. I really used to though -- what's nice is that I'm starting to get back into the groove of lifting weights and weight training. I'm starting small and just making sure that I am consistant - I have a decent 5-day schedule, but I won't get into periodization until prove to myself that I'm really dedicated to my workouts.
I've been reading the most awesome book, Men's Health Home Workout Bible. It takes you through a tour of your body and seperates your muscles into groups that are easy to category isolate for your workouts. Then, depending on your goals the book helps you set up a plan to work out. If you fail to plan you plan to fail, right? Then the next chapters are designed specifically to your home workout equipment, wheather you have none, or you use dumbbells, a barbell, or you have everything. It's a great book for beginners, or for experienced lifters looking to different approaches to working a muscle differently. If you've never used a swiss ball before then this book has alot of examples using the ball that may be of some help to you.