Friday, January 18, 2008

Get in Shape: Week One

I just realized that I have logged 18 hours at the gym this week. That explains why every inch of my body aches and I am pretty sure that next time I sit down I will not be getting back up. The official whining for tonight goes like this:

My arms hurt.
My legs hurt.
My middle section hurts.
My feet hurt.
My carpal tunnel is acting up.
Sob. Moan. Complain.

Nice, huh?

It is always like this the first week I do the contest. I am actually mentally prepared for this. I welcome the pain for the most part as I know it is my body telling me it is tearing up the muscle to rebuild it stronger. I also know that my body is using the clean fuel I put in it efficiently and that I am on the right path.

I also know it is working because I am so obsessed that my hubby is sick of hearing about it already. Heh.

Here is the score for my first week.

Weight Loss: 3.5#
Total Loss: 3.5#

I know that is not a "Biggest Loser" number of weight loss, but you have to remember that I work out year round, therefore my body doesn't get the "shock" the first week of water and bloat loss. Also, luckily for me, I don't have quite as much weight to lose as some of those contestants, though I have to confess to feeling jealous when they lose over 5 pounds a week. I have never done that, even with many hours logged in. I am assuming that what will happen is what always happens. I don't lose weight for a few days to a week and then I will lose two to three at once. It is just the way it works for me.

Are you totally bored to tears yet? Sorry. No wonder Jim wants me to not talk about it!! Regardless, weekly I will let you know my progress and see how close I come to hitting my goal. I want to lose 12% body fat in twelve weeks, so that is the main target. The weight coming off is a bonus.

Happy and Healthy Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!


John Holland said...

I'm so jealous of you. I keep telling myself I'm going to start working out and I never get around to it. I don't need to lose a lot of weight, but I can stand to lose enough. I keep saying one day, but I just can never find the get-all to start. Maybe reading of your progress will make me finally get started myself. Keep up the good work.

Eaglewing said...

good luck on the quest. You'll have to start a new comic called The Exerciser or something. And remember you can always get a lot of results and burn past the pain as long as you have Eye of the Tiger cranked up for a training montage :)

Lisa said...

It's better to ache from working out than to ache because you're old and fat and your bones & joints can't take what they could before. Now when your 65 and working out, lifting weights and striding down the isles of the local store the rest of us will be jealous of how young & healthy you seem as we all take our regimen of prescription medications, hunched over, dreaming of the days when we could get out of a chair without assistance.

Congrats & keep up the great work. You're an inspiration.