I really need to start working out earlier in the day that way I can do my night session with out being so tired. It all started when I went out for that run last night. I was so pumped that I went to bed at 4 AM. That caused me to wake up at around 11:32 AM. I didn’t get my full 8 hours of minimum sleep for the day but it was close. Sleep is something that I need to start getting more of. I immediately made my blend of whey/glutamine/green tea shake and downed it. Nasty as heck but necessary. I ate some Total Raisin Bran again but this time with some Parmalot whole milk. I definitely need to go to Wal-Mart and do some shopping. Maybe I will pick up the amino acids Lukas keeps mentioning. Yeah, I think I will. I need some more glutamine as well. I am good on Whey Protein, but I get that at Sam’s Club anyway. On my way there I will stop by GNC to get some more mega men multi vitamins. Those make my urine neon green. Weird!!!
I didn’t start my first workout session until about 6 PM. That is way too late in the day if I plan on having 2 sessions. I have decided on a 2 month routine that will consist of the following:
-Two Cardio Sessions (bike, run, walk, sex, anything that will help me break a sweat) Per day and Abs for minimum 6 days a week, Monday thru Saturday.
-One Cardio Session on Sundays.
-Monday: Strength Train targeting Chest and Triceps
-Wednesday: Strength Train targeting Legs and Shoulders
-Friday; Strength Train targeting Back, Biceps and Chest
The specific exercises I will be doing will depend heavily on where I workout and what is available to me. I can follow this for 2 months and then go from there with a different plan. Ideally I would like to be 50 lbs. or more lighter in 2 months. This will allow me to begin my muscle building routine that Lukas has prepared for me.
Being that it was Tuesday I had to get in two cardio sessions before the day was over. So it’s 6 PM and I am stretching, getting ready to step onto the treadmill. My legs weren’t too sore so I was feeling good about it. I don’t mean to show off, but I am freak of nature. At 300+ lbs, out of shape I managed to jog on the treadmill at a decent pace for 20 minutes non-stop. This puts me way ahead of my initial estimates. I then walked for 4 minutes to cool down. Just imagine all of the sweat dripping off of me. I am the kind of guy that if I don’t break a decent sweat I don’t feel like I worked out. As soon as I cooled down I began doing some ad rollers. That’s what I call them. It’s this blue wheel contraption that I purchased a few years back that assist you as you roll forward and contract your abdominals. When I first began using it a few years ago it helped me me chisel down my abdomen so I swear by it. My other ab exercise for the day was my weighted twists. Its basically this: you pick up a 30 lb dumbbell or 35 lb plate and hold it in front of you. You then twist from side to side as far as you can for 100 twists. I do this twice. It helps with my sides, arms, back and shoulders. I love it. When I first got my abs defined a few years ago this is all I did for my abs. It worked great.
After that was over with I made my Protein concoction, ate tuna with salad, and rested for a couple of hours. Then it was time for session number two. I decided to use the stationary bike that I bought my wife from Wal-Mart a few months ago. That damn thing makes my butt numb after 20 minutes of sitting so I decided to stay on until my butt was numb. I managed to get a good sweat worked up and was pleased with my second session: low impact, sweat producing, mentally satisfying. Can’t ask for more than that. Now all I need to do is get some more sleep and start my workouts earlier in the day. I did manage to take a 15 minutes nap with my daughter during the day so that helped. Damn did I need it too. I was so groggy at around 2 PM today. LOL.
Now that I think of it I feel a little lighter on my feet. Maybe it’s the Nike Shox (I call them Boings because of the commercials that came out a few years ago, plus I make believe that they make a boing-boing sound when I walk) that I am wearing, maybe it’s the fact that I am working out again. It’s probably a combination of both. I know that there will come a day when I just don’t want to deal with working out, but I think I will be prepared.
All in all, it was another awesome day. I ate right and worked out hard.