That hurts!

Well yesterday was working the biceps, shoulders and back…and man am I sore. I can definitely tell that my right arm is the dominant arm. My left shoulder is killing me, so much so that I had to ice it in order to fall asleep last night. Even today, it feels better, but is still very painful.

A bunch of exercises yesterday like lat pull-downs, chin-ups (assited of course), more superman’s, crunches, bicep curls and hammer curls followed up by a good sweaty cardio run. 2.0 miles in 20 minutes. Not really that fast, but it killed 360 calories! Next time we meet (Tuesday) is the leg day. Think I might have to head to the gym though to get in some cardio, or if the weather keeps nice, then I’ll go for a run outside.

As sore as I am, it feels good to know that I’m progressing (slowly) and that soon I’ll be able to these exercises with ease. Can’t wait to buy more pants and shirts…the pants are already getting loose…but that could be because they’re just stretching a bit.

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Vegas baby!

Well, the gym that I have my membership at is running a contest right now, and the prize is a trip to Las Vegas. I’ve been there, but never out of the airport. I so want to win this prize. How do I win it, by working out, losing weight, eating right and having fun! I signed on with a personal trainer (another part of the requirement) to get my ass in gear. So far we’ve only had 2 sessions, and the first was more so an evaluation.

The evaluation was interesting. Apparently I’m at about 31.3% body fat, and only 215.4 lbs. That means that I’ve lost weight in the few prior days to the assesment. I’ll be tracking my BF on a somewhat daily basis with my scale at home, and will be updating the site as I can.

The second session was a little bit of a killer. Dumb bell press, dips, french press, superman’s, push-ups and of course cardio. Hmmm….seems like we did way more then that. It was chest/tricep day. Today will be shoulders/back/bicep day (I think). My arms hurt, and it was hard to even do 3 sets of 5 push-ups…I felt like such a weakling, but still tried to push myself. I know that I’m the only one that can push myself and actually do it. Anyone else can scream and yell at me and tell me what to do, but ultimately I choose to do it.

I’m sore today…I think that’s a good thing. I’m not concerned about my committment to the gym and the program, now I just need to start eating more healthy foods and actually stick to some sort of meal plan. That’s the next thing that I’ll be working on.

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