So I went a bit overboard today on my planning function for my workouts. For Stretching, I took the 16 low-difficulty exercises, figured out which order to do them in that makes sense, and prepared a simple 4×4 table in Word that shows the pretty pics and names of the exercises. And then I used it today for the first time. It worked perfectly.
I wasn’t surprised I liked the layout, I had pretty much already done the same thing for the Bowflex routine (9 exercises in the 20 minute full body workout).
I used it for the second time today, and it also worked well.… Read the rest
I have my home gym in place, and I know what I’m doing for the exercises. I chatted with my brother-in-law last night who does a bunch of stuff with weights and works out regularly. He knows way more about this stuff than I do, and I got some good tips for how I set up my routine for the future in terms of weight levels for the BowFlex and number of reps.
But as I look farther forward to my “new” normal for working regularly and changing my body, there are several things still in my “to be determined” category.… Read the rest
I posted earlier about keeping track of my body metrics (Changing my body – Baseline 21-001), and I feel somewhat, umm, undecided about them. Some seem obvious, like weight. BMI has some well-known issues, and I don’t really care about it, but it’s auto-calculated on every app, so I don’t care if it’s there. But beyond that? I’m not sure what I actually care about.
I have three separate apps that track measurements, and I’ve set them all up for now so that I can see what it looks like when I do my October and November updates. Essentially, I want to see what they show me for ongoing tracking, so for now, I’m tracking “everything” that each one does.… Read the rest
After my workout on Sunday, Monday was my “off day” and so today, Tuesday, was my day to work out again. The BowFlex comes with a number of suggested workout routines, and I started with the 20-minute Better Body workout. It has nine exercises, and they recommend doing it 3x a week.
Initial stretching. As I mentioned previously, I don’t have a good stretching routine set up yet and today was the clear evidence of that…I did some hip and quad stuff, some arm and neck, and a bit of back arching, but I’m hoping to get it down to a “known” set of exercises that I’ll do as opposed to having to think “which ones” at the time.… Read the rest
September 11 is the start of my new attempt at body transformation. My intent is to do all my measurements and photos on the first of each month, and so I’m a bit behind in a sense, but I need to set my baseline now. I have to start somewhere and there’s no real reason to delay until October 1st. So here it goes…
Weight: 343.4 lbs … My highest top out was 350 even and that will be my overall mark from which I’ll do my formal deductions in the macro sense, so in a sense, I start already down 6.6 lbs, 158.4 lbs to go (4% of my goal).… Read the rest