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
I mentioned yesterday that I have my new BowFlex set up now, and I want to start using it this weekend. While it is a “good problem” to have, my challenge is to figure out which exercises to do and why. For example, the manual that comes with it suggests 26 possible exercises for Chest (3), Shoulder (6), Back (4), Arm (4), Abdominal (2), and Legs (7). But there are some other variables at play, of course.
Of the 26 exercises, 10 are seated, which is likely not a bad place to start for me. There’s only one seated one for legs and one for shoulders, but all the others have multiple options.… Read the rest
Okay, so let’s talk about my experience with various exercise machines. Let’s start with the basic reality that I’m fat and I’m not particularly enthused about working out around a bunch of fit people who know what they’re doing. It waxes and wanes in intensity, but it doesn’t completely go away. I also have trouble being motivated if I have to actually GO somewhere to work out.
Back in high school, I bought a small home gym, and I really liked it. It had a stack of weights that went up to about 150lbs as I recall, and I started using it.… Read the rest
So, today was the day. I got my first vaccine shot, Astra Zeneca, back at the end of April. Two months later, today, I got my second shot, this time Moderna. I’m doubly vaccinated.
Quick overview of the process
My wife booked me in through the provincial system, and with lots of bookings coming available in the last week, she found me a spot in August, then July, then two in June. We adjusted the schedules slightly and I went in at 4:30 this afternoon. The site was a local sportsplex, and I know it pretty well. My wife has played curling there as well as taken some courses, my son has had multiple summer camps, we’ve done a few expos there, swimming lessons, even attended a friend’s wedding vow renewal ceremony.… Read the rest