Sunday, April 09, 2006

Look at these guns!

Yes, I have begun weight training. I was going to post a picture of me in my underwear, as the "before" picture, but I decided I would wait until I got a ripped six pack, so I don't embarrass myself. Only after I have a very good "after" picture, will I divulge the "before." Oh yeah, and so I don't creep out anybody, there will be ample warning before clicking any undie shot. (God knows what kind of search engine keywords this discussion is going to yield! Oy-vey!)

So, I now own a weight bench. I think every man must own a weight bench at some point in his life. Becky's brother, Chuck, had one for a while. My dad owned one when he was in his thirties. Seems like it's a "well, I've been married ten-plus years, and it's time to take that spare tire off" kind of thing.

The program I'm doing is called Body for Life. It's a pretty simple program that involves eating right (portion control, low fat) six times a week, and six days of exercise: three days of weight training, three days of aerobics. The aerobic stuff I'm already doing--my swimming. This fits well into the program. I already eat pretty well, so I just have to make sure I don't pig out on portions or have any sweets and vending machine crap. Other than that, the weights are the only thing I needed to really learn how to do. Oh, yeah, on the seventh day, you rest. Just like God told us to. And you get to eat like a pig. Whatever you want on that seventh day. Six big macs, a steak and wash it all down with a growler of ODB Oak Barrel Stout. Amen to that!

I did my first weight lifting last night: upper body stuff. ("Yeah, I'm huge.") I felt really great afterward. I went to bed about 9:45pm and woke up at 3:30am. I couldn't get back to sleep. I felt completely rested and wide awake. I don't know if it's the weights or what, but I feel great!

Also last night, we had Jim and Lisa over for dinner. This was my "off" day, so we had huge T-bones, camembert mashed potatoes, and sautéed brussel sprouts with pecans. Yum!

J+L brought Mila and their new baby, Rachel Rose. She's such a pretty baby, and was really good all night. Here's a pretty nice picture of Mom and baby.


JamesF said...

Only after I have a very good "after" picture, will I divulge the "before."

So am I to understand then the before picture will never get posted? (j/k)

Diet Woman said...

Congratulations on starting BfL - I've been started on it a week and I'm still getting that 3.30am buzz as well.

Mom said...

Jim & Lisa'a baby Rachael Rose is a beautiful baby! How old is she now? What does Mila think of her???

Michelle B said...

just cruising blogs and wanna say congrats on your decision to start BFl.. I'm on week 9 of my first challenge and it's a great program/lifestyle!

I said the same thing at 1st about the pics and not wanting to post until I saw some results so I posted my first after a few weeks.. they aren't great and it was still highly embarrassing, but.. its really made me more accountable knowing people saw the initial progress and will be expecting to see more. Anyway.. great job!!!

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