Monday, June 4, 2012

Starting to Work Out... Again

Today I decide to start working out again. The past few years I have started then gotten sick for several weeks/months and stopped and then struggled to start again. That happen to me earlier this year where I worked out for months, lost 18 pounds and was feeling great. Then I got sick, stopped and never went back.

So I've decided to try once again.. let's hope I can stick to it this time.

Every Monday I weight myself, this morning I was 205, I set my June Goal to get below 200 by the end of June. It's going to take working out and eating right to reach that goal. I really don't have a problem working out.. I enjoy it, my biggest issue is the food, eating properly. It's always been my biggest issue and I have still not be able to conquer it. I know things won't change over night but I'm going to have to find a way to eat better or all this working out will be for not.

Today's Workout (easing myself back into it)

30 minutes of cardio on the elliptical

3 sets of 10 on the front leg press (45 lbs)
3 sets of 10 on the chest fly for my chest (75 lbs)
3 sets of 10 on the free weight (110 lbs)


  1. I used to have the exact same problem! I still say it was hot yoga that fixed me up enough to be healthy most of the time, but exercise in general will get you healthy and eventually keep you healthy so this stops happening. It just takes luck to get into a groove where you manage to avoid illness. Eating well (i.e. veggies!) helps you get over that hump too but ultimately it is damn hard to do. Avoid too much sugar and alcohol, they depress your immune system, for the next few weeks and hopefully you can pull ahead of the workout-get sick spiral. Encouragement and support from NorCal Guildies!

    1. Grrr should say from Olivia

  2. Make sure to have some kind of multivitamin and source of Omega-3 oil in your day. And within 30-45 minutes of a hard workout, make sure to consume some protein (15-20g) and carbs in a 4/1 ratio (carbs to protein) -- this is the peak time when the body is looking for protein to help rebuild the muscles after the workout so they are at the highest state to absorb it. A good protein shake, or Muscle Milk, or a large class of chocolate milk are good sources. In fact, low-fat chocolate milk is a great recovery drink. Of course, drinking to replenish electrolytes is also a good thing (Gatorade, PowerAde, etc.).

    You can do it, Kenny!!