Monday, April 30, 2007

Exercise needs and reality

A rough start has already happened as I had to cancel my appointment with my trainer today because I had to come home to await the dryer repair man who actually appeared an hour and a half BEFORE the window we were supposed to be there for him. Amy was home. The little piece that pushes in when the dryer door is closed to enable it to start had broken off, to the tune of $150.

I will get to the gym Tuesday (hopefully with my trainer), but I have to leave immediately after work on Wednesday as we're going to the Braves game (my Phillies are in town) which will mean ballpark food. Thursday I leave work immediately to the dentist, but I imagine I can go by the gym after the appointment as Amy will be working that night. Friday it's straight home from work to rest and head out to dinner before our adoption support group monthly meeting, and Saturday I leave work directly to go play cards (lame excuse not to exercise, but it's my best source of relaxation).

NEXT WEEK will better. I think I scheduled myself Monday through Friday only, working 47 hours and getting off early enough each day to be able to go to the gym afterwards. We'll see what fivve days of strength and cardio will do for some impact. I have a number of people who have said I look slimmer, but I have not lost any weight, so it's all fat/muscle/tone conversion.

I meet with Cooper once a week, doing two weeks of upper body to one week of lower, and most weeks we close out the last ten minutes doing boxing work, which really gets the heartrate up!

12 comments:

Lynne said...

Michael - Good luck with you exercise routine - wish I could get into the exercise mode. Just too lazy I guess. Have fun at the game!

Brandy said...

Michael: Keep with it ... don't get discouraged ... I'm working on losing weight and getting in shape as well. It can be hard ... and discouraging at times ... but just stick with it. One day at a time! Many blessings to you and yours!

Michelle said...

Good luck with your goal...just remember even doing a little bit here and there every day counts!

Debi said...

Good for you! I need to use you for inspiration!
And GO PHILLIES! (O.K.--I really don't follow baseball anymore, but when I was a kid, they were always my team.)

TeaMouse said...

Keep it up - and you will see results! Having a trainer helping you is a huge bonus.

Lynn said...

Michael, no pain, no gain. LOL. Just keep it up. And the results each week will encourage you more to do this. Also, health is wealth. There's no losin' in keeping fit. :)

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Good luck with the exercise. I hate it, but try to do at least 4 days of cardio and 2 days of strength training. Muscle burns fat so keep it up!

Amy said...

Hi Michael,

I, too, am trying to lose weight. I need hip replacements! Anyway, just remember when you are at the ball park try to pick the healthiest food. Our ballpark offers a wide range of food and hopefully yours does too. Also whenever you can take stairs instead of an elevator. And drink as much water as you can possibly stand!

I will be praying for both of you, as I know too well what a struggle it can be. But we can do ALL things through Christ which strengthens us!!

Go Phillies!

Carrie! :o) said...

Good luck! You have alot more motivation than me ... well, I'm preggy so that's a mute subject now anyway, LOL. :o)

Jennifer said...

Good luck! I need some motivation myself. I know how much I need to be exercising, but actually doing it is a different story.
I just have to say - $150 for that little piece - that is NUTS! They must be making a killing! Ugh - I'd have been sick over that!

Mercy's Maid said...

Those crazy repair people always keep ya guessing, don't they?

Good luck with your gym work!

Soccer Girl said...

Hang in there, Michael!!!