Started Week 2

September 28, 2007

On Tuesday I officially started Week 2 of the Couch-to-5k running program that is the basis for my cardio workouts.  5k Week Date Incline Warmup Walk Jog Time Miles KMs 2a 9/25/2007 2% 3.5 3.0 5.0 37 2.34 3.77 2a 9/26/2007 2% 3.5 3.0 5.0 37 2.33 3.75 2a 9/27/2007 2% 3.5 3.0 5.0 37 2.33 [...]


More Signs of Dedication

September 25, 2007

I’ve never been great at sticking to things, and certainly not exercise.  But I’m seeing lots of signs that I am changing and staying with the program. Like yesterday, when I got up at 3:45am to lift weights for 45 minutes before I got on a plane to Chicago.  After a long day I ended [...]


Hitting the Road

September 21, 2007

Perhaps emboldened by my public workouts this week, yesterday I took my cardio program off the treadmill and took to the lake path near our house.  I’ve walked it before and there are quarter mile markers which make it good for running, and the hills aren’t too bad.  It’s about 2.25 miles.  Unfortunately there turned out to [...]


4 Observations From My Hotel Workouts

September 20, 2007

As I wrote yesterday in I’m Still Fat But I’m Already a New Me I did a great job this week on my business trip, actually exercising in a hotel “fitness center.”  In addition to what I wrote in that post about not working out while I travel I should also point out that I haven’t [...]


I’m Still Fat But I’m Already a New Me

September 19, 2007

I’ve been referring to my weight loss program as a journey to a new me.  I expect the journey to take two years although that is only the start - it needs to be for the rest of my life. I’m down 14 pounds in the first month and a half or so of my [...]


Jim Fixx I am Not

August 29, 2007

I finally started my cardio program this week.  Having done some jogging in the past (I even ran a 10k once) I found myself drawn to Cool Running’s Couch-to-5K Running Plan, which it seems like a lot of other folks are trying as well.  The idea is you start easy with mostly walking and some jogging and you make [...]


5 Easy Steps to a New Pair of Shoes

August 25, 2007

Another week has gone by without me doing cardio but I have moved a step closer by having bought a new pair of shoes. I have always had a hard time getting shoes that fit properly because my feet are wider than average. I could never buy Adidas when I was a kid because they [...]


Strength Training

August 18, 2007

I have added strength training to my health program this week.  I have a Bio Force machine (I’ll write a review on this machine at some point, but I really like it) and some dumbells. Monday, Wednesday, Friday (about 20 minutes) Squats - 3 sets X 15 reps X 0 lbs (just using body weight to start) [...]


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