Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Day 1 and Day 2 the excitment begins!!!

Yesterday I signed up at the gym. It was the first day of the get real experiment for me.
I have thought alot about what it would take for me to do this again. Focus will the first hurdle. I have to not over talk this. Actions will speak far louder than words.
Day 1
20 minutes at 3.2 no incline on the treadmill
flat bench chest press with the big bar( 45lbs.) 4 sets of 15 reps
flat bench dumbell flys 8 lb. dumbells 4 sets of 15 reps chest
Incline bench press with big bar( 45lb.s) 4 sets of 15 reps

Lat pulls 40lbs. 4 sets of 15 reps
seated rows 40lbs. 4 sets of 15 reps back
dumbell deadlifts 12 lb. dumbells 4 sets of 15 reps

abs 4 sets of 15 upper, lower , obliques and lower again. abs

Day 2

20 minutes on treadmill 3.2 no incline

Over head shoulder press 8 lbs. dumbells 4 sets 15 reps
side laterals 5 lb. dumbells 4 sets 15 reps
Behind the neck press with the curl bar( 25 lbs.) 4 sets 15 reps shoulders

dumbell curls 12 lb. dumbells 4 sets 15 reps
dumbell curls with curl bar(25lbs) 4 sets 15 reps
curl bar( 25 lbs.) reps 5 to the waist, 5 from the chest to the waist and last 5 complete curls 4 sets 15 reps biceps

cable v-bar tricep press downs 40lbs. 4 sets 15 rep
cable straight bar reverse grip tricep press 40 lbs. 4 sets 15 reps
flat bench brain crushers curl bar(25 lbs.) 4 sets 15 reps triceps

abs 4 sets of 15 reps lower, regular , lower and regular abs

Now having typed all that you can get an idea of what I am doing and I won't type this stuff every day. Maybe just the leg routine and that's it all. Just know that I am tryin-hard!!
I am getting my eating under control for the most part. I have to admit that I ate too many WW wheat thins yesterday but my choices are healthy. But hey.....everything is good in the beginning.
I used to love to excerise, I loved it and I never thought I would ever get away from it. Never say never.
I had a zillion excuses, some that were real and huge, some not so much. I think I got tired of struggling, adding the hard work of excerise to my burgeoning list was too much to do.

Anyway here I go. Once I lace up my shoes I'm ready . I wonder how long till I'm back and if I can come back. I'll be 56 thursday. I'm tying Aaron for myself with your help.

Whu-who I feel sore.....


Aaron said...

Nice looking workouts! Just think where you will be this time next year...

How are you doing with water? Staying hydrated?

Keep it up!

M said...

Great job! Can you move? I find that eating right is easier when I've been exercising. I don't want to waste my hard work on a cookie. Or 10 cookies.

Jeff said...

Great start! (How do you remember all that weight stuff you're doing?)

mem said...

Jeff when I first started excerising my son was in 4th grade and he will be 24 in January. I was trained by a bodybuilder who owned the gym where I had just started taking aerobics. I was HUGE fat. He asked me if I was interested in lifting weights and I said OK. He trained me for free for about 2 years. He preached form form form and remembering what you did and why you did it.
I guess it is like riding a bike you never forget. Now, having said that I haven't excerised consistantly in about 6 1/2 years and I can recite you tons of excerises BUT I still have to excecute them and I'm fat and out of shape.