December 28th, 2010

Leonard machismo

Workout Report 12/28/2010

Been a while since I've done one of these! But it's all part of the whole "get back into the swing of regular exercise" bit.

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I need to remember to weigh myself after the workout; I also picked out a machine to add a chest press to the routine, but didn't actually do any sets on it, just tried enough to be sure I could get into it. (My arms were pretty wobbly by the end!)

Sport and Health was also giving out samples from their food plan; it was good stuff! laurie_robey and I are probably going to start using it for a few lunches and dinners at least every week — our lunches are currently particularly bad due to the limited nature of our easy choices. It's not like Nutri-System or something like that: the food plan isn't "diet food" in any way, but it comes in balanced, pre-planned portions for either a 1200- or 1600-calorie diet, so you know what you're getting up front and all you have to do is warm it up. That will make portion control easy.

When I went through my "smart start" with the trainer, his opinion was that my daily caloric intake was probably too low (and of course, too carb/sugar-heavy), leaving me with a slow metabolism. So hopefully having a pre-made food plan ready to go will rev up the engine a bit and make fat burning happen.

Also, while I'm at it: for Christmas, I got laurie_robey an X-Box 360 Kinect plus the system's equivalent to DDR. We played with it quite a bit over the weekend and it's a lot of fun, although I wish the music choices were more appealing. Benny Benassi's "Satisfaction" is the best thing on there, with various Lady Gaga chart-toppers being next in line ... most of the rest is just crap. There are unlockable songs and you can download paid add-on songs as well, however, so maybe we'll find some better stuff. The only real problem is that to play with it requires moving all the furniture, which is kind of a pain in the hinder.

That's all for now! Catcha later. :)

-The Gneech