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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hump Day

Happy Hump Day!  Half way through another week.  This one seems slow compared to our 4 day week last week.  Actually, every week should be a 4 day week!

So i've started running pretty regularly now and I'm managing about a mile/day before the wheezing and agony sets in.  I figure this will be a good start to getting to getting my body familiar with activities other than sitting and laying around!  I am trying to curb my diet as well - i bought raw carrots to munch on rather than chips and diet soda.  The problem with becoming lackadaisical is that your body craves junk food and lots of it.  The more you get in shape, the more these cravings subside.  Strange how that works - more exercise less food.. hmmm.. maybe I should clarify.. it works more like less quantities and more meals. 

Week one has been good so far.  I am tired but not overly sore which was my main concern.  Cardio is my main priority and then I will move into a more nautilus based workout with wieghts and plyo.  I am going to track my results with before and after pics.  Anyways - that's all for now.  I will keep you posted on my progress.  Remember to check out my sites -


Friday, June 3, 2011


Another week is gone.  Today I tried to watch what I eat in the attempts to start my trek to a fitter me.  Started the day with a serving of oatmeal.. luch was a tuna sandwich on wheat roll with lettuce, tomato and chedder.  Here comes the hard part - dinner.  It is Friday and I loooove eating out.  Italian has been my taste lately but I am going for sushimi instead.  High protein, low carbs.  There are a number of great restaurants in the city - ozumo, sushi groove south, mas sake, sushi rock.

Tomorrow I hope to get a run in early and do some plyo with my girfriend in the afternoon.  I figure the first week back to working out after about na year off will be pretty painful.  My goal is to not get so sore to where I will not be able to workout the rest of the week.  Hydrating and stretching are the key to getting through the first few days back.  One of the biggest problems people face is getting discouraged from pain and not continuing with the week.  we all know that 'one days rest" turns into a few weeks off.  Once I start my routine, I do not stop until my goal is reached.  I hope to walk you through my painful road back to being in shape and happy with my physique.  Please post comments or any words of wisdom!  Thnaks. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My First Post

So this is my first post!!  I'm excited!  As you may see from my profile, I am in my 30s and eagerly trying to get back in shape.  I work in finance so as you can imagine the last few years were pretty tough on me - I moved to SF for a great job in 2007; market tanked in 2008 and I lost my job; I moved home to NJ to try and find work; no one was hiring so I worked odd jobs throughout 2009.  I finally moved back to SF for an opportunity in one of former organizations in early 2010 and I'm settled.  Considering the inconsistency in my life during that time, working out was not a part of my daily routine.  I can make excuses like, 1) I work market hours in Cali (5am - 3PM), 2) I am in a relationship and no longer need to workout (my favorite), 3) I have 2 dogs I need to look after, etc.

I mentioned I am from NJ but not "Jersey Shore" NJ actually more like "Abercrombie" NJ.  I'm not going to lie though, I had my phase of spiked hair, wife-beaters, tanning and lifting!  I will say that I was in good shape in my 20s.  I played sports throughout my childhood and swam through college.  When I starting working an office job, I maintained the workout regimen for about 10 years.  However, times have changed and I am not interested in bulking up anymore.. I simply want to get in shape.  Looking good is important but feeling healthy is taking precedence now.

So a little about me - I live with my girlfriend and 2 dogs - one is a weiner dog we had since he was a puppy (now he's one) and the other is a little mutt that pees all over everything and hates everyone but my girlfriend, including me.  She has to wear a diaper around the house and we recently received threats of eviction because she bark incessantly.  I think an electric bark collar is inhumane so I got the next best thing to help remedy our little dilemma - a citrus scented spray collar!  Too funny!  I come home and she is silent and smells like oranges.  It is not harmful, dogs just don't like the smell. 

Anyways - enough for the first post.  I will be in touch and let you know how my road to weight loss goes.  Thanks!