Sunday, January 16, 2011

Basketball at the Gym

Wow, talk about one hell of a workout. Literally, I thought i was going to have a heart attack. Normally, I just go the gym and shoot some hoops on my own and work on my shot. A few times, I've been there when there was a pick up game. I've wanted to join in, but I know my skills and fitness level are no where near the level of competing. This type, I joined in on a 2 on 2 game, and boy did I suck. I was winded and my shot was worse than it normally is. Afterward, I played a little 1 on 1, and again I got my ass handed to me.

It was a great workout. Better than I've had in months.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Gold's Gym Challange: What a Flop

Well, I thought i would sign up for Gold's Gym Challenge, but turns out they want you to drop some serious money on person training classes before you can be a a part of the contest.

The best part is that I asked multiple times if there was any cost to sign up for the contest, and every time the answer was no. They said come on in to get your picture and measurements taken. When I get there, the kid starts telling me that I have to sign up for a $800 training program... screw that. They he says we can start out with a $99 program for three sessions. . . again, screw that.

He pretty much tells me that I don't really have a chance of winning if I don't get his training classes. Listen, I've been around long enough to know what I have to do to get in shape. I don't need some lame workout programs from Gold's Gym, and I'm certainly not paying for them.

So, I was looking for motivation to and I thought that this contest would be it, but it turns out that the motivation came from the way I felt I got when trying to sign up. I can't do it on my own. Well, we'll see in 12 weeks.

Today, I rocked it out with little cardio and some solid weights. I'm going back on Art's lifting program. I'll be doing cario 5 times a week. Swimming, basketball, punching bag, cycling class, and cardio machines. We'll how this turns out.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Day 2

Today, I went to a cycling class at the gym for 45 min. Eating was a 5 out of 10. We went out to dinner and i ate kinda shitty

I ate:

- bread/butter
- 1 cheesy rice ball
- fried calamari
- 2 servings of pizza
- 1/2 serving of tirimasu
- 1/2 of a cannoli

Tomorrow, I know I can have a good breakfast and solid dinner. My challanges will be packing a good lunch and going out for Monday night football.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Ok, It's been a long time

Well, it's been some time since my last post.

I'm gettting back on the wagon. Today was a good day for workingout, I hit the gym. This will make two days this week. Next weeking I'm going to go to one class with my wife, lift twice, and swim twice.

Eating kind of sucked. I eat thanksgiving leftovers for lunch and then snacked on an entire bag of crackers.

Today, I played some basketball, and then I hit the punching bag for a while. Like 20 min or so. Overall, I worked out for 45 min.

Tomorrow starts the first day of a new week.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Took The Bike For a Walk

It's a great day for a bike ride. My bike didn't haven't any air in the tires so I walked it to the corner to the gas station. Unfortunately, about 2 mins after blowing up the front tire, it was flat again. No big deal. I was looking forward to biking, but it turned out to be a nice 2 mile walk with the bike.

It shows how important it is to know what can go wrong during a race. I've read 100 different places that you need to know how to handle your everyday bike related malfunctions. I don't even know how to replace a bike tire on the fly. I'm going to look it up on youtube. If this happened during the race, I would be screwed.

Over all, it was a very nice morning.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Being Prepared

Being prepared is the biggest piece to the puzzle. I'm very excited about this new Tupperware set I got from Wegman's. They are the perfect size. They fit great the cooler I bought. I can even fit my protein shake and my water bottle. I have the day off tomorrow, but I know I'll be running around all day, and I want to get some good food in.

I packed a nice sandwich on wheat bread with turkey, sprouts, lettuce, Swiss cheese, and mustard. I packed pretzels, grapes, an orange, and a few pickles. For a 10 am snack, I brought a yogurt.

My goal is to drink one 32 oz Nalgene before noon, a second 32 oz Nalgene before 6pm, and a third Nalgene before 10 pm.

For the breakfast, I'll have 2 eggs, oatmeal, and some apples sauce.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

4 Miles Here I Come

Heading out the Door for 4 miles. Walking the first one and running the last 3.

Maybe it will do me some good and get some of this fluid moving and out of my lungs.

Check back in afterwards.