@ 38%

After going to the gym for the past few weeks I feel that I’m getting into better shape but I didn’t take any real measurements except for my weight. I dropped from 106.7 KG to 103.1 since the last week of March which isn’t too bad progress since I haven’t changed my eating habits too much. Then the other day the trainer at Inspire wanted to take detailed measurements meaning all kinds of ridiculous percentages.

The one number that shocked me is that I am 37.8% fat or 38%, meaning I am more then 1/3 blubber. That is just ridiculous, I was honestly flabbergasted, shocked, I didn’t think of my self as fat, more like big boned! lol! Still I was a bit shocked, I knew that I was working out and trying to be healthier, gain strength, but never thought of myself as that fat. I’m probably going to step it up at the gym and try to reduce the amount of food I eat, the key word being here is try.

Pushing Through

The last few weeks have been a bit hectic with work family and also getting a bit of the flu which I decided to fight off with a combination of drugs instead of waiting it out. Through out all of this I have been consistent about two things, riding my motorcycle and going to the gym. Recently I have been going to the gym three times a week, consistently and I’m trying to stick to it.

I have really checked the scale over the last three weeks but my motorcycle jackets fit me better if that isn’t an indication then I don’t, well at least I’m happy. I don’t have a lot of time but I try to stick to a schedule with the gym, at least three times a week, I try for four if I am lucky. Usually there is a social event I have to go to or something that comes up but I have managed to keep things consistent.

The one thing about working out is that by the time I am done I black out at night and the last few weeks I have been sleeping early. Not as much online time as I would like, especially since work has been getting very busy. Still its progress, but I’m feeling pain in places that I never you could hurt before.

Making Progress

As of a few weeks ago I started cutting back on food a few weeks ago now and I have officially gone to the gym more times in the past 10 days then I did the whole of last year. I have been going to Inspire gym and it really is named right, you feel motivated to work out, and I haven’t done this in a very long time. I pretty much worked out until the point I almost blacked out.

I feel good working out and it will take a couple of weeks for my body to get used to this because I haven’t done this in such a long time and I am EXTREMELY out of shape but I’m very determined to get there. I honestly dropped a few times, lost balance and landed hard on the floor, and I almost blacked out twice but I have a goal and I plan to achieve it.

As of today I dropped from 106.7 Kilograms to 103.6 Kilograms in two and a half weeks which isn’t too bad, I’m planning to drop 10 KG by the end of the a month. That is an achievable goal but I have to commit to it.

But what I felt today really through me off but still pulled myself together at the end:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Light Headedness
  • And Pain In Places I Never Felt Before

Gym – Day One

Bowflex

This was the first step, I just decided to go right after work to the gym and eat after the gym. Usually I’m tied up for lunch so I don’t have the ability to go the gym, so I don’t go after lunch. I prefer to workout with an empty stomach, light on my feet and able to move around. So this time I went to the gym right after work, last time I went to the gym was in September or October of last year, and people were surprised to see me there.

I just wanted to get on the elliptical trainer for 20-30 minutes cardio, then some chest and bicep resistance training. This is to help lose weight rather then gain muscle mass.

I cam to one realization after the elliptical and starting the resistance training. I’m weak as hell, I used to be able to curl 35 lb dumbbells but this time 20lbs and I was getting tired. It felt good to be at the gym and I was surprised how packed it was and so many people I kept saying hello to. After finish the shoulder, chest and bicep exercises I felt good but I knew would be feeling pain the next day and I did for about three days. Now I’m going to try to go at least twice a week.