Pax (funcrunch) wrote,

Getting fit

As I mentioned at the conclusion of the 12-day McDougall Program, I've realized I need to do more vigorous exercise if I'm going to lose any more weight. I located my copy of Bob Greene's (aka Oprah's personal trainer) book Get With The Program which I attempted to follow back in 2004. According to my notes I didn't last long :-P But now I have the advantage of time, so there's one less excuse for me not to get fit. Besides, this is a phased-in approach to fitness, which seems safe and sane.

So I started this morning with his set of "functional exercises" - stretches and crunches, basically. Nothing that should have been too challenging, but - ouch! My muscles are so stiff. I obviously need this.

Exercise plan for this week:

Monday/Wednesday/Saturday: Functional exercises
Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday: Jog; up Hyde St. to Aquatic Park Tue/Thurs, along Embarcadero Sunday
Friday: Rest day
Saturday: Walk (usual ~3.5 mile roundtrip to Fort Mason for bass lesson; will try to walk more briskly)

Wish me luck, I'll need it...
Tags: fitness

  • Year in review - 2014

    Starting on testosterone therapy and subsequently getting a legal change of name and gender were my most important events of 2014 (and indeed,…

  • Down on the farm

    I'm adjusting to my new work schedule this week, having put in two shifts at the 23rd St. garden, one at Alemany Farm and my usual at the Free Farm…

  • Racing hiatus

    Yesterday I watched boyziggy set a PR for the 5K race distance, at the very same spot where I set my own 5K PR back in September…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.