Friday, February 13, 2009

Exercise One

Yesterday I started to work out. Again.

I will make an attempt to be more consistent this time. Last time / last gym started off strong, but when my travel started to increase, my exercise time decreased in equal proportion and frequency.

The old gym was ok, but it was functional. I'm not looking for glamour, ya know. Oh, and because it was in the building my company was in, it only cost $10 a month.

The new gym is nicer, but it is a bit more pricey. Not that I care. It needs to be done.

On a BMI scale, I'm good, but I want to be better. I need to be. My lipid profile is pretty good. Triglycerides are where they need to be. The overall cholesterol is fine. LDL is hitting all the marks. But my HDL is lower than it should be. The only way to raise it is through diet and exercise.

I'd be lying if I said there are not other benefits. Hopefully ones that will show. Things could be toner. Tighter. I'm not above admitting to being vain.

So my initial work-out began at 06:00 yesterday. I thought I would try an early morning routine to see how suits me. I had been doing after office visits, but after a long day of work, sometimes you just don't have the energy to go. Guilty!

This new place provides some one-on-one training with the monthly fee, so that will be good, though I want someone encouraging and not who berates me. I don't need my 6th grade gym teacher.

This gym also has lots of members I know. I'm not sure this is a good thing. When signing up, I ran into to folks. While working out yesterday at 06:00, I ran into two more. You know - some people you just don't want to see in the shower. You just don't.

....nor do I necessarily want them to see me either.

So, anyway - here we go. Another attempt be be healthier.

Song by: Joy Division


tornwordo said...

good luck sir.

Anonymous said...

Just keep showing up to the gime. Before you know it, it's a brushing your teeth. you brush your teeth?