D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

I can't lift my arms over my head.

Friday, December 22, 2006 10:44 AM

So today was the second really gruelling workout. I was still sore from the one two days ago, and believe me: I'm going to be REALLY feeling this tomorrow morning if not sooner. I can't lift my arms over my head yet (putting my ear-plugs in is kinda funny).

So my funny story from the workout: I lie down on a mat ready to do my first set of 150 crunches. There's about 3 people on the bikes next to me, another person doing some iron-crosses next to me. I lift my legs up, pull my head up, and count "1". Then I let rip a really loud fart. And not just an air-passing-through fart either...more of the what-did-I-have-for-dinner-last-night type. All I could do was say "excuse me", but nobody seemed to notice or care. Still a little embarassing though.

So yeah...it was a pretty harsh workout I think...more weights involvd, which I like, but to try and get it all done within a 2 hour span...man, its tough! It changed up a bit too:

30 min bike
10 min treadmill (did better this time, but still had to hang on the bar)
2 x 150 sissys (name is NOT a good indicator of the exercise...they were brutal)
3 x to-failure half-ball pushups
3 x 150 crunches
4 x 10 Lats
4 x 10 ...grab handles attached to weights, then pull in front of you in an x...can't remember the name
4 x 10 clover

So now I'm off until Wednesday of next week, although I think I've learned enough to put in a workout on Monday anyway (my last workout I did alot without needing any weights at all). I'll do a weigh-in maybe tonight too...its been two weeks I think since I weighed myself?



# re: I can't lift my arms over my head.

Dude, never weigh yourself, let your clothes tell you if you are loosing weight or not. If you weigh yourself you may not like the outcome; you might end up saying “I did all of that and only lost that much”. Seriously give yourself 6 months on this program and then weigh yourself, by then you probably won’t have to as other people will notice it as will your pocket book as you have to buy new clothes. The scale is the biggest deterant in loosing the weight. 12/22/2006 11:21 AM | Willyd

# re: I can't lift my arms over my head.

Oh absolutely...I mean, I'm not just basing my success/failure on what the scale weighs. I want to get one of those tape measures that will let me check my stomach, chest, waist for inches and monitor that too...and I'm very aware that the type of workouts I'm doing are going to result in muscle growth, which means that the scale might not show what's really going on.

But I have noticed that I can do up my vest alot easier lately...a bit more room in there.

D 12/22/2006 12:21 PM | D'Arcy from Winnipeg

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