Out of the last 16 days, I have succeeded in getting in a 45 minute session fourteen days on the Cybex stationary cycle, after which my tee shirt quite literally could not be more soaked than if I wore it in Tommy O's swimming pool at the 4th of July.
Which translates into a serious series of MOAM workouts.
This Saturday morning, in keeping with my pathetic commitment to report my progress to you, I am happy to disclose the following.
- I feel freaking great... from a general standpoint.... just much more comfortable as I sit and move during the day.
- I've lost 11 lbs. and my clothes fit much better.
- I can feel tone in my ass and legs.
- I can do push ups again. When I started on New Year's Day, I most embarrassingly could not do one. Yesterday I did 13 in a row.
- I feel more alert and attentive at work... and stress out much less often.
- I don't get sluggish in the afternoon, whereas before by three in the afternoon, I frequently had to fight off fatigue to attend to work issues.
Don't get me wrong.... I'm still a loud, somewhat obnoxiously opinionated, cranky, bastard,
But my secret fear.....that embarking on this lifestyle change would turn me into a mushy headed Liberal.... has not materialized. Thank the Creator for that!!!!!
It hasn't been all Goose Down and Rose Petals though.
I still have this nagging voice when it is time to workout in the late afternoon that urges me to blow it off for any particular reason, and I have to fight through that urge. And the workouts are hard and painful. Halfway through, I think about quitting and worry that the session will never end.
But it does end, and I am rewarded with a sense of satisfaction and achievement when it is over.... along with the soaked tee shirt. Then I shower, weigh myself and record the whole thing on an Excel spreadsheet which projects the progress that my present condition has on meeting the August 1 goal.
And it gets worse Peeps.....
Yesterday I went down to Marblehead cycle and priced out a nice Trek Road Bike that I plan to purchase in the Spring. Man,,, those bikes have changed since I bought my CCM ten speed back in 1971.