Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Slow & Steady Wins the Race

While I have to admit that getting back into the swing of things after my week off in the Outer Banks wasn't easy, I can proudly say that I'm back on track. 

I've managed to keep a consistent routine and am beginning to see real results.

I've only lost a few pounds but, given my week of excess while I was away, I think that's a decent result for my first month.

On top of the looser pants problem I'm having now (a good problem to have I might add), I noticed during the last couple of workouts that all of my weights are increasing. I can bench press, squat, curl, pull, push and carry a noticeably heavier load than I could just a month ago. 

If that's not motivation to keep at it, I don't know what is.

I haven't transformed my body yet, but my goal is for long-term weight loss and fitness and I know that doesn't happen overnight without surgery. I'm confident that if I stay the course I will achieve - and maintain - my fitness goals.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Back on Track

Returned from a week's vacation this past weekend and made it back to the gym today. I was feeling tight and sluggish from sitting around reading all week, but I feel oh-so-much better now. Had a bowl of oatmeal with blueberries and a cup of coffee, then I was off.

I did get a little exercise in the way of some surfing here and there while in Cape Hatteras, but not nearly as much as I wanted as the waves were HUGE for the first few days (thanks Kyle).

I am psyched, however, that I got to ride my 7'0 rounded pin this trip. I hadn't really had a chance to dial her in and was afraid I'd have trouble since it's so much shorter than what I'm used to. We had a fun morning at Frisco Pier in waist high surf and warm water. I'll post some trip pics soon.