DREAMGURU's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DREAMGURU DREAMGURU's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Be your own Inspiration! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2876803 Wife and I started this year after many years of not doing anything at all to really stay fit and we have managed to stick to it and, I believe, make some real changes. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, we spent an hour with our Y trainer/consultant, Angela. We were only really scheduled to get measured and learn some free weight exercises for when we travel or otherwise cannot make it to the gym. Angela only works with us to set routines, learn proper form, and answer our questions about exercise; no... Sat, 13 Feb 2010 09:59:06 EST 10 down, 16 to go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2802971 That last pound was a real bugger. I've got a feeling that the next 16 will be just as challenging. <BR> <BR> Read an interesting article today about strength training and it reminded me of how it really works. The key points I got from it was to push to muscle fatigue because it is after that when the muscle actually builds. <BR> <BR> Need to find out if 1 pound of fat will turn into 1 pound of muscle, or some other ratio. Wed, 27 Jan 2010 07:44:01 EST Week #2 was harder... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2784886 Week #1 was fun; sorta. New challenges, new learning, new habits and even the 5 pound quick drop was fun to see. Week #2 however, was beginning to feel like a chore, more like work. We (wife and I) have had to keep pushing ourselves. Admittedly, more her pushing me, but that works. <BR> <BR> However, here I am at the end of week 2. Almost another 5 pounds. I know that won't continue, but it is nice none the less. <BR> <BR> So this morning, I sat and thought about what differences d... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:15:11 EST Is it working yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2737785 We did the personal trainer session this morning and frankly it was great. I feel like positive about the plan that we were given. It was not outrageous but not easy either. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if you can see my fitness plan from here or not, but I've filled it out with what needs to be done. Wife did too. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I cannot begin to say how much love I feel for my wife; for the unconditional support she has given me and continues to give. The work outs are going to... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 00:37:07 EST 6 Pounds in 6 Days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2733056 I know the rate won't last, but at least the numbers are showing that I'm making a change. Which is what we set out to do! <BR> <BR> I'm sure the next 25 are going to be work and lots of it. And today, we (wife and I) meet the personal fitness trainer to start to learn what all those modern toture devices do and which ones we need to use. <BR> <BR> <em>23</em> Actually, I'm looking forward to the strength building machines. I'm not sure I'm ready to have my goals set by the super buf... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 07:34:33 EST Getting Started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2721535 Over the last week, the wife and I have been focused on life changing habits, fitness, food, medical, etc. We have looked at it all and have actually begun doing stuff. <BR> We have had a Y membership for 6 months. I used it for the first time today. Although, did go in for a consultation a couple of days ago to kick start planning. <BR> We have been changing our food habits for the last few days as well, tracking calories, and dang food groups. <BR> I've even started drinking water (I'm p... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 22:55:56 EST