Progress Is Nice

Sunday, March 28, 2010

I've completed 3 months of solid workouts with a trainer at my gym, 3 evenings a week. These have included strength training, functional training, stability work and cardio. I can see small changes in my body but I feel entirely different. I sleep very well. In addition I've added a few other workouts a week, depending. I've only lost 5 lbs. I've gained a lot of muscle and lost an inch in the waist.

March 28th I'll take a VO2 running test that will help tailor my various run workouts to the most productive design. My new Polar 800RX Heart Monitor, will give me data that I can share with my coach to keep me on track.

In April I am going to join a more intense training at the gym, a "bootcamp" on endurance, 3 nights a week. Functional training on the off nights and Saturdays. That'll be 6 days a week. I'll move my long run to Saturday to have a day off on Sunday.

SO THAT'S PROGRESS! Steady workouts evolving to a higher level. From a standing start in December, when I had not worked out in almost 2 years. I'm very encouraged, because I know this program will continue to have the right effect.
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    Awesome! Making progress always makes us want to do even better!
    3495 days ago
    Sounds like you're doing great, keep it up! Like Mike said, as long as you keep track of your nutrition, you're gonna blow the lid off of your previous expectations!
    3515 days ago
    Dave, sounds like you are really planning to step it up! Way to stay committed. Your new heart rate monitor looks pretty awesome. With all the work you plan to put in, you should accelerate your weight loss progress as long as you pay attention to the nutrition side of the equation. Good luck!
    3515 days ago
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