By Braddah Lance
Well I guess da debate could be made dat I'm just an old fut now but from just a quick workout, boy am I hurting!
I've gone through da "initial pain" stage before starting new workouts but who would have thunk not having worked out in a few years leads to muscle atrophy? Plus having given up any form of true exercise cold turkey these last few years feels like I've nevah had any working muscles before.
Now in total denial, it's a rough transition having been an athlete from shmall kid time to pre-fatherhood participating in regimented practices in high school to multiple basketball and softball leagues as an adult with regular weight training, I was able to keep a reasonable shape (not just round) and a level of strength. But now, nada - just carrying a bag of rice feels like a workout.
Wassup Wit Dat!
Although I still can rock those 16oz curls.
My current employer, no, I am NOT an employee of The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, has been gracious enough to extend a wellness program recently and besides having been able to go back surfing during my lunch break (which I TOTALLY love), now I have gym access. Coincidently, there are team contests for pedometer counts (number of steps taken) as well as our version of the Biggest Loser. Our Finance team rocks as I believe all of us have signed up for the walking contest and a good handful for the Biggest Loser - including me.
My goal for the next two months is to lose between 10-15lbs - realistically 10 - and to get dat started I hit da gym yesterday. As I entered, I heard familiar noises: squeaking, yelling and dribbling so I had to check it out. It was guys my "age" - ok, a handful were older - and da next thing I knew I was playing ball for da next 35 minutes straight. Once da fellahs had to shower and get back to work, I hit da weights. Since I played basketball, my weight training time got cut so I rushed through 4 chest exercises 3 sets x 15 reps and 2 triceps exercises 3 sets x 12 reps and I was dying even though I went "light" being dat I just started up again but it was fun getting back into a "routine".
Hopefully I'll be 10 pounds lighter come March 31..... or at least die trying.