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New Beginnings

by on Feb.13, 2010, under Uncategorized

Four years (and a little over a month) ago I quit smoking.

Two years ago I stopped drinking sugared drinks.

A year ago I tipped the scales at 320lbs

A month and a half ago I was diagnosed with diabetes.


I had always felt somewhat bullet-proof when it came to getting things like diabetes, or heart disease and such.  This was a wake-up call.  I immediately started a sensible,  low calorie diet.  At the time of the diagnosis, I couldn’t start a real exercise regimen due to a lingering physical injury.  In the last 6 weeks I am down to about 290lbs and lost 6 inches in my waist.

Today, however,  I have started a new phase in life and begun a concentrated exercise program – I’m starting slowly and working my way up.  My short-term goal is to run the Gibson Guitar 5k on June 12, 2010 – and run the entire distance.  My long term goal?  Well, when I got out of Navy boot camp, I weighted 152lbs.  While I may make it there someday, in my mind I have 175lbs as my ultimate target weight goal.  It’s going to take a lot of hard work and it won’t be instant, but it will be worth it.

I decided to start posting my workouts as  way to hold myself accountable, as a motivational technique to keep going.

Today, my first day of real exercise in a long time, I did the following:

Stretching Exercies – 10 min
Pushups – 10 (I have GOT to work on that)
Elliptical – 30 minutes weight loss program – averaged 45rpms and a distance of 1.2 miles
Upper body (using 10lb dumbbells)
– front and side arm lifts – 20 each
– arm curls – 20
– arm press – 20
Crunches – 3 reps of 20 each

And as this is about new beginnings, I have also moved my main site to WordPress from Movable Type and updated the theme to something a little more visually exciting.

This is going to be interesting!

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