Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 7 Is Strength

Good afternoon everyone, today was strength training in the Asylum. This workout incorporates weights back into the workout and is the first time I have done resistance training since P90X. So far this is by far my favorite routine in the Asylum. Maybe it's because of the burn I get from using the dumbells again or maybe because it's the only one and can make it most of the way through without having to pause. Who knows but I l LOVE it.

One thing I have to say is that when doing this routine with the weights, form is very important. I actually pulled a muscle in my neck today because I didn't have my head positioned correctly and I wasn't focusing. I can hardly turn it which I hope goes away soon. I am also noting a great improvement in the soreness I felt over the past week.  Thank God.

One thing I am confused about so far is the fact that I have gained 2 pounds since last week. I'm not sure if it may be because weight have been re-introduced into the routine and I'm gaining muscle. I will have to keep a close look at it and find out. On the other hand I can say that the differences in my body in this past week have been surprising. As you can imagine, I have a lot of loose skin since I've lost so much weight. One of the things I notice is that skin is getting a little tihter already and that my lower abs are much harder than before I started a week ago. I'll take that over weight loss any day.

When I first started my fitness journey, My main concern was to get healthy so I could be here for a long time for my family. Basically that would require weight loss. I did that and said to myself that maybe having a decent body might not be a bad thing too. I am working very hard at that so far and I'm very pleased with the results that these Beachbody products have produced. I do not want to be that "fat dad" that my kids don't want to be seen with at school or around their friends. My kids have NEVER made me feel that way but I just don't want to be that guy.  I will be back tomorrow with how things go with my next routine. We have back to core in day 8 tomorrow. Should be interesting.