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    Going for the Bronze.. The Reconstruction Period.

    Today I started my first day of my reconstruction. With the exception of one workout with Pylon 3 weeks ago. I have not set foot in a gym for 20+ years. I think I went once in high school to leg press once.

    I went to the gym, joined and met with trainer. To be honest, I really expected him to look at me and yell, "Cancel My appointments for the rest of the afternoon". But it was nice to not be judged. He had a very basic workout for me. Legs, pull ups, dumbells, presses, situps etc. ( ok I forgot my book with the exact workout.) While doing the dumbell lifts (curl wrists, bring arms up parallel with shoulders) he tought me my first lesson. LEAVE YOUR EGO AT THE DOOR. I'm sure this had to do with me using 5 lb dumbells.

    At 37 years old, 200+/- lbs, I have no illusions about what shape I'm in. I know I have no uper body strength. So I do not feel bad about the 5 lb dumbells. I have to start somewhere.

    I am really stoked about going back tomorrow. I will try to actually post what I'm doing.

    My goals for now are this:
    1: Follow through with this. (Ihave a tendancy to slack off)
    2: Eat more than once a day
    3: Feel good about myself
    4. Have Fun!!!

    I'm meeting with my trainer next week to get my body fat% (I'm sure its higher than my muscle %) and then I'll set my weight/mass goals..

    till then......

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    Sup Kal. Glad to hear your making a solid effort to get in shape. Good luck with your goals.
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    You've got a journal...yay....you've got a journal.

    Now don't think you can skip your w/out just because you are going to Edmonton....
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Kal,
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    No fair having "Have fun" as a goal. The rest of us are miserable
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    Pylon, I'm trusting the hotel in edmonton has a decent gym, if not I can always just run through the streets of edmonton Not really a good idea.

    GW, gotta have fun, otherwise why would I do this????

    Thanks for signing in Frank!!
    I ran until my brain hurt and my heart pumped battery acid....then I ran some more....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwcaton
    No fair having "Have fun" as a goal. The rest of us are miserable
    Let him get hooked first, then we'll show him the fine print!

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    Day 2

    Ok, day two of my reconstruction has started. Here is yesterdays workout.

    Leg Press 90 X15 (2)
    Chest Press 80 X 15 (2)
    BM Pull Ups 115 X15 100 X 15
    DB side Raise 5 X 15 (2)
    Tricep Press 80 X 15 (2)
    Bicep Curls 40 X 15 (2)
    Incline situps 20 (2)

    Today I guess I forgot that my GOAL was to get up to 3 sets and work at the above weights until I was comfortable. I really set my self up to fail today. I am rushing things, I need to slow down and remember Rome wasn't built in a day.

    Today's work out

    5 Min bike warmup
    Leg Press 90 X 15 (3)

    Chest Press 80 X 15 (2)

    BM Pullups 100 X 15, 100 X 11 (faliure on that set), 115 X 15

    DB Side Raise 8 X 15 (2) I should not have increased the weight, my form was bad and it was a bad couple of sets. I forgot about the ego thing

    Ticep Press 80 X 15 (2)

    Bicep Curls 40 X 15 (2)

    Incline Situps 20, 20

    Cool Down 3 minutes Bike

    I fell totally wasted after this workout. Too be expected. Still pumped about doing this though.

    Look out Edmonton, Here I come. BTW anyone have any suggestions for Hotel workouts? The Hotel I'm staying at has a fitness center, so that probably means a treadmill and some sort of torture device that resembles weighs
    I ran until my brain hurt and my heart pumped battery acid....then I ran some more....

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    Which one are you staying at? If it's the Holiday Inn near the shop, I think it is a treadmill and a stair machine, maybe a bike.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    yeah its the one by the shop. Looks like I get to do Cardio for a couple of days. Yippie
    I ran until my brain hurt and my heart pumped battery acid....then I ran some more....

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    Bah. It'll be good for you. Remember, no stopping at the bar on the way back to your room. The sauna and hot tub are the other direction.
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    What? There is a bar in this hotel? Now you know I wouldn't dream of hitting the bar after a workout.
    I ran until my brain hurt and my heart pumped battery acid....then I ran some more....

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    Yeah, but I know you may skip the workout to go to the bar...

    the no bar rule applies to beer in your room too, BTW...
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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    Brother Kal, welcome my Friend!!! Great start in here, keep at it, anything I can do to help you out, let me know!!! Where about in St. Chuck do you live? I'm in St. Peters myself!!! I will be here with you!!!
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    ArchAngel, Good to see you in my journal. Pylon speaks quite highly of you. I'm over in the historic district of St. Chuck. 6th Street. I appreciate your support. I definately need it.

    Pylon, I'm not going to skip my workout to enjoy the fine quiality beverages that Canada offers. However, I think a beverage after a work out is called for. We'll see.
    I ran until my brain hurt and my heart pumped battery acid....then I ran some more....

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    Hmm....no w'outs in here....hmmm.....
    It's humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet. - J.R. Payette

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