I think I may be losing my mind, or at least my sense of self. Yesterday, I ordered running shoes, athletic ear-buds and purchased the "0 to 5k" App. I have decided to start running. If you've glanced at the "About Me" section of this blog, you will already know that I hate running. I detest it. Running is cruel and unusual punishment in my book. It's painful, it's redundant, and I can't breathe. I'd rather do a Prowler challenge for crying out loud.
Here's the dilemma - I want a little more definition for the summertime and the upcoming wedding (i.e. less fat hiding my muscle). In my experience, there are three ways to lose fat: (1) weightlifting, (2) eating the right food and (3) cardio (ick). I'm already doing (1), and I'm pretty good with (2) (see exception below), but I'm not so highly rated in (3).
Scott and I have had this conversation multiple times, and his answer is the same every time - cut out the wine. My response is also the same every time: crickets chirping in the back ground, a puzzled look, and a few seconds later HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
Honestly, he must be joking. Never. Gonna. Happen. My glass(es) of wine after work is a sanity saver. Don't get me wrong, I realize that he is 100% correct, I'm just not willing to go there. So I am choosing the lesser of two evils and lacing up the running shoes two to three days a week on the days I don't lift. Hopefully, I can take King with me to make the experience slightly more bearable. I will keep you posted on my progress (or lack thereof).
1. Warm up
2. Sled drags: 3 trips, 70 lbs, 50 yards each trip
|Sled Drags under King's Supervision|
- Ab wheel x 12
- Leg raises with hip lift x 20
- Landmines x 20 per side
- Back raises x 20
|Leg Raises with Hip Lift (and a photo bomber)|
|Landmines (notice the newly minted atlas stones - not mine)|
- Warm up: 65 lbs x 8
- Warm up: 85 lbs x 8
- Warm up: 105 lbs x 8
- Warm up: 115 lbs x 8
- Work set: 125 lbs x 8
- Work set: 135 lbs x 8
- Work set: 145 lbs x 8
|Deadlift Part 1|
|Deadlift Part 2|
- Warm up: Overhead Press 45 lbs x 8, Band Assisted Pull-ups x 8
- Work set: Overhead Press 50 lbs x 8, Band Assisted Pull-ups x 8
|Band Assisted Pull-ups|
|Less Torturous Than Running|