Fitday

Jan. 8th, 2008 03:05 pm
drewan: (Default)
FJ sent me a link to Fitday.com last night. This is an online tool for tracking food, activities and weight.

You can see how I'm doing here.

I haven't put in weights yet.

Trainer

Jan. 7th, 2008 03:55 pm
drewan: (Default)
I had my first lunch time training session today. Ugh... he really kick my ass.

The whole point of a trainer for me is that he doesn't let me stop when I feel like stopping. He keeps me going with firm encouragement, and occasionally lends a helping hand to get me to the goal.

Last week during my first training session, I was recovering from some kind of stomach bug issue. So, during the workout I was feeling nauseous, which wasn't good. I continued to have episodes of nausia off and on for a few more days, but I've been feeling pretty good since Saturday.

Well, again I was feeling a tiny bit nauseous during my workout today. I'm not sure if it was just a reaction to pushing my body that hard, or that I had eaten a banana on the way to the gym, or that I had a mug and a half of coffee in the morning. My plan for the future is to not eat anything in the hour before working out, and to not drink coffee in the four hours before a session (which means no coffee in the morning before lunch time workouts, and not afternoon coffee when I'm working out after work).

Andrew, the trainer, gave me some hamstring streching homework to do. Maybe I'll get Joe to help with the stretches.

Since I mentioned his name, I should describe Andrew the trainer. He is about 6'2", thin, dark hair, and British. He's probably in his late 20's. He mentioned today that he is a rower. We chatted a lot today about British tv shows, especially Doctor Who, which he's a fan of. He was telling me about two other series, Spooks and another series which I'm misremembering as "Raise the Dead." He said that I need to see these shows. I think we'll have plenty to talk about next week when Torchwood starts back up.
drewan: (Default)
Damn lactic acid! I'm sore from my workout yesterday. I'm finally getting back to the gym after taking a very long break. (No, this is not a New Years Resolution kind of thing. It just timed out that way.)

Something Tuesday night caused me to start feeling really nauseous, and I've been feeling queasy off and on since then. This was a really problem while working out yesterday. I've hired a trainer to help me get back on track, but during our session I had to take a 10 minute break to find a quiet place to try and get my stomach to relax. Nothing like doing core exercise while fighting the urge to vomit.

For the past year or so when ever I have stomach issues I seem to fell "aftershocks" for roughly a week after. This didn't used to happen to me. I'm wondering if I should go find some over-the-counter anti-nausea medicine. Or maybe just some Pepto-Bismol.
drewan: (Default)

After work today I'm starting with a new trainer at the gym. I've barely set food in the gym for the last six months, and I was pretty spotty for the six months before that, so I'm hoping that a trainer will be able to help me get back on track.

Of course, I'm also feeling a little under the weather today. I think I might have had some slightly off egg nog last night (we were cleaning out the fridge), and my stomach was not happy when I went to bed. All today I've still been a little off. But this first session with the trainer shouldn't be to strenuous, so I'm not worried.

And no, this is not a New Year's Resolution kind of thing. This is just a good time of year to add something extra to my schedule. I've been meaning to do this for a while, so now is a good as any time.

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