Out of shape and need to change

Well, after a year’s worth of ankles surgeries and excuses not to walk on my them, I’ve finally run out of excuses not to get my ass back into the gym. To be completely honest I’m in pretty horrible condition. Probably the worst condition of my life. It’s become so bad that I’m starting to become concerned about my overall health. Tomorrow is my first day back into the gym. I’m not going to go crazy on day one, I’m hoping to get some cardio on the bike in and then some upper body free weights in. I’ll be stepping on the scale here in a few minutes to see how far I’ve let myself slide. If I had to guess I would say somewhere around 250 lbs. Regardless of where I start, I need to get myself below 200, 190 would be ideal.

As far as my diet goes, I’m going to have to make some changes, but I’m not sure what plan I really want to follow. The last time I went on a plan I followed the Body for Life plan and used EAS supplements. I went on a high protein, low carb, and no fat diet. It worked pretty well and I may go that one again. We’ll see.

Tonight I’ll be taking my “before” picture. The fat picture. The motivational picture. I’m not going to post it, there’s no reason to humiliate myself. Maybe when I start to see some results will I be encouraged enough to do that. So you’ll have to stay tuned in here to see.

Update: Oh, the weigh in was 252.6 last night. I did actually make it to the gym this morning. Did some cycling and some elliptical. This was the first time I’ve tried the elliptical and it didn’t hurt my ankle at all. The cycling felt good but strained the ankle a bit. Needless to say, I’m out of shape. The workout definitely showed me where I’m at fitness-wise. More motivation to keep on going. Also, finally got word of Osama Bin Laden’s death. Some surprising good news.

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