After the workout, a protein shake. Alas, no Super Soldier Serum, nor any Vita-Ray Treatment. It was a fairly comprehensive circuit training type thing, and though it only took forty minutes, I was thoroughly blown afterward. As a particular indicator of how far I've fallen, I know for a fact I used to be able to do 100 narrow or "diamond" push-ups (Where you make a diamond of your hands, and do push-ups) without stopping. Now I can do three. And three candy-assed ones, too, the kind a drill sergeant would loudly count "zero. zero. zero." while you did them, because none of them count.
At the end of this ninety day phase, I step up into the "extreme" version of the same program, but basically it's a good, thorough exercise regimen with flexibility, balance, strength and cardio all equally represented.
Starting is easy. Sticking with it is what's needed, but once I start to see results - and I'm so far gone that it can't help but be fairly instantaneous! - I'm sure I'll find my motivation. Plus it's not a huge time commitment, and is just a good way to start the day, and fits in easily with my schedule. I'm feeling good! At 30, I ran my first triathlon...by the time I'm 40, maybe I'll be doing them again!
Now we're off to buy a new bike, one more suitable for commuting. Tomorrow is one of Philadelphia's high holy days (Eagles Vs. Cowboys) so if you're up for some football and boardgames afterwards, drop me a line, we're getting started at 1:15pm. I got pyr8queen Settlers of Catan for Christmas, so we're going to try that, and Monty Python Fluxx, which is a hoot. Possibly also Carcassone.