Archive for April 24, 2007

Well here I am two days into this, and I think I am on to something with this resistance training followed immediately by running approach.  I went to bed last night at 183.6 lbs (about .6 lbs below my weight the night before) and woke up at 181.6 lbs- well below my weight from yesterday morning of 182.4 lbs.  Even now, right after dinner, I weigh 183 lbs.

I think that this workout approach will work- assuming I don’t over train- by keeping my body in a near constant high metabolism stage.  While the running burns extra calories, it is the weight lifting (resistance training) that gives the body a period of 48-72 hours of high metabolism as the body recovers.  Add on to that the demand for more energy in the break down of protein with each meal and my body is like a furnace now burning calories left and right.  Now I just need to make sure I don’t burn any muscle.

While I am fine with no putting on muscle at this point, I just want to make sure I don’t lose any.  I don’t think I am as my arm and leg measurements have remained constant.  Well I hope tomorrow brings more good news.

BTW thanks to all who sent happy birthday wishes my way.

In case anyone was curious about the kind of things that an awesome fitness and history geek like me wants for my birthday (which is coming up April 26th), feel free to click here.

My Wish List

Although his post is designed for close friends and family- if you (a total stranger) fell like giving me a gift, don’t be shy.

In all seriousness, I post this just in case any is curious about the kind of stuff I read.