Well, day one is half way through and I feel excellent. My workout went well this morning and I still feel energized and ready to conquer the world.
I split my routine between resistance training and intervals this morning. Starting with weights I tackled squats, clean and Press, Chin-ups, shoulder press, Bench Press, and sit-ups. I even managed to increase my bench press to 215 lbs. That was a big boost for me.
Then I got on the treadmill and was able to get into my intervals. I did four cycles (7, 6.5, 7.5, and 8 mph) of 2 minutes walking and 1 minute sprinting. By the time I go to the last two I smiled a diabolical grin to myself, thinking, “If only you knew what was coming next body.” I pushed my heart rate from 140 to 179 and back down to 140, over and over again.
And when all was done I was able to run up two flights of stairs with as much pep in my step as when I first entered the gym.
On the eating front I will admit loathing having to turn down mashed potatoes and a biscuit. Instead I had turkey on greens with kidney beans. (I didn’t intend for that to rhyme). Now I just have to remain constant through dinner and that horribley tempting period between dinner and bedtime.