Project Beach Body

So, yeah, it’s been a while since I was last in the gym on a regular basis. Needless to say, Project Beach body has been on hiatus for a while. the largest issue for me as always been access to workout equipment. I used to work out at the gym on campus, but I work on a college campus, and it’s always crowded. And their locker policy makes no sense to me. You have to arrive at 6 a.m. the 1st day of each new semester to get your locker. And you have 100% unrestricted use of the locker until the next semester.

So fast forward to yesterday. A Planet Fitness opens just down the street where I live. The membership is cheaper than the gym on campus, they have a lot more cardio machines and weight machines than the gym on campus. Their free weight section is a larger, but not substantially. And their locker policy is that the locker is yours, while you are there working out. When you are not there, the locker is someone else’s to use, and their is no fee.

I went to the gym yesterday and got a good workout in. Not a great workout, but it’s been a while, so I needed to take it a little slow until I get used to going again. Planet Fitness seems like it will be a cool place to work out. There is no shortage of equipment, and I think they are 24/7, but I need to look into that. The gym on campus did not keep those kinds of hours, but that is to be expected. It’s on a college campus where students have more flexible time than I do. Also, I don’t work on the weekends, so it was always a pain to get to campus on the weekends to workout.

Yesterday’s workout was a good one. I am feeling the typical day after effects that you would expect, and it while it does hurt a little, it’s a good hurt. A hurt that lets me know good work is being done. I think it is safe to say that Project Beach Body is re-instated and looks to stay in service with this new facility just down the street from where I live.

To these extra pounds I have gained over the years…..your days are numbered.

Being Sore All Over

So I’ve been back at GT for two months now and I park the equivilant of a few blocks from my building. It’s about a 10 minute walk. The walking has made me realize something….I am out of shape. I do not move enough. My walk is made more difficult by two things that I do. I sometimes take the longer way from my parking deck to my building, and I now carry a heavy backpack with stuff in it, to make the walk harder.

The weighted backpack has done a lot for increasing my aerobic capicity. I have been working out as well, but not as much as I want to. I’ve been working on getting the cardio up before hitting the gym in high gear. Next week will probably be the 1st week of increasing my working.

I’m still toying around with the idea of a weighted workout to get more out of it, but I need to do some research and find out what is the best way to have a weighted workout. I’m sure there are some products out there, I just need to find the,. This is going to be an interesting journey back to being fit. It’s a painful journey, but one that my body will thank me for since it will live longer.