Sunday, May 20, 2007

Back in the Saddle

In my continuing quest for a better workout, I started formulating a new before-bed routine. I already have my morning weights routine down, and increasing the number of exercises in the morning just means I'm less likely to do them because it takes too long: the solution is to break the workout into two 15 minute sessions, morning and evening.

Temp job work on Thursday and drywalling this weekend means I haven't gotten in proper cardio in four days, so I'll need to get back on that this week, particularly with Wiscon coming up.

I tried out 100 situps (50 regular, 50 knee to elbow), 60 second wallsit (40 seconds tonight; I'll need to count properly), 20 pushups (10 tonight - my god, I used to be able to do 20 without a break. Man, I've gotten doughy), and I need to come up with three or four routines involving in the weights, stuff that's different from what I do in the morning so I can mix it up.

It's funny how, when I want to get back to a good place physically and mentally, I look back at what I was doing in Alaska. My eating and workout habits worked really well back then, and it's "just" a matter of getting back to that...

I think some of my reticence as far as implementing new workout routines goes is that I also have to figure out insulin adjustments, and you know, when you're nailing your numbers, the last thing you want to do is watch them jolt around jaggedly for a couple of weeks while you iron out routines.

But the alternative is... well, not to do it. And that's a lot worse.

So, here we go.

3 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Jackie M. said...

Man, all I'm allowed to do right now (post-surgery) is walk.I've been sneaking in some crunches and bridges, but weights are right out. And I have a feeling push-ups would end in tragedy.

But I can walk all I like.

Kameron Hurley said...

Hey, you can even walk without pain now! One step at a time, yo...

Jackie M. said...