"You are looking buff!"
"I work out," I replied to my wife. Then, queue the "I'm Sexy and I Know It" song.
This has been a great first week of the 21 Day Kick Start plan I am following from the book Working Out Sucks! I have already seen some great results and have been feeling good about this new year.
The book spells everything out for you. I know a lot of people who are just starting their weight loss journey needs exactly that. What workouts to do and what to eat. I know that I did when I first started. I have used it as more as a guide. There are some foods they have suggested in the book that I might not like, or they are not in season. I, for one, do not like fish. So I will find a recipe that I did like from another day and substitute that out for the fish dish.
I have also been working out at my local Anytime Fitness. There are 4 gyms really close to me. I have been meeting with a friend who wanted to start the new year right by working out and eating better. We both work together and have been meeting before work to get our work out in. The program is pretty basic and again perfect for those who are just starting and need something to follow. It doesn't trap you in the gym for hours. You really only need 30-45 minutes to get the workout in. During the day the gym is staffed, and if I had any questions on a workout listed, they were always ready to help me and show me where it is or how to do it.
Last Friday, something really cool happened. I was in the gym working out with Forest, and one of our other coworkers came in to signup for a membership. I had known him for almost three years, and we both talked about weight loss when I was still really big. He had found another job, and we lost touch. Well when I started my new job, he was a supervisor there. He did not even recognize me at first. It was good to get in touch and talk again. He asked me to help him start the new year off and lose some weight. I told him I would be happy to help. When I saw him come into Anytime Fitness, it made me so happy. We talked and he got signed up. We are going to start working out with him in the week, and they gave him a copy of the book Working Out Sucks! I told him about the 21 day kick start, and he got excited about it. So I will be helping him with it as well.
This has been a good week. I am feeling stronger, and I am glad I have added weights again to my training. I have already seen a 10 lbs weight loss. I knew they would come off fast at the start because of how I had been eating the last two months. I am back down to 90 lbs total. I hope to be around 100 lbs lost soon, and I know it is because of this 21 Day Kick Start challenge. Sometime you need something like this to get you started again.
We will be announcing the winners of the three book giveaway soon.
Let me know how you have kick started your new year in health!