I joined a gym last week and had my first workout on Friday. My plan is to have several early-morning workouts every week, often joined by my friend Michael, and to supplement those with weekly soccer games and the occasional weekend run (weather permitting).
I weighed 205.5 pounds after my workout yesterday, which I figure it pretty much the most I’ve ever weighed. I’m just 10 pounds short of being offically “obese”.
My ideal weight is about 175 pounds. A realistic goal is probably in the low 180’s. In the past, my emergency “time to lose weight now!” number has been 190 pounds, but somehow I managed to glide right by it.
My weight hasn’t gone down at all the past two months, despite my earnest efforts to eat sensibly. The biggest problem is that my exercise has been cut way back due to various aches and strains (documented here) and getting past my many nagging injuries has been difficult. My lower back hurts every day, my left groin muscle is only running at about one-quarter strength, and my right ankle has settled into a slightly smaller range of motion after my last sprain. I’m hoping the controlled environment of the gym will let me work around (and then through) these injuries on my way back to health.