Getting fit (final update)…

I’ve posted previously about starting to get fit (here and here). I’ve called this the final update, not because it’s over, but because I don’t plan on making this a regular feature of the blog. It’s already too off topic without adding this into the mix also. 🙂

Today was my second personal training session. I’ve been to the gym every day since my last session with him and worked really hard, so I was ready for him to bear witness to my greatness… It was a big improvement, which I knew it would be. I started off with interval training and did double the amount intervals and on a higher level than the first time. After that I still felt human, so he asked me what I wanted to do next and I said, “Surprise me!” Big mistake. We moved on to cycles of:

This ruined me. If I had a bucket close I would have thrown up big-time. By next week I have to get to the point where I can cope with the interval training, followed by a few of those cycles. Man, it would be so much easier if I was skinny. 🙂

So in one week I’ve made a massive improvement fitness wise. Of course, the fitter you get the harder you try, so I still came out feeling like crap. Just another 30 years to go… 🙂

Cheers

Tim…

PS. Loved this comment from Chet, so I’ve added it to the bottom of the post so those folks that don’t venture into the comments won’t miss it.

Chet: “ugh, intervals are brutal. you feel like your HR (heart rate) will never come down…not to mention the desire to puke in the hopes that it will all just end.”

Welcome to my world… 🙂

Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

13 thoughts on “Getting fit (final update)…”

  1. ugh, intervals are brutal. you feel like your HR will never come down…not to mention the desire to puke in the hopes that it will all just end.

    nice work, sticking through it though. it will be worth it. 🙂

  2. It’s great to see some IT folks take fitness seriously. I don’t think IT people realize how much better their brains would work if they took better care of their physical selves.

    Oh, and intervals, they are mind-bendingly tough if you go at it hard but they they are so freaking worth it.

  3. Chet: Your first sentence describes it exactly. Gonna add it to my post. Love it.

    Chris: If you saw me at the moment I don’t think you would use the term, “take fitness seriously”, quite so freely. 🙂

    Cheers

    Tim…

  4. Hi.

    I think it will be a while before I can cope with a 10 second rest. I do 30 seconds on, 1 minute off at the moment and it batters me. 🙂

    Cheers

    Tim…

  5. “Sorry Mr. bin Laden, the virgins were removed for this production version. And it’s burpees, not slurpees.”

  6. Why not add deadlifts and pullups? That works the entire body and is quite brutal and great way to build muscle and get into shape! For a really evil workout, try kettlebells the Russian lifters swear by them. Eating less helps too 🙂 and no sodas or sweets.

  7. Dom: It’s about 2 months since your comment, but I’ve now switched to Tabata. I think I needed the 2 months to get fit enough to cope with it. It’s a nightmare, but I’m sure it’s going to be worth it. 🙂

    Cheers

    Tim…

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