Getting Fit: Another Update…


It’s a little over a month since I joined the gym. In that time I’ve had 4 days off, so it’s been pretty full on. I had my weekly personal training session today and I’m staggered with my current level of fitness compared to where I started. The trainer is pure evil and he really put me though it today, but I did way more than I thought was possible.

The daily interval training has worked wonders for my recovery time. Towards the end of the today’s session I finished one circuit, puked and was ready to start again in a minute. Pretty phenomenal by my standards.

The weight is coming off very slowly now. It’s hard not to fixate about the scales, but I am aware that I’ve put on a lot of muscle in this month, so the scales are not a very good indication of what’s going on. Even so, it’s kinda tough when people ask how much weight you’ve lost and you tell them you’ve killed yourself in the gym for a month and only lost 7 pounds.

So the journey continues. There is still a very long way to go, but I’m still moving in the right direction so that’s good news.

I’m hoping to speak at the InSync11 conference in Australia in a couple of months. It would be nice if I can drop a some more weight before then. It would certainly make the economy class seats feel a little better. 🙂



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

8 thoughts on “Getting Fit: Another Update…”

  1. I didn’t realize how big I was or how much weight I had lost until I flew after losing 60 pounds (4.5 stones?). My butt didn’t reach arm to arm. 😉

    I’ve lost my motivation though and am slowly creeping in the wrong direction. I need to get back to it.

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Physically, it is easier to maintain than to get there in the first place.

    Emotionally, it is much easier to get there than it is to maintain. 🙂

    Use OpenWorld as your focus. It will be cool to see you, Debra and Chet to see how you are all getting on.



  3. Hi Tim,

    Great job on your fitness plan. I also am back on track with lifting, diet and cardio. My goal is to drop 30 pounds and get lean by fall. Soon you will once again be the Jason Statham movie star Oracle stunt double!


  4. Good going Tim.

    I agree about the scales issue. One thing that worked out for me was measuring your vitals, ie., waist, biceps, and legs. Even if the weight does not change, or changes little, those sorts of measurable differences are quite a motivator – for me at least.

  5. What good is all that strength training if you can’t pummel people who ask stupid questions about your weight loss? “Hulk SMASH!”

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