Day 8 : 01.17.2005

Another day of legs down. I can’t believe how fast my body is ‘remembering’ how to workout. I’m not getting all too sore as I’ve been focusing on gradual increases. As I am trying not to track my weight loss progress on a daily basis, I will say that my belt size has dropped almost 2 inches. Either because I’m eating better or because my abs are tightening up. Whatever the reason, not a bad thing to happen after only a week.

Day 6 : 01.15.2005

Ryan and I weren’t able to hook-up today as I completely spaced our time.

I did finally end up going (after finishing Diamonds are Forever on TNT.)

I’m starting to love the eliptical machines more and more (again).

Day 5 : 01.14.2005

Another upper body day down…plenty more to come. It appears I may be able to recuperate my strength back over a short period, lets just see about the weigth and physique!!!

Day 4 : 01.13.2005

Trying to get me out of bed this morning was about as hard as trying to pull a bull elephant buried neck deep in mud.

I did not want to get up…but I did.

Ryan ended up calling in sick today so I did my cardio routine alone . I actually did pretty good. Though my immenseness causes the floor to shake as I wabble from side-to-side, I managed to finish 20 minutes on the eliptical machine (floating running machine thing-a-ma-bob.)

Day 3 : 01.12.2005

Ryan and I worked our legs today. Again, as it is my first week getting into this so I’m not expecting any great results. My energy levels are growing higher each day I do this. Hopefully by next weeks routines I’ll be able to start ‘killing myself’ to see some pretty outstanding results.

Day 2 : 01.11.2005

…consisted of a 20 minute stationary bike routine. Under normal conditions, one is supposed to be dead after the proposed schedule. However, as this was my first attempt, I figured I would gauge my intensity level for the next time around.

And tomorrow…LEGS!

Day 1 : 01.10.2005

Well I was all excited to get up early and get to the gym on time but it ended up taking longer than expected to take my contest pictures. After a 10 minute photo shoot I met Ryan for our first of many B4L sessions.

Today’s routine was the ‘upper body’ routine. I’ll have admit, over the 10+ years I had been training (prior to my self defamating sebatical), I never considered doing a full upper body workout in one sitting. However, it ended up being a decent workout.

An introduction to Body for Life

was started by this man:

After years of slothfulness and utter disregard for our physical health, Nicole and I have decided to participate in the 2005 Body for Life Challenge. Because this is a competition in which we have a legitimate chance of taking home a prize, we have decided to get those around us involved by posting our progress on this site. This in hopes that your encouragement will keep our enthusiasm level high, while eliminating the need for cookies!