Thursday, March 27, 2008

Getting in Shape for Spring

On Spring break this week. Trying not to think about school too much. Going to have to crack the books starting tomorrow, however.

And since we’re on the subject, Spring has me thinking I need to get in shape.

I’m not really overweight, but my BMI is not where I’d like it to be. I’m having trouble getting rid of the spare tire I developed during my undergrad years.

I run a couple times a week weather permitting, but it isn’t enough. I’ve started riding an exercise bike and climbing stairs on those days when going for a run isn’t convenient.

Also I started lifting weights again this week after several months of letting it go. Used to lift regularly during high school and tried to keep up with it during college, but these past few months of first year it totally fell by the wayside. I just felt I should be using the time more wisely.

I think that may have been a mistake. I feel so much better after a workout that I believe it will help improve my motivation and overall state of mind.

Besides, I don’t want to become an out-of-shape doctor. I feel like if I’m going to be one day counseling patient to lose weight, quit smoking and take better care of themselves, I better set the right example.

Worked back, legs and abs Tuesday and my upper back is nicely stiff and sore the today. Legs and abs not so much except for hamstrings and calves. They are just a teensy bit sore. I think all the running and the exercise bike has kept my legs in shape and that’s probably why they aren’t feeling the weights like my back is.

Have to work them harder next time.


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Albert said...

For me know it is more like getting in shape for summer, i missed it for spring. walking is the best i can do and some home exercises. the more i walk the more i like it. first, i have to push myself but then i start enjoying it.