Weigh in: Week Twenty Seven

5 December 2006

I weighed in this morning at 189.6 pounds, up 3 pounds since 8 weeks ago. I am very surprised at this number since I thought I'd have gained more than only 3 pounds in that amount of time.

My plan is to get down to 185 pounds, and I'd like those 185 pounds to be as much muscle as possible without looking like I'm addicted to athletics. A few people have asked me why I joined the gym, especially after I had said that I never wanted to do so - well I realize there is a balance here. I never want to attempt to look like Arnold, simply because I think that says something about a person - rather I'm trying to get into better shape for the sports I like.

Basketball and frisbee, my two favorite sports to play at the moment, require a fair amount agility, flexibility, strength, and endurance. I'm hoping that by joining the gym, working out on a regular basis, and decreasing my body fat, I'll pick up a few of those along the way.

In addition to my diet, I'll start posting my body fat percentage (I'll need something from Mike for this) along with the amount of weight I'm working with, my workouts, and my experiences at the gym. I can tell you that thus far, lifting weights is the most boring thing on the face of the planet.

How did you do this week? Post your comments here or in the Flickr group.

[tags]weigh in, diet, the-diet, gym, basketball, frisbee, sports[/tags]