Monday, September 7, 2009

Bike Ride with the Wife

Lazy Holiday

Today has been a lazy day to this point. I'm just having trouble getting started today, maybe a medication issue. I'm currently just lounging watching baseball and talking to all of you. I'm going to be getting out soon and heading to the beach.

My wife and I are going to go on our first bike ride together. I've never seen her ride a bike, so I hope my day doesn't end in the hospital. We are going to start out on the beach trail and head up into the canyon. Hopefully I can extend the distance and get in at least 3 miles today. I want to be up to 5 miles by Tuesday next week when I go to LIFE.

I need to start planning my transportation to the facility. I am going to be bringing my bike and my rower, so I'm going to have to hire a SUV. I just talked to the admin at LIFE to get an idea what I can expect the first day.

I check in at the apartment at 10 am on next Tuesday, and I have to be at the gym at 12 pm. They are going to test my body fat and body mass, and also do a VO2 test which will tell them how bad of shape I'm in so they don't kill me during the workouts. I will then have an orientation at which point I'll go over the likes and dislikes of working out. That way they are able to tailor my daily schedule with workouts that I'm more likely to enjoy.

On a separate note, I found out that my brother and his wife are going to be having baby number 2. I am excited, I love being an uncle. I hope that after LIFE I'll be able to be a more active participant.

Its difficult to get involved when you get out of breath walking a flight of stairs or a small hill. Or when you get tired after just a few minutes on your feet. I need to lose this extra 110 lbs and pronto if I want the opportunity for a regular life. Thats why I am doing this blog, you can all hold me accountable and act as my motivation to keep going. Keep those comments coming.

Thanks everyone, talk to you later.