Friday night my advisor calls to get me registered for the spring semester. I explained to her that I only wanted to take one class this semester. She explained that in order for me to take advantage of the Education lottery dollars I needed at least 6 credit hours otherwise I was going to have to come out of pocket for the spring semester.
So, instead of doing just the one I'm stuck doing at least two and when I looked at the schedule I decided to just enroll for the three classes.
Fitness Assessment - Mon&Wed 6pm-7:20
Effective Weight Training - Mon&Wed 7:30pm - 9:50
BIO240 Nutrition - Thur. 6pm-8:50
Instead for 4 nights a week it's only three and most of the material covered in these classes I've already had exposure to. I've been working with weights for many years and have studied most approaches to building strength. I've been studying nutrition on my own since 2004 and after looking at the book it should be a good class and it's only one night a week. The fitness assessment class will work hand in hand with the weight training class. We will design training programs for all different kinds of folks and then implement those programs in the weight training class.
Last night I had my first two classes and thankfully we got out much earlier so I went over to the gym and jumped on the treadmill for a quick fitness test on myself. Wow, I did a mile and it wasn't too bad but I lost alot of conditioning that I worked so hard for last year. Tonight I will get out on the road and just run as long as I can at a nice slow easy pace. I also did a small strength test just to see where I'm at and I obviously lost some strength but not as far gone as the cardio. One day, one step, and one mile at a time I will be right back to it.
My nutrition is in check and I'm staying super strict, very clean. I've lost about 7 pounds already but most of that being water weight. I've been able to stay away from the junk food and will continue to do so. Again, staying away from the junk food isn't as much about losing weight as it is being healthy. I don't eat it because I think I will gain weight, because a small piece here and there won't make me gain weight, but it's not healthy. I can make much healthier choices.
So far so good on the new journey, I'm committed and I will succeed. Have a great Tuesday! - Jason