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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Before...

It's on!

Last night I went home after work, changed clothes and did my 20 minute upper body strength training video. Well, that's not entirely true... I actually took my official before picture first!


Actually... to show you how retarded I am with my camera... these were the first two accidental Before pics...

Ok... so, I've got it figured out now, right?
Yikes, apparently not.

Also... I weighed myself this morning to get my official Before weight. And in order to keep things accountable around here, I've come up with a sophisticated number system to keep track of my weight loss. It's a very complicated computation full of algorithms, proofs and lots of x's and y's and some graphs and whatnot. So, try to keep up as I explain... I want to lose 10 pounds, so we start at the number 10. As I lose weight... for each pound lost, the number will decrease by one. (I know, I know... I told you it was complicated, I'm a math genius).

Here we go... leaner, meaner, and faster Amy is just around the corner.

Day 1 Weight: 10.

6 comments:

Kel said...

I think your a mathimatical genious...seriously, how did you ever formulate that concept?!

Good luck!
~K

Big said...

cameras can be quite befuddling at times, I never get my auto picture option right. Also, I know you can achieve your goal!

Vandy-Montana said...

Meaner?

Vandy-Montana said...

So, i don't know what your routine is going to be, but the best way to do weight training (I've found...) and still lose weight is to do it right after your run or cross-training. The key is to keep your heart rate up when you are lifting. So if you aren't running that day, take a ten minute jog before you lift, and make sure you minimize your time between lifts. Anything less than 40 seconds should be good. Also make sure you do little weight and lots of reps (~20), but also ensure you can't do any more. Thus, do like 3 sets of 15-20 reps, making sure you do more than 15 but can't do more than 20. If not, then either increase or decrease your weight accordingly.

That is all. Now if I can figure out my leg pains...

Joe said...

wait, can you go over that formula one more time? i ran out of space in my graph paper notebook as i was trying to follow along.

good luck!

Eric Gervase said...

Good luck... with the weight loss and the camera :)