This marks the beginning of week 3 of exercising and slightly changing how I eat.  At work there’s a decent (free) gym, but after working there for several years I’ve learned that once I’m home I’m just too lazy to drive 20 minutes to get back there for a workout.  So I purchased the cage system shown below, an olympic weight set, and some dumbells.  Jay has pitched in a tricep bar and a pair of dumbells too, so I now have a pretty decent setup in my basement.  It’s much easier to stay on track when all I have to do is walk downstairs to use it.  Also helps to have someone to work out with.

I’ve started feeling much better already, and I’ve already lost a few pounds and gained a notch back on my belts.  Taking cues from a couple of coworkers, I’ve started eating every couple hours at work (tuna sandwiches, peanut butter sandwiches, oranges, etc.).  It seemed odd at first, but with the weight lifting I’ve been VERY hungry most of the time.

On another positive note, I purchased a blood pressure checker.  Some of you may recall that about 8 months ago my bp was dangerously high, forcing me to alter what I eat.  Well it’s now in the “low” category!  Woo!





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