12 Weeks to a Different Body
Week 1, Day 1:
Men's Magazine has article on how to improve body
in 12 weeks. Ah, just the ticket. I'll get in shape for summer
and finally lose that weight. Good New Year resolution.
Week 1, Day 2:
The article is very interesting. It has a number
of different options I need to consider. Just exactly what
body type am I? And what type do I want to be? I don't know if
I need to look like Arnold, but I'm not exactly happy with looking like
Benny Hill. There must be a happy medium.
Week 1, Day 3:
It looks as though I'll need to buy some different
food. No where on the diet plans are there any calls for shoestring
potatoes, or ho-hos, which is apparently all we have in our cupboards
right now. I hadn't realized up until now that there was a diet
component involved. I don't mind exercising -- but if I do all this
exercise why do I have to watch what I eat? I'll get to the store
tomorrow and buy some of the stuff they recommend.
Week 1, Day 5:
I didn't get to the store until today, and then I was so
tired from shopping I just came home and watched some TV. I'll get
Week 2, Day 1:
No sense trying to start something at the end of the
week. Now it's a clean slate, I have all the food I need for the
diet (although there seems to be an alarming lack of protein in the
recommended food substances) and I'm raring to go. Luckily I still
have all those weights from when I was in shape during my college
days. I'll drag them out of the garage and get cracking!
Week 3, Day 1:
I'm just about able to walk without too much pain
now. Getting those weights in the house nearly killed me. I
won't be able to start the exercise program just yet, but I'll start on
the diet stuff now that I'm not feeling so sorry for myself that all I
could do was lay around and eat ho-hos and shoestring potatoes.
Week 4, Day 3:
I had so little energy from all that salad stuff it was
all I could do to make it through the day. I've decided I'll need to
eat a little more carbs than they recommend if I'm to keep up on the
exercise regime -- shoestring potatoes and ho-hos seem like just the
trick. But that's okay -- they were probably talking about someone
who didn't have quite the same metabolism as I have.
Week 5, Day 1:
Today I start the exercises. They seem pretty
easy. Too easy for me, I can take a lot more. I realize this
article was written for people not used to lifting weights, like I did
back in college. I do a lot more without much effort.
Week 7, Day 2:
I'm just about able to move without too much pain
now. Obviously I overdid it slightly when I was lifting those
weights. My college days, after all, were a few decades ago.
It's clear that I need to take it easy. In the meantime, we're all
out of ho-hos and shoestring potatoes, so I'll need to go to the store.
Week 9, Day 3:
I'm thinking now that I really only need to lift weights
about once a week. The article was probably written for someone who
doesn't have to work all day at a desk like I do. That can really
wear you out, and about the only time I have the energy to do this stuff
is on the weekend.
Week 10, Day 6:
I'm reading the article again, and I'm not sure it was
meant for me at all. They keep talking about things like
"renewed vitality" and "dedicated commitment" and none
of these things make any sense.
Week 12, Day 7:
After twelve weeks my goal has been reached. I
have a completely different body -- apparently I've put on a great deal of
muscle, so much that my shirts no longer fit me. My pants don't
either, so I guess my legs have gotten much larger with all those trips to
the store for shoestring potatoes and ho-hos. The only problem I
have now is that going to the store wears me out so much that I need to
rest on the couch the rest of the day and watch TV. But I do think
it was worth it (note to self: cancel subscription to Men's Magazine).