IT FEELS GOOD TO BE BACK IN THE GYM.
I went a little too long without lifting, and I'm paying for it. I knew that my strength had decreased in my upper body over the past year, but I didn't think I had lost much in my legs. Legs are still strong, but the muscle endurance is a big factor. It will all come with time.
I'm doing a program I got from Kent last winter, and I'm going to do it religiously this year. Last winter I pretty much just sat around and gained fat. This winter I'll be doing my program, watching what I eat, and hitting the trainer a few days a week. Right now I'm just concentrating on getting my weight down, and I'll hit the bike hard once I get it down. To supplement losing the bike everyday I'm back to playing racquetball, and running. I can still run a mile in a decent time for myself. 9 mins is good for me. I'm not a runner, so that's about all I got right now. I would like to do a 6 when I'm back down to fighting weight, and I've done that before, and I think I can do it again.
Before my accident I weighed 180lbs. and played racquetball 4-5 days per week. I was really on top of my game, and I want to be there again. I have an extremely long way to go, but I am dedicated and I want to show what I am capable of. There's no stopping me NOW!