The First Day of…

…my new take on life! (HA! Thought I was going to use a cliche there, did you?)

For the past few months I have been working out with a DVD set from Tony Horton called 10 Minute Trainer. I have also been having an on-again, off-again relationship with the Atkins high protein-low carb diet. The dynamic duo of working out and high protein landed me a body weight of 175 or 180 when I lived in Denver. While I am not trying to get that low again, I DO need to shed some pounds here.

Ever since I started working out, I was following the DVDs in a kind of haphazard, whatever-I-feel-like way. Then recently I started looking at the Team Beach Body site more in depth. And man, there is a WEALTH of info to be found there. They have an “auto-schedule” feature where you can pick from a variety of workouts already planned for you 28 days in advance. This is exactly what I need: solid, concrete goals. I chose a schedule called “getting started” because I figure: since I WAS doing things kind of aimlessly but now I have a set path to follow, it pretty much IS like starting over.

When I first got in touch with Dave Rydelnik and was introduced to the Team Beach Body world, I was around 220 pounds or more. On top of that I was “breaking” the Atkins diet on weekends. There was even a point when I just flat out did away with it. Last weekend I weighed myself and I was down to 210. And that’s despite all the screwing around and goofing off I did. I can’t wait to see what happens in 28 days now that I have a plan and the drive to stick to the diet AND workout side of things!


About Steve Grogan

I am 40 years old, divorced, and a father of four kids. I am a practitioner of a self-defense system called wing chun kung fu. My other hobbies include writing, playing guitar, reading, watching movies, and listening to music. Recently I have gotten back into fitness, and this time I am DETERMINED to get the washboard abs...whether my metabolism will cooperate with me or not! The purpose of this blog is to write not only about my hobbies, but also about whatever crosses my mind, whether it is something I don't understand or something that aggravates me. So join me as I indulge my tendency to think too much about topics that don't usually cross anyone else's mind!
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