Friday, February 25, 2005

Absolutely Pathetic!!!

As some of you may no, I have recently decided to start working out again to get in shape. Well, today was my first day back, and only one word could describe the experience...sad. First, I go in and weigh myself and get one of the trainors to take my body fat percentage. It turns out that I'm ten pounds lighter than I was my senior year of high school (when I was at my peak, weight lifting wise), yet I have a 5% higher body fat percentage. So that means, that I've lost a lot of muscle, yet somehow managed to put on fat. You would think that with losing that weight, I would somehow cut back on some fat, as well, but knooooooow! Moving on, I hit the weights. Today, was upper body. So, I do a couple of sets of the dumbbell bench press. After I'm finished, I get up, thinking I did pretty well, then some girl sits down, does the same exercise, on the same weight, and knocks out the same number of reps. So, I'm feeling pretty humiliated, but I continue. So, I go over and start doing some seated tricep extensions. About mid way through the sets, some big hoss comes up and asks if he can work in with me. I no that this probably isn't a good idea, at least knot for my self esteem, but of course I can't say know. So, I agree and continue on with another set. I grab a 20 lb weight, do a set, and then get up so he can go. He grabs a 120 lb weight, does a set, and in the process, manages to make me look like ten year old school girl. I continue my workout, grabbing most of my weights from the lighter end of stack, but I swear that everyone in there had a look on there face like there is know freakin' way that this guy is that weak. I of course had to prove them wrong by finishing my workout, and thus proving that I am indeed that weak. As I'm walking out, I could have sworn that I heard a faint laughter coming from the stack of dumbbells, so I went over and looked at a pair of 50's straight in the...handgrip, I guess...and said, you better laugh it up now, because I'm knot going to always be this weak. Ah well, everyone has to start somewhere, but it's quite a step back from what I once was. Of course, it will get better with time. I no this from my past experiences. As the old saying goes...know pain, know gain!

P.S. - Laura, I have finally found a way to get you to comment on my posts. ;-)

6 Comments:

At 18:57, Blogger BigSexy said...

We will see my friend. I think I will be more pathetic than that. Maybe not less weight but much less precentage wise.

 
At 15:15, Blogger Turkey Nutts said...

David, I must commend you on your good work. Like you, I started working out again recently, and I to am purely pathetic. The only difference between you and I is that I have never had a peak (weightlifting wise). It's probably cause I've never really lifted weights. I am ashamed too admit that I am to scared too lift in front of people. If I had my own huge gym at home then I would love too lift, but because of the fear of embarrasing moments, like you experienced, I refuse too lift in front of anyone. I work out with all the other women doing the eliptical and the bike.
I tip my glass too you Dave. Keep going strong (or weak I guess), you are an inspiration too me.

 
At 17:18, Blogger Super Dave said...

Well Turkey, everyone has to start somewhere, so you shouldn't let the thought of being seen as weak keep you from lifting. Get Chad to go with you, then you'll be less self-conscience.

 
At 22:04, Blogger Laura said...

How do you get me to comment Dave? By placing "know" where the word "no" should be? ...Dang it!! You've done it again. You may have won this time, but you haven't heard the last of me. I'll be back. I'll be baaaaack.....

 
At 05:41, Blogger BigSexy said...

I guess everybody was waiting on Laura to comment on that. Ya'll can't act like you didn't see it. The first time I thought you were an idiot the second time I figured you were playing games.

On another note Dave, I'm taking off Monday the 14th and Tuesday the 15th, and maybe even the 11th, we'll see about that one. But I'm off that Monday and Tuesday when you get in.

 
At 16:46, Blogger BigSexy said...

how's the working out going Dave?

 

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