Monday, February 27, 2012

Getting ready to pump it up!

Since the start of the year, I have made a number of healthy lifestyle changes in the effort to lose weight and improve my physical health. Today marks the beginning of a 30-day immersion experience for my research composition class. I decided to use this project as the jumping-off point for a resistance training program to complement the diet I began in mid-January and the fitness walking I gradually added over the following weeks. I will start my resistance training with two sessions per week of moderate-intensity, two set training, and work my way up to three weekly sessions of moderate-intensity, three set training. I'll also be extending my cardio workout schedule to 60 min/day on the off days, and 30 min/day on resistance training days.

My main goal with this project is that by the end of 30 days I will have a solid start for a long-term resistance training program. I hope to start seeing noticeable results in improved strength, energy, and endurance as a result of strength training combined with increased aerobic exercise. I will use this blog to track my progress along the way. I'm excited to get started and share my experiences with all of you!

Question of the day: What is your favorite workout song?


  1. Hey nancy! This is great! I'm looking forward to your discoveries and accomplished goals! I cannot think of a specific song at the moment but i love my shakira station on pandora.

  2. It's gotta be fast pop/rap club type music. Remixes and mash ups are fun. Currently, this song gets me pumped to be moving fast: More Than Alive by The Ready Set.

    It's nothing amazing, but it sure does get me pumped when I'm driving.