I decided that my impending birthday was a good reason to start getting back into some sort of shape. The winter gut was pretty bad.
Starting the first week of March, I started doing 5 push-ups an hour between 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. It doesn't seem like much, but I wanted to start slow because in the past, every time I noticed that I was getting flabby and started working out, I would overdo it and then have to stop whatever my workout plan was.
For the third week, I decided to go up to ten pushups an hour, which caused me to strain my shoulder. I continued to do only five an hour.
For the fourth week, I moved up to six pushups an hour and now I am doing seven pushups an hour. It feels good to start something that I've been able to keep up with. Eventually I will add situps and some sort of aerobics to my routine.
I decided to take weekly "before" pictures and continue to do so as I progress. I want to be "presentable" by the time the pool is ready to be used which is approximately Memorial Day.
I chose not to flex or suck in my gut for these pictures, so there really isn't much to see (that you'd want to see, anyway)
The first day:
After 1 week:
Kind of disappointing to look at, really. But the pushups are getting easier and easier to do. I can tell my core muscles are starting to strengthen up again.