I've decided to join Caleb Jenkin's "Fit in February Developer Challenge" this month. There are some cool prizes involved, but I'm in it for the life changing stuff. Over the past few months, I've been able to drop quite a bit of weight. Almost a total of 40 pounds since the beginning of 2007.
One of my goals is to get back into weight lifting. I used to lift a lot of weights, but have since fallen back on bad habits. I have a membership to Gold's Gym, and I've been going on a on/off again basis. That's going to change this month. I have no obligations taking me out of town, so I should be able to get into the gym 4-5 days a week.
Here is my tried and true weight lifting schedule:
Day 1: Chest
Day 2: Legs
Day 3: Back
Day 4: Shoulders
Day 5: Arms
Workouts typically end with 20-30 minutes of cardio. The real challenge is making sure I get plenty of protein before and after my workout. Don't forget! Protein is a necessity when lifting. Your muscles will never grow if you don't have it. Muscles that grow burn more calories post-workout, which means you'll burn more fat.
I look forward to seeing how folks do this month. Special thanks to Caleb for starting this up, and for getting great prizes. If there is anything that could motivate fat developers, it's $10,000 worth of Microsoft goodness.
Tomorrow morning I will post here and on Twitter my official starting weight.