"I am playing with myself,
I am playing with the world's soul,
I am the dialogue between myself and el espiritu del mundo.
I change myself, I change the world."

Gloria AnzaldĂșa

31 July, 2008

08 Ass Project


Okay, this is not my official picture for the Ass Project this week--I'll post new pics as soon as Susan gets home from work and snaps them for me. However, this is a picture of my posterior that was taken on the great art festival of St. Susan's day (last Saturday), so it is recent. I plan to have a weekly photo of me in my workout clothes -- sorry, I just am not brave enough for the granny panties.

Here is my plan: I will exercise at least five days a week. I will do strength training three days a week and do cardio everyday (though I will feel free to take off one or two days a week). I've been exercising this summer, but I haven't been working on my diet. So, although Mrs. G's program does not include diet, I believe I will try to cut back on the fats and on bread.

Here's the weekly update: On Monday, I met with my trainer Adrian. (Yo.) I did 15 minutes on the elliptical machine, and then we did a good deal of lifting and other exercises for a total of a 60 minute session. We focused on arms, back, and core. On Tuesday, I did 30 minutes on the stationary bike and 20 minutes on the treadmill. On Wednesday, I did 15 minutes on the bike, and then worked for 45 minutes on strength and core. I worked arms and shoulders and core, but I also tried to do some leg exercises. Then Susan and Morgan joined me at the gym and we did 30 minutes on the treadmill. I have not exercised yet today, but I plan to do some cardio--maybe just the treadmill today--and I plan to do strength training again on Friday.

As far as the diet is concerned, I have been eating somewhat better this week than last (at least this week contained no Kahlua cake), but I've still been somewhat free about the consumption of carbs and booze.

14 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Brave girl. That's a lot of working out--I hope it inspires me.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

That is a fantastic photo! And . . . you rock the Ass Project.

Mike Golch said...

you are braver than I am. I'm too embarresed to do this one. Hugs and God's Love and Blessings to you and Susan!-Mike G. said that!(Its an A.A. thing)

The Other Laura said...

Way to go, Professor J!!

I'm glad you're on board.

MamaBird said...

You rock - love the pics and the support you're getting too.

Lisa Milton said...

Ah, another brave woman, taking on the challenge.

I will be posting about it tomorrow. God help us all.

(I know you've been working on this already; I think about that when I feel like whining...)

Mrs. G. said...

Let the games begin, baby!

JCK said...

I'm cheering you on! That's some exercise schedule. I love that YO Adrian.

Rima said...

Carbs and booze is what gets me every time.

Julie Pippert said...

That's a big bit of all right (especially with that trainer-yo! indeed!).

And what do you mean that photo was last week...as in last week here? Are you wearing a JACKET?

it makes me start sweating just thinking of it. it does.

Gl with cutting back. it gets easier.

Professor J said...

Oh no, Julie. That is a light cotton short-sleeved camp shirt. You know how it is here in Texas, I barely wear a jacket in January.

apathy lounge said...

Having a trainer is the way to go! I'd be lost without mine.

Claire B. said...

Way to go, Prof. J.! I've been thinking of asking for a personal trainer for my birthday (time, not the actual person). I'm reading a very good book, The Incredible Shrinking Critic by Jami Bernard, which does a good job covering issues like body image, female stuff, food hoarding--a virtual buffet of good reading. Her approach to weight loss is sensible and doable, too.

Anonymous said...

I just want to say, maybe you should rethink cutting down on fats! Fat in the diet is what makes you feel satisfied so that you stop eating. Carbs actually increase hunger. Oh, I wish I could remember the study that showed this.