Bio: I am currently 29 years old pediatrician in Texas, 5'8 and 170+ lbs (fluctuates), making my BMI > 26. My goal before hitting 30 was to do a marathon, looks like that's not going to happen with baby on the way and working hours.
I was not always 170 lbs +
I swam in high school, played tennis in college, and kept most of it up in med-school, but really gotten off track in residency and after this 2006 holidays, I can't seem to break the 170s; usually I flucuate in the 160s. I am also an avid backpacker, loving long expedition-like journies. Back in 2000 my best friend and I trekked through Latin American for 5 weeks, and I was able to loose about 15 lbs, and looked pretty great at 145 lbs, a BMI of 21. Hell, all we did was hike few miles daily with a 50+ lb backpack, eating breakfast and dinner only, mostly fried fish and alcohol when available, swimming, biking, etc. I guess after 12-14 hours of non-stop fun x 5 weeks, the amount of calories we burnt exceeded way more the one we replace and we started looking very good, like the dudes in 300... I was able to do 10+ pushups one my finger tips.... on one hand at a time!
Reality now is that these weight loosing trips are no longer possible nor do I have time for gym workouts and unfortunatley no all season pools are available where I live; can't even remember the last time I swam. Then alas, 3 years ago I think I tore my main brachial vein in my left arm which everytime I workout would cause massive swelling in my left arm. Then recently, I suffered some bad plantar facitis (pain in heels when running) after running on some cheapo Addidas shoes. Diet also has been horrible, I call it the sympathy pregnant diet to support my wife's erratic eating habits and her weight gain.
Anyways, recently I saw "300" and then on webMD news, I read "The 300 workout plan", and after googling around and few links later I found this site, and will give it a try. Last year, I used P90X extreme DVD series was for about 5 weeks and was able to drop about 10 lbs. Unfortunately, I don't think dieting would be possible.
MWF: following the plan, will be using my old Soloflex for the pullups.
TTH: Nordic Trac MTN 740 Stair Climber (at least 30 mins)
S/Sun: Running 1-2 miles with my husky or bike riding
And use this on-line journal to document progress and keeping motivated.
wish me luck