KTG, thanks again for your inputs! I am looking around the board for more Cheapo advice (reverse pun intended). I like the idea of CC, but I can barely keep-up with SimpleFit. I need to focus on this basic stuff first. And I do look around, I don't see many 37yo guys doing this... but I do eat my heart out looking at the 20-somethings doing it like it was just walking... sigh, age is wasted on the young :)
I'm a bit ashamed that I skipped another week, non-intentionally. I realized if I don't manage to put in the Monday (D1) workout, it's MUCH harder for me to follow up with the rest of the days. A friend of mine really needed someone to talk to on Monday evening, clashing with my workout time. Some drinking was involved so I was not fit to workout afterwards. Need to figure out a better way to handle this, like don't drink or try to re-sched after workout... I just started a new job, after a long hiatus, I find my energy levels fluctuating a lot over the weeks. I think this is not just stress related but also related to how much water I drink during the day. Let's see how this week goes!
I'll second watergun's proposal--If you want to make it a real habit, and have trouble at the other times, you've got to make it a morning routine.
It really only takes about 15 minutes 3x per week. It is the most efficient fitness program I know of. I think if you don't do anything else simplefit progress will be a slower, but it will still be progress.
Of course there are some 20-somethings who make it look easy. But there are even more of them who also can't do even 1 pull-up. And many of those who make it look easy now will be passed out on the barcalounger by the end of their 30's.
A consistent workout program can help with energy levels and with stress. You've got a great start. You just have to figure out how to make it an ironclad habit.
@watergun: thanks and thanks. @KTG: I'm running out of things to say to you. Thanks... again...
I am usually very slow and grumpy in the mornings so my attempts at working out first thing haven't really worked out well before. I'll try again and let you know how it went. I am compelled to warn you in advance: any additional (or pre-existing) morning grumpiness shall be blamed on you. :)
Still on saddle. L1D3: 6:25 (3min rest between sets, total 21 mins) L1D3: 6:10
Almost all pull-ups has to be substituted by Aussie pull-ups, aka body rows, or 1 legged assisted. Might have made a small mistake. Thought subs had to be 2x of the prescribed amount. Turns out it was 3x. Fixed it on day 3... Feeling good for the first week, quite strong on squats, seeing improvement on the push-ups and trying to be patient with he pull-ups.