Hi, my name’s Michael, I’m 29 years old and getting seriously out of shape. I never really was a jock, always being the shortest in school. And after a few years commuting, what little condition I had before is now all lost.
I recently moved closer to work, so I should have more free time now, but somehow I don’t find the motivation to do most sports. I get seriously bored by solo activities, so running and the like just isn’t something for me (somehow I take very, very long to produce the necessary endorphins). I’ve done a bit of martial arts in the past, never too long in one school. While at least the interest is there, I just can’t stomach some of the stupid things the teachers believe. If someone’s coming with “Ki” or similar mumbo-jumbo, I’m out.
But a few months back I found this site and finally managed to start training. I’ve just completed my first week at level one, training Wedneday, Friday and Monday (Got to find something to do in-between).
L1-1: 32 rounds
L1-2: 4:52 altogether (forgot to wait 3 minutes between rounds)
Level one totally wore me out. I didn’t pause much, but my breath came rather heavily for the second half. Didn’t have problems with the exercises, though. The last few push-ups were a bit lop-sided, but nothing major.
Compared to that, the second and third workouts were really easy. I’ll switch to the next level starting Wednesday.
I had mixed success with the nutrition side. The Fast-5 will probably work out, as I’ve generally ate rather late and skipped breakfast mostly. So I just have to avoid lunch at work and I’ll be fine.
Paleo proves to be a bit more difficult. I’ll have to get better meat and find something suitable for side dishes. There’s a big chance if something’s green that I don’t like it…