I started back up at the gym after not going for a few months, this time focusing more on cardio, and I'm pretty happy with how I'm doing so far. I started last Monday, and decided I'd spend an hour on the treadmill before I do the rest of my workout. Considering my size, 5'8 and 212, I was very happy when I first tried it out and went 3.5 miles over an hour, since then I've worked it up to 4.3, alternating between walking/jogging/running. I've lost 5 pounds since I started a week ago and by Thursday last week, I felt a difference in how I was able to handle the cardio, and I've steadily been increasing my speeds on my jog and run, as well as doing them longer. I honestly wasn't expecting to improve this much, even though it was early on, but I'm hoping by the end of next week I'll be able to hammer out 5 miles in an hour, since I know my improvement will slow down. The only thing that sucks is I got a **** ton of blisters on my feet, despite wearing two pairs of socks. I actually got a blister under a blister the end of last week, but this week I haven't had any problems with blisters, and think my feet are getting used to it. Lately I've been spending almost two hours a day at the gym, which is more than I used to, and the running I'm doing is really what's working best in helping me feel so much better. I am to the point where I think I'll actually have easily visible abs by May, (Not that any of you care, except for maybe APS or Yoda) as well as more toned arms and legs already, so I'm thinking if I keep up with this type of plan (as well as me already eating health-ier and drinking less soda/booze :() I should be in the best shape I've been in a long time, and maybe ever.
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Weight-Lifting Thread (General Fitness Thread)