So, I finally made the decision to join a gym...
DAMN. Yesterday was my first "workout", I lasted all of an hour or so. Today, I am dyin' over here.
I'm not sure on the gym hours, but I kinda wanted to work out in the morning - but again, I am not sure if they are open that early. So, I might have to be working out in the evenings.
So, what is a "good" routine for a newb? One of the guys I work with is a fitness NERD. I mean that in a good way, he's mid 40's and lean and cut like no other..but he follows a strict routine, eats super healthy etc. He's mentioned weights mon,wed, and fri - cardio on tue/thurs. So, I get a lot of ideas from him.
The "good" thing about this gym, (it's a community gym) is that it's only .7/mile from my house. So, I could potentially, "kill 2 birds with one stone" so to speak...
Keeping the distance from the gym in mind, is that amount of cardio worth considering in the routine workout if I can only workout 4-5 times a week? What sort of routine would be best with this in mind?
So far, in the past month - I've 98% quit drinking softdrinks. I drink mainly water during the day, sometimes tea with no or very little sugar. I've started eating oatmeal in the mornings and an apple, orange or bananna for a snack at mid day. Today, for the first time - I ate a plain canned chicken sandwich with mustard.
I can't believe I've gone this long in this bad of shape, but I guess you have to start somewhere.
Any tips, workout routines, eating habbit ideas are appreciated.