Physical Fitness - Day 1

Today is the first day in my reignited quest for physical fitness.  I weighed myself yesterday morning, coming in at 188 pounds.  For comparison, when i was at my fittest i was somewhere around 160.  I'm 5'8" on a good day.

I'll share before and after pics at the end of the 21 days although i'm not expecting to see any kind of drastic change.  As i mentioned before, it's a lifestyle not a sprint. 

I've been working out for about the last 10 days, since shortly after the kettlebells arrived in the mail.  I wanted to come into this challenge with a tiny bit of fitness and not completely cold.  Injuring yourself is a surefire way to halt progress.

It's a strength training day.  The workout:

Similar to these One-Arm Kettlebell Swings, except that i alternated arms at the top of the move.

Swing with the left, swing with the right = 1 rep.

4 sets of 12. 35 pounds.  One minute rest in between sets.  Total time, not including loosening up was 6 minutes.

As you can see, i kept the reps high and the rest time low so that i'll get a cardio benefit as well.  When you see the "before" pics you'll realize how badly i need to burn fat.