Hey folks. I just thought I would give an update since returning from the gym. It's 1:15am and I am just about to get ready for bed. Tonight, at the gym, I warmed up with 15 minutes on the stepper while maintaining a heart rate of at least 153 bpm which is 80% of my age related max heart rate. (220 - your age). After that I raced up to the cardo room for front and side lunges, push-ups, stability ball squats, running on the spot and more push-ups. I finished off with abdominal crunches on a stability ball and some stretching.
When I was younger, and in great shape, I used to say to myself, "do as much as you can ...plus 3 more reps". I applied this old strategy again tonight and it made my workout feel 10 times more effective. I may not always get that extra 3 reps done, but I do everything in my power to try.
When I get home I prepare an isolate whey protein shake. Isolate whey, as I'm told, absorbs into your system much faster and protects your existing muscle mass, which is essential in maintaining a high metabolism.
Ok, I've blabbed on long enough.