Working Out, Still Getting Wider

So, it’s been well over a year since my initial resolution to drop some weight. I’ve been pretty good about regular aerobic workouts on the treadmill or eliptical glider, and feel that I’m a good deal more fit than I had been. Unfortunately, I’ve also managed somehow to put on several pounds since I started working out, even though my diet has changed for the better. I guess my metabolism is slowing more quickly than my habits are changing, alas. I’m sure I’ve got a lot more little happy oxygen-delivering capillaries, but I’ve also got some more middle for them to deliver oxygen to.

So, on the advice of a friend who has a similar build and who has managed to drop a fair bit of weight, I’m starting strength training too. The theory is, of course, that by building more muscle mass, your body burns more calories at rest. I started in today, being careful not to overdo too much, but still hurt anyway. Squats are my least favorite exercise so far. Ow. Ow. Ow.