Last night over the D&D table I made a proclamation. I told the guys that in 9 months I would look like Sarah Connor from Terminator II. I have been thinking about it for quite some time, but now that I've said it, I figure I have to do it. And now I'm saying it to y'all too, so you can either offer helpful fitness suggestions or offer powdered doughnuts and mockery. Whichever works to make you feel better about yourself.
My goal is not to loose weight, exactly. I took an online assessment of my BMI and it seems to be in the healthy range. No, my goal is to have arms that look like this:
The machine gun, I don't care so much about, but the arms... That is what I am going for. And a set of 6-pack abs would also be nice.
The plan is to do this without spending much money. (NOT joining a gym, NOT paying for classes, NOT buying an exercise ball/set of pilates bands/any system of videos for 3 easy payments of $29.96) I already have a chin-up bar in my house, and I think I am going to get one for work too. Somewhere between here and Mom's house are a set of 3-5 lb handweights which I will use if I can find them, otherwise I have a steady supply of milk jugs and kitty litter bins what can be filled with water/kitty litter/bricks/whatever. Think I am going to need to buy a jumprope and possibly a new pair of shoes, as my hikers are not particularly suited to high impact aerobics. Keith says the Bruce Lee method is a good place to start - unfortunately someone stole his copy of the book so I think we're gonna have to buy that too.
Anyone ever tried to become a super badass before? How did you do it? Do you have any suggestions? What are your favorite exercises?
I'm starting with chinups and pushups, and guess what? I can currently do 1 (one) underhanded chin up and 0 (zero) overhand chin up. I cannot do a push up at all. So I'm going to work on this a little every day and keep you all posted!