Wednesday, January 30, 2008

First Workout

This morning I did my first workout at LA Fitness by my office. It was fun. I did mostly the weight machines (want to build to up to free weights) and some time on the bike. My good friend and pilot buddy Mike "Kahuna" Stewart joined me this morning. He's going to join the gym and we're going to workout together. He's promised to show me how to play racquetball, which I've never played before. Personally, I much prefer doing something athletic as opposed to sitting on a bike. In the end, I'll do whatever it takes though.

Also my friend Bryan (taught me to fly, now he flies corporate jets) teaches a spinning class on Saturdays at the LA Fitness near my house. I plan on going there and letting him kick my butt around for a little while.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

What does "Project Vy" Mean?

Many people are probably wondering why I called this site "Project Vy". I'm a pilot. There are various speeds (called v-speeds) that we reference. For example, Vg is the maximum speed to lower landing geer, Vne is the never exceed speed, etc. Vy is the best rate of climb speed. The more fit I am, the more weight I'll lose. The more weight I lose, the better my rate of climb in my airplane. Nerdy? Probably.

So it begins...

So I have decided to embark upon a new project in my life. As all of my friends know, I have spent the last 4 years building an airplane in my garage. Now that the airplane is flying and about to head to the paint shop (after which I will finally declare it done) I decided it was time to embark upon a new project.

My wife has been very good about exercising and keeping fit. I have not. I work at an office that has a limitless supply of free junk food and soft drinks. In that same office I sit at a computer and write software all day long. I've had enough of it.

Therefore, I've decided to get in shape. When I graduated college, I was right about 165-170 pounds. Now I'm considerably more (245). I'm going to do something about it. I'm going to approach the problem just like I approached building my airplane. I'm going to take it one step at a time; a methodical approach that will eventually lead to success and accomplishment. It's not going to be easy with all the junk food available at my office, but it's going to get done.

Today during my lunch break I went out and joined the local LA fitness by my office. This also allows me to visit all the other LA fitness locations in Georgia. There's also an LA fitness near my house, which makes it very convenient to get to both locations. My friend Bryan also teaches a spinning class at the location by my house so he can help kick my butt into gear.

Why am I posting this here on a blog? Well, basically so that my friends can help keep me accountable.

Stay tuned.