The nice thing about an aggressive challenge like this is I still remember my body’s response to certain baseline activities to see small but nice changes. A few of note:
- The 10-minute uphill walk to my car
- The ramp in Grand Central Terminal that leads to the lower level and back up (passing Oyster Bar)
Both of these were not major challenges but would get my heart rate up a little and I would feel it as a very mild workout on legs. Now I noticed it was nothing at all and I could feel I was better supported by my legs as if they were pistons pushing me off.
My four flights of steps I take to work still burns but I am only a little winded for a few moments. I would like to see how well my body will handle those steps going forward, eventually running up them or taking two steps at a time.
I am also sitting less slumped at work and on the train. Still a bad habit I can sink into when thinking at my desk, but for general sitting, I feel more supported in my back and core.
So all-in-all progress in strength is being made along with progress in my waistline.