Finally sitting down to write this was actually more hard than I thought it would be. I’ve been putting it off, making excuses about how I can’t start eating healthy yet because I don’t have the groceries for it or that I can’t go to the gym because I’m just so tired from work.
But hey, I can find the time to sit at my computer and snack and sabotage any and all efforts. That part is super easy.
So today the scale and I had a chat. We decided to look at where I’m at and just how far I’ve slipped up since getting into amazing shape last year.
The scale brought on some hard truths.
I was depressed and angry for awhile but that turned into determination fairly quickly. I know what it takes to succeed at this, I’ve done it before. I just have to recreate that fire and that drive to get back to a point where being shirtless in front of a mirror is okay again.
So today is the real start of things. I almost let myself say ‘meh, I’ll wait until the first of April’ but that won’t cut it. It has to happen now or it won’t at all so here goes.
Starting Weight: 254.3 lbs
Goal Weight : 215 lbs
Weight To Go: 39.3 lbs
So to get the results I’m looking for, my initial goal is to make a structured meal plan full of healthy protein and lots more vegetables than I’m eating now (Read: 0). On top of that, I will be setting aside at least3 nights a week to go to the gym for an hour and a half to get in a strong weight session along with cardio.
I will be using MyFitnessPal to track calorie consumption which is pretty awesome since you can scan bar codes with it which will automatically bring up your nutrition content.
I will also attempt to us the Couch25K app to help build up my endurance and have a change from my usual cardio on the stationary bike. I used to sprint in high school but was never a long distance runner but I’ve promised myself that by the summer of my wedding, which is next year, I will run a 5k race.
So there we go, finally got around to this post and began my new journey. Good first step in the right direction I think.
Keep checking back as I will be posting quite a bit going forward. I have some topics I want to cover and some articles you all may find interesting.
I admit it. When it comes to the matter of weight loss and getting in shape I am Bill Paxton in True Lies or that creepy guy on Sesame Street trying to sell people letters. When I’m doing great and feeling great I somehow turn into a sleazy salesman, convincing myself that it’s okay to eat a little bit of junk food or miss that one day at the gym.
I can’t trust myself to not sabotage myself.
And that’s been an ongoing struggle for nearly 10 years that will finally end in 2013. I had joined the gym and lost the weight and finally liked looking at myself in the mirror and then somewhere along the way it started to fall apart. 1 cheat meal became a cheat day and then a cheat week. 1 missed session at the gym became a week missed and then I stopped going altogether and everything I had worked towards was gone.
But things have changed. I’ve gotten rid of a lot of the stress inducers in my life that thanks to my nature, had me binge eating . I’m in a new place, both figuratively and literally and I have a new outlook on myself and life. This is the year of change and I hope to use this space as a means to chronicle it all and share it with those who have the time to read.
There will be exercise schedules, weigh-ins and food porn (tasteful of course). there will be the odd vlog in there along with articles and motivation that I’ve found helpful, just in case some of you happen to be in the same boat.
Tonight’s post is just to sit down and finally put words down but with tomorrow comes a lot of planning and fun. I hope you stick around to join me in my journey.