If you have been following my interests as of late then you would know that I am on a health kick. As part of this self-imposed improvement program I have made sharing my progress (or lack of) public so that you, my family and friends, can assist in motivating me.
I'm trying to climb back onto the wagon that I so thoroughly fell off of during the summer months. I have the ability and desire to concentrate more on my efforts to better my health so I'm rebooting my program
I started tracking my food intake again. I had fallen into some really bad habits of eating sugary and doughy items. Also, I was overeating at most meals. I have now made an effort to eat only cereal with milk for breakfast most days of the week and for lunch I typically make a sandwich. I have an apple or banana for a snack in the late afternoon. Dinner is typically eaten out even though I did make my own a couple of nights last week. I have also not eaten many potato products over the last two weeks.
My weight has not changed at all, other than small up and down fluctuations, but I think it will only take a little time before my body starts to metabolize my reserves.
I've made it my main goal to exercise almost every day. I play wallyball for a couple of hours twice a week, kickball for two to three hours once a week, and I've been taking long walks at night on the days that I don't play a sport. I do leave one day a week without anything just so that I know my body gets a little rest.
I plan on starting my couch to 5k program again but it's really difficult for me to run outside. Maybe someone has some suggestions for me.
Here is a restatement of my goals and where I am on each
- Reduce weight to 190lbs - I'm at 224 lbs now
- Reduce waist size to 36 inches - currently 43.5 inches
- Ability to do 100 pushups
- Ability to complete a 5k run - I had completed week 4 of Cto5K but I've not been running lately