So this month has been a little bit of a step backwards for me but I expected that it had to come sometime.
I've put back on a few of the pounds that I lost and have been eating a bit more unhealthy than previous.
While the eating thing will take care of itself (I just need to get the snack craze out of my system) I decided that I really need to start putting in the effort to hit the gym like I told myself that I would.
I went once to begin this month and then some things interfered with my desire to keep going. Those things are now in the past. So, I need some motivation.
The only place I'm going to find motivation is from within and the one way I know of that I can motivate myself to do something is by talking about it more.
So, you guys are going to be reading a bit more about my flabby ass heading to the gym and getting passed my chips kick and back onto my health kick.
Today while driving home I talked myself into changing and heading to the gym before going to bed. Earlier this month I did 2 miles or so and told myself that next time I was hitting 3 miles.
Today I lived up to that end of the bargain.
When choosing which "workout" I wanted I set my desired distance instead of desired time like I have before. I figure that I'll focus more on hitting distance marks and less on how long it takes me to do it. So, I set it for 3 and then pushed myself to 3.5 during the "cool down" phase. My goal is to get to 5 miles and to do it in under an hour consistently.
I'm noticing that even though I haven't worked out in quite a while my ability has increased a ton just because of the weight I have already taken off.
A couple of years ago if I were to try to get into the gym routine I'd have to do a couple sessions at 15 minutes and slowly increase my way to 30 minutes and beyond whereas now I have no issue going for 30-40 minutes without having used a machine in months.
My breathing is also better during it, all huge positives and I'm quite proud of the little I've accomplished so far and looking forward to improving even more.
I have the next 7 days off work and I want to get some good quality time on the elliptical.
Tomorrow my plan is to wake up early and do an easy 30 minutes in the morning (Don't want to push myself every single day) and then wash up and head to my Doctors Appointment.
After the Doc I'll be heading to a wrestling convention that's in town for a little while. They'll be putting on a show at 6 pm ending with a battle royal and I'm considering ponying up the couple of bucks to go to it and taking the kid along with me because I'm pretty sure he'll enjoy the shit out of it.
The Convention lasts through Weds and I'll probably attend every day so I have to force myself to get some gym time in either before or after (before would probably be the easiest).
My goal is 4-5 trips to the gym during my 7 days off. I've got the time and I need to make the motivation.
I want to be back down to 233 by the end of this month and I know that I can do it.
I figure with healthy eating and regular exercise I should be able to lose 5 pounds per month. This is slightly off the pace of where I had set my (probably) unrealistic goal of being by the time my buddy rolls into town for his wedding but I can live with that. The goal is to get healthy and nothing more.
So, This is what I want to see happen (all end of month weights).
April - 233
May - 228
June - 223
July - 218
August - 213
September - 208
October - 203
November - 198
December - 193
January - 188
My Original goal was 180 by the end of January and the Wedding.
I'll be perfectly happy with anything between 180 - 200 as my permanent weight figuring that for the last 10-15 years (maybe more) I've weight between 260 - 300 give or take (mostly hovering around 280)