Friday, September 30, 2011
Diet and exercise
So, I decided I'd go all in.. Rather than doing the half-assed "I'll cut back" approach to eating (which WAS working, thankyouverymuch), I decided I'd join my wife doing Weight Watchers. The idea of writing down what I was eating and calculating the points and all seemed so... intriguing.. that I had to do it. I'm most of the way through my second week. I have been doing better in my food choices.. A couple of nights ago, I got home, and rather than eating chips or something to that effect, I grabbed an apple. Go me. I've been skipping various free food offerings at work. Eating more salad. On and on. And, yes. I'm hungry. lol I definitely am seeing weight come off.. The shorts are looser, the belly is smaller. (Get in my belly!) I've also been doing the 30 day shred thing now.. Not daily.. About 4 times a week.. I banged on level 1 for a couple of weeks and said "oh, sure, let's roll up to #2". Level 2 has totally been whipping my ass. I think I've been shredding for about a month now. It definitely is doing some good. I've also managed to squeeze in running two days a week. Pretty non-eventful runs, no real goals in mind.. The mid-week one is generally hilly, and the weekend one is generally "long". Long being around 4-5 miles. It's a start. There's a half marathon in May in the area, and maybe I'll work toward that. Losing weight is certainly helping the running.. doing the 30 day shred is helping too, just to even out the muscles in my legs a bit. So, all in all, it's a good start to a comeback. Certainly a well rounded approach to running now. Keep on rockin'!