Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I have had several good days in a row at the gym. I have been excited and motivated about going to work out.

Today I swam 21 laps or just over 1/2 mile. I did some weight training as well. I did some squats with 145 pounds and one squat at 225 pounds. I know the amount of weight I am using isn't proportional to my size, but I have never really lifted weights before now. I need to get onto a consistent lifting schedule. Instead of being consistent with what I do and how much I lift I wander around the gym doing what I like and what makes me sweat the most. I would think that this isn't going to produce the most results for me.

It is all a learning experience,


Saturday, February 25, 2012

I am down to 231. I only weigh myself every couple of days. To make sure I am not gaining on my days off I am following a strict no empty calorie rule. I only drink water and the very occasional diet soda (Diet Dr. Pepper). I am eating lots of protein and veggies. I am typically eating grilled chicken and salad for lunch and dinner and some eggs for breakfast. I will have some deli sliced chicken breast as a snack with a slice of Gouda cheese. I will get me an individual size veggie tray for a snack too.

I am pretty excited to see results so quickly. I just have to keep up the work and realize it isn't something I can do on and off but I have to be intentionally active for the rest of my life.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

After a long bout with severe de-motivation I am back to working out and eating in a more responsible manner. I was in a funk for a while and just could not seem to shake out of it. I am motivated and ready to make some changes to my lifestyle and habits so I can get fit and healthy. I have switched to strictly water and have gone low carb. I have been going fairly strong for about 2 weeks and have dropped a decent amount of weight. I started out at 258 and I am down to 241. I am working out at the gym 3 to 4 days per week. I do atleast 30 minutes of cardio 3 days per week and lift weights atleast 4 days per week. I hope to get a little more motivated and increase the amount I work out so I can drop even more weight and get fit. This is the first time I have ever lifted weights. I have heard from several reliable sources that weightlifting is a good tool to help increase metabolism and burn fat. I really want to be able to have the self confidence to walk around with no shirt on in the near future.