Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Getting on about it

Forgive me if this is an odd post, but it's 6am and my words aren't super strong yet.

I decided awhile back that I need to get in shape again (other than a roundish shape).  Mainly because I see some deficiencies in my overall condition, like a core that is more like a wet noodle than a pillar of stone.  Somewhere closer to the stone is what I'm aiming for.

213.4 lbs.  I don't like seeing that look up at me from the scale, but it is what it is.  Your body is a reflection of your lifestyle.  In a perfect world, I'd be closer to 180, like when I was racing.  I still had some gut to lose back then, but I was a good bit healthier.  My face was certainly skinnier, although I think I look better with fat face.  

Of course, after I lost all that weight, I had to get a new suit.  I fortunately don't wear suits very often, so I tried putting it back on after regaining the weight.  Yeeeouch.  My neck was about 1.5" thicker, and my waist was about 3" bigger too.  The waist didn't surprise me that much, but who knew a neck would get that much fattier?  Crazy.

I'm going to break this weight-losing effort up, and try and report back my week's activities, as well as what my weigh-in is on Thursday mornings.  My "goal" is to be down to 205 by Memorial weekend.  After that, I'll set a new goal and go from there.

As for what I did this week, I ran-ish about 2.5 miles on Sunday night, and rode about 20 miles yesterday.  I need to set a real schedule, but I'm thinking 3 core workouts a week, 2 rides, 2 runs, and some amount of strength training as well.  I'll post up my workout schedule later.

I'm not really big (har-har) on sharing all this, but I think if I start being more accountable to my botnet-readers (I doubt there's any humans out there), I'm more likely to see it through.

I really need to cut back on using parentheticals as well.

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