Almost 400 calories burned walking in the park for 2 hours :D 1 week ago
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I started eating right last week. It went well for three and a half days. The problem, I have found, is that while I can throw together a meal, I don’t know how to throw together a healthy one.
I think I need to re-learn how to cook first.
Of course it’s even harder to eat right when the other members of your household steadfastly refuse to do so.
Exercise how ever, is not going to be to hard. The key is to take my two year old son to the park and run around with him. He is an endless source of energy. 1 week ago
I’ve spent some time recently with new people. Cool, active, sports people, mostly foreigners. Funny thing, they weren’t asking me if I “do sports”, they were asking “what sports” do I do. I felt embarrased that I don’t really train or something. It’s a new way of looking at this side of life for me. Because I really think sport is important in a healthy lifestyle that I want to lead. So why it’s so hard for me to be more active ? Anyways I feel inspired. 1 week ago
Since my last entry, I’ve twice added weight to every workout in my routine, other than pushups, but I’ve doubled the number of pushups I do when I do my routine.
People who haven’t seen me for as little as even just a month will remark about how good I look.
My biceps are bigger than they’ve ever been, which reminds me that I need to measure them and compare against last time I took measurements. But that’s pretty great.
I’m still pretty light for my height (154 as of this morning, and I’m 6’1”), though, and even though the belly and spare tire are shrinking, they’re still there. I’m pretty sure it’s mostly just loose skin. Ugh, I want to go kick my teenage self in the ass, both for getting fat, and then for crashing when I was 19 and losing 30 pounds inside a month (this was not a crash diet, I was just super anxious and depressed). That’s what did it to me. I’ve been flabby ever since. Even When I was 24 years old and absurdly skinny, like 145 pounds, I still had this flabby belly.
I don’t know what I can really do about it. There are of course surgical options, but I don’t have that kind of money, at least not right now. Plus, the risk of just screwing everything up by losing muscle and gaining fat just in the recovery time from surgery.
Anyway, if it weren’t for that (which I know is kind of a petty complaint), I think I’d look fantastic right now. But I think I just need to stick with the exercise program, and it will gradually get better. I just thought that I’d kind of be “there” already. But I guess I didn’t count on that I actually 3 different things to work on: 1. Burning fat 2. Gaining muscle 3. tightening up loose skin.
I’m doing alright with the first two, but I guess number three is just going to take a while, and it’s going to require me staying really consistent with my workout.
Possibly, I need to start thinking about putting on weight, maybe about ten pounds, provided that it’s all muscle. That would surely help at least the appearance factor of number three, there.
But working out no longer feels like something I have to do because I desperately need to make some goal. It’s just something I do now, and I enjoy it. There are still goals, I still want progress, but I’m at a point now where incremental progress no longer seems “not good enough” or “taking too long”. Incremental progress is now all I really care about, and I think it actually helps me push myself harder.
Overall, though, I’m feeling really good, and I always feel better after a good workout. Last night I ran for an hour and did stairs for 15 minutes. It was absolutely beautiful outside, and the last remaining glow of twilight was in the sky still. The perfect end to a day! 2 weeks ago
Went hiking with a friend tonight. Good times :) I was so tired, wouldn’t have made it out there without him. 3 weeks ago
Still at it – still regularly at the gym and gaining strength, but no change on the scale. Really need to focus on changing my eating, but have no motivation on that front. 1 month ago
went hiking tonight. it took me twice as long for some reason… i was tired, it was a pretty hot day, still hot at night too. 1 month ago