A Saturday…

2 days left. Previously I would have tried to cram in lots of shitty food. I don’t find myself doing that this time. That said I am not worrying about what I eat so much right now as how much of it I consume….

Anyway, Caryn and I did a nice 2 miles this morning… I’ll call this route the 2 mile tugboat. That kind of what it looks like.

A Friday Part Deux

So now that this is somewhat up, I feel I can write more. I don’t intend on publicizing this site much. So maybe people stumble on it by accident maybe not. But ultimately a bit of explanation of what my plan is:

1) Start Back Exercising. Primarily Walking. At least 1 if not more a day. I’ve missed two week days since July 13th. I haven’t been walking on the weekends, as those are generally recovery days, and filled with chores and running around anyway. So I would suggest that this step is solidly underway. This has been in helped in a big way by a friend and co-worker who lives near by. He’s helped hold me accountable to walk every day. This pandemic has been a minor blessing, as it allows me a bit more freedom during the day.

2) Get back to 3 days a week weights. I’ve had good luck with 5×5 ( https://stronglifts.com/5×5/#gref ) so, I will likely get back to that program starting Monday August 10th. That will be in addition to walking 1-3 miles a day.

3) Reign in my eating. This is likely one of the hardest parts. I have a culinary degree, I love to eat good food. That said, they don’t teach you to cook for 1 in culinary school. So, while I like to believe I eat reasonably well…. My portion control is nuts. Sadly though, this means I am falling back to some packaged meals, due to portion control and convenience.

So, Ultimately I’m expecting my workout schedule to look something like this:
Monday – Walking / Weights
Tuesday – Walking / Rest or Cardio
Wednesday – Walking / Weights
Thursday – Walking / Rest or Cardio
Friday – Walking / Weights
Saturday – Active Rest (Hiking, Paddling, Walking, Swimming, etc…)
Sunday – Full Rest.

I have a small home gym, so I can do most of this at home. Plenty of Weights and an Elliptical Machine. I’m contemplating adding a rowing machine, but lets get this thing into “Habit” before dropping another $1000 on a piece of equipment.

Anyway, Monday I kick this thing off officially. 100lbs To Go.

Friday

Meetings that went back to back, meant a solo walk today. Honestly first in a while for me. I started a new audio book on “The Dark Triad” of personality traits. Nothing makes your walk feel like 100 miles than some monotone asshole droning on about coefficients in personality test scores.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZW2HJTX/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_JwzlFbN0FCK47