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.
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.
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.