I need to reboot, and I need to reboot lots of stuff.
I have gotten miserably, unbearably, ridiculously, and unnecessarily....plump. I've watched as my pants size has grown from a comfortable 34 to a decidedly snug 38, and to reach 40 would be nothing short of tragic. And surprise, surprise, my BG control has suffered as well. It's not really that I am eating poorly, in fact I would argue that I am eating much better than I was when I worked at the car washes. Gone are the days of the Double Whopper with Cheese for lunch and the day-long snacking. I eat a decent breakfast, a healthy lunch (that The Scooter Store happily subsidizes), and just whatever for dinner. The difference is my activity level has dropped to nearly nothing. I've gone from being semi-active and working out regularly to sitting in a box all day. People's asses are like goldfish, they grow to fit to their environment. My ass is now the shape of a large leather chair.
So here's the plan, and it is just a plan so far.
I've bought a nice gas grill, and I've set an ambitious goal of planning meals for the week on Sunday, and buying all the ingredients to cook throughout the week. I'll continue to eat the healthy option at work for lunch, and breakfast will go down to a single breakfast burrito. Soft drinks are out. Only water or sugar-free lemonade.
Each morning will begin with a trip to the gym, without fail. Not only do I feel better after working out, but I'll look better too. I've always had great success losing fat when I lift weights, and muscle burns blood sugar much more efficiently.
Every evening after dinner will be walking time. Within a couple of weeks, my goal is to make the transition from walking to running. Ideally, I will be running 2 miles after dinner in about a month.
Counting pounds isn't really my goal. In fact, if I do it right, I may only lose about 10 pounds at most, and I may even maintain or gain a couple of pounds, but if it's muscle, then that's all good. Amy always says that it's not about how much you weigh, it's about how you look.
To recap, here are the goals:
1. Eat a small breakfast every day. Healthy lunch option. Pre-planned healthy dinners.
2. No more diet soda. Only water or sugar-free lemonade.
3. Lifting weights five days per week.
4. Daily walks that turn into daily 2 mile runs.
5. Size 32 pants. That's the big one.
Wish me luck!