I weighed in yesterday at 328.8 pounds. That’s a one pound weight gain from the last time I weighed in, but since that was a month ago and then I embraced the calorie-dense Christmas holidays with wide-open arms, I think that’s pretty good. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about today, except tangentially.
See, today isn’t about weight. It’s about getting started. I just needed the weight to establish a baseline for myself, so that I have one of several metrics with which to gauge my progress. My head cold is cleared up (except for a touch of congestion) and, fun as they are, the holidays are over. Oh, and I don’t have the stress of studying for major professional certification exams hanging over my head. Once again, I am able to fully focus on my health!
And my family, of course. But I’ll be doing by a lot of this with them, since I’m the cook and we all want to go hiking (and play Pokémon Go) once the weather improves. Nothing says that getting healthy has to be tedious or lonely, after all. Right?
Although – and this just hit me – I’m going to ease back into the routine a little. I was going to jump in feet first and try and do everything, ignoring the fact that it’s been a while. I don’t think I’ll do that, because it seems like a revue for failure. So, instead, here’s my revised plan:
- Hit my calorie budget. I’ve been doing this successfully for the last four days, so I’m off to a good start.
- Meet my walking goals, starting today. This may be a little difficult, since it’s been a while, but I seem to average about 3.5 miles per day when I’m not actually trying. Adding 2 more miles is a little ambitious, but I know I can do it because I’ve done it before.
- Do my exercise cards 4 day’s a week, starting today.
- Do my Kung Flow warmups 5 day’s a week.
- Start the Flat Belly Workout next week.
That seems like a good strategy. I’ll let you all know how day one went in tomorrow’s post!