I have had a whirlwind of a personal life going on lately, so I have not been able to post about the workouts. Rest assured that I have learned my lesson from the previous time where I was letting myself get distracted. Sometimes when I get home, there are millions of other things I have to get done after I work out, and sometimes I let those other things distract me.
New rule of thumb: no matter how late it means, I will have to do my workout AFTER I’ve addressed the thing that are distracting me.
Now on to good news: I have stuck to my nutrition (more or less) over the last few weeks. I say “more or less” because I did have a cupcake here, a slice of pizza there, and of course 2-3 cups of coffee per day. Usually, I don’t drink coffee because that’s what I want; I drink it because it is an excuse to get away from my dead-end, brain-numbing job! As long as I swap coffee out with water, I should be all right. Despite these little missteps, I have seen progress.
What kind of progress, you may ask?
Well…when I started this out, I weighed 225.
Yesterday I stepped on two different scales: one at my mom’s house, the other at mine.
Mom’s scale said 210. Mine said 213.
That is anywhere from a 13-15 pound drop in THREE WEEKS! I said to my girlfriend, “That seems like a scary, unhealthy, overly rapid loss of weight.” From what I have read, the rule of thumb is to aim for losing only ONE pound per week. However, as she pointed out, I had a lot of weight to lose AND I changed two very important things at once: working out (which I wasn’t doing) and changing my diet (as opposed to eating whenever I felt like it).
I’m happy with these results. I’m happy I am straying from the nutrition end of things so little. Maybe I have finally achieved the willpower to succeed and get down to my goal weight of 175.
Time will tell.