Overall I managed to hit those goals pretty well. I got moving, I’ve had some kind of workout six days a week for the past four weeks. Technically I did miss one workout because of my travel schedule, but I improvised and did a walk/jog workout instead. I had several days where I had to improvise to some degree. The “man-maker” push-ups were from my knees and some of the sit-ups became crunches. But I also improvised the other way too, if I didn’t have the weights I needed available for a workout I’d take what I could get and do more reps. My swimming is horrible, so some mornings I’d try to get in some extra laps. MK refers to these things as “extra credit”.
Let us not forget the major accomplishment of getting my fat ass in a pool! This was a pretty big deal! Granted I still look like a cat in a washing machine, but I have delusions that I’m getting better. Having said that, the first five minutes of every swim workout is still spent wrestling my dome into the skull crusher.
I have relearned the art of functioning on minimal amounts of sleep. I say “relearned” because all college students learn to master this skill in their first or second semester at school. I have also learned that while I was able to go with little to no sleep for weeks on end in college, I can no longer maintain the lack of sleep lifestyle for as long now. TK keeps reminding me that I’m not 20 years old anymore; I’ve considered getting him a shirt that says “Thank you Captain Obvious”
The new eating habits are taking some work, but it’s not going that bad. Yes I had some ice cream last night and while I probably had more that I should have, I didn’t have nearly as much as I would have a month ago. I’ve noticed this change in other areas as well; we had pizza the other night at CK’s house. I had a slice, not 5 slices like I used to, but a single slice, and I think that’s ok. I eat a lot more fruits and veggies now and drink a lot more water. I can’t say I haven’t had a candy bar in the past month, but I can say that I’ve only had “A” candy bar! I still have a ways to go with this, especially in the pre-planning department. On more than one occasion I simply didn’t eat because I didn’t have any healthy options readily available. But I feel I’ve made some pretty big improvements and I’m happy about that.
I’m still frustrated with my weight, but I have to believe that will improve. I’m looking forward to the scale reflecting at least some of the hard work I’m putting in. I try to have the attitude that it’s more about how I feel and about how my clothes fit, but in the end, having the scale reflect the work is a major win.
At the end of month one, I have a long way to go and a lot of goals yet to hit, but I’m proud of what I’ve done. I look forward to seeing what kind of torture KB has in store for me this month and getting to spend more time in the gym with MK. I can’t wait for the looks and laughs I get from my other friends as I have to request assistance just standing up! I’m looking forward to seeing what tomorrow will bring.