Over the last few weeks, I've kind of been following an exercise/food logging regime, and it's been going well. Since I've started doing this (and not very hardcore about it BTW), I've lost 3.6 lbs! WOOT! ^_^ Today, I'm starting it officially, so I thought I'd post exactly what it is that I'm going to be doing, both to keep myself accountable, and to keep those who want to know in the loop.
Starting Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Starting weight: 290.0 lbs
Current weight: 287.4 lbs
-Neck: 14 in.
-Bust: 48 in.
-Waist: 48 in.
-Hips: 60 in.
-Log what I am eating on the MyFitnessPal smartphone app. Try to stay within the recommended caloric intake (1600 net calories)
-Log my workouts using the MapMyFitness, C25K, and UP smartphone apps.
-Log how much water I'm drinking in the MyFitnessPal and Water Your Body smartphone apps. Try to aim for the recommended oz. per day (currently 145.5 oz. - changes by body weight)
-Do the C25K program 3 times per week (Mon. Wed. and Fri.) and Roller Derby practice on Sunday. Rest on Tues. Thus. and Sat.)
-Continue to work on Roller Derby minimum skills. Use the Derby Lap Timer smartphone app to track 27/5 progress.
-(Not really fitness related, but) NO NAIL BITING!!!!!
-Keep track of medicines and vitamins (prescription and OTC) using the MediSafe smartphone app. Take as prescribed/needed
-Try to get in at least 3 servings of fruits/veggies per week. (More is better, but sometimes fresh produce is tough to get during certain seasons around here).
-Weigh self weekly (on Sunday morning). Take measurements monthly (last day of the month).
-Limit soda, alcohol and other not-good drinks. Stick to water, XS energy drinks (no more than 2 per day), coffee, tea, and water additives (crystal light, Nutrilite Twist Tubes, etc.). Sports drinks (Poweraide, Gatorade, etc.) when working out are fine, but not just to drink all the time.
NOTE: I'm not going to completely cut out soda, alcohol, or anything, but I don't want to start bad habits, such as drinking soda daily, or choosing something sugary and sodium-laced over water. Every so often, you have to let yourself have a taste of the things you like. Everything in moderation, right?
I think that's all of the specifications. Now, I will explain my reasons for doing this.
I'm not really super focused on loosing weight. Obviously, loosing weight would be a plus, but that is not my main goal. I am comfortable in my skin and with my body the way it is. What I want to do is build up my strength and endurance for roller derby, and I know that eating the right foods, and exercising will help with that. I also realize that my family history of weight related health issues (heart disease, diabetes, etc.) is very strong, and the risk increases as I get older, so I need to start getting healthy NOW! Also, I'm going to be getting married within the next 2 years. As awesome as it would be to look super hot in my wedding dress, again, that is only a "bonus" for me. I want to have kids someday, and I want to have a healthy pregnancy when that time comes. Also, once the kids are born, I want to be able to keep up with them and play with them. Anyway, those are the reasons I'm doing this. I'll continue to blog about my progress here. Wish me luck!