Well, up a little less than a pound this week. I think there was two issues that led to this. One was a new scale. The scale at home hates me. It’s a lot less generous than the scale at the gym. I stress ate a little this week. I have a sales offer on my home that came a lot earlier than we thought it would and there’s a possibility of me being homeless in April. The stress eating is also from hearing all the money that gets spent on a new home.
I am freaking out just writing about it. I know everything is going to work out. It almost always does. Well, except for that one time.
We are looking at new homes and it’s stressing me out even more. Okay take a deep breath. I got this. I hope I can got this. Please tell me I got this.
I’m still running. Didn’t get the strength workouts in n this past week. I think I hit my 2000 push-up goal. I’ll have to check.
I ran 140 miles in February. I am feeling good about the Carmel marathon coming up. My average daily mileage has bumped up to six miles per run. The intervals are still happening. Although the walking segment is getting shorter. I started running at the Monon Center in Carmel. On that track, there are eight laps to a mile. I’ve been trying to walk one lap and run three. Each lap is .12 miles long. Over the last couple of runs, I’ve been trying to walk half a lap and run three and a half laps.
Two month into this challenge. Down 15.6 and finally crossed the 240 threshold. I’m a little behind my pace by 0.4. We’ll make it up in March.
Today, I set a goal of running four miles in 40 minutes. With some work, I ran it in 36 minutes. I know there are plenty of people who can run four miles a lot faster than 36 minutes. But, this was my Everest and I did it. This has to be my fastest treadmill time for any distance. The treadmill looked like a satellite trying to renter the atmosphere.
Things are going well. It’s a slow go but we got this.
If you’re thinking about starting a wellness journey and not sure where to start…just start. Just start walking down the path and don’t overthink it. Just donut.
What can I say? I can make excuses about going to my daughter’s basketball game and eating a hot dog after 7pm, going to a Super Game Party at my friend’s church where I had an extra bowl of chili, or having a heavy beer on Saturday night. It really doesn’t matter. I made this choices. I have to live with them.
I made those choices and I’m cool with that. Why? I’m human and I had some fun. I enjoyed the company of friends and watched some football. I knew that Monday is a brand not ew day and I’ll just work harder this week.
Why am I sharing this with you? Because I want to share what I was thinking when this happened. You get back up and keep moving forward. Even with the failures of this past weekend, I am really happy with my progress. January was a successful month. Fortunately, it’s still early in. February.
Be safe and take care.
I am tired of being fat.
I am tired of clothes not fitting.
I tired of being one of the biggest people in the room.
I tired of people looking like I grew a second head when they hear I ran a marathon.
I am tired of always being sick.
I am tired of food having no taste.
I am tired of being tired.
I am fat as hell and not going to take it any more.
Today is a new day.
Today, I will start eating a nutritious diet.
Today, I will start being mindful of portions.
Today, I will make exercise part of my daily routine.
Today, I will consume less fast food.
Today, I will consume less soda. ( I’m fat, not crazy. I need my go-go juice.)
Today, I will work on me.
Today is here.
Today is a new beginning.
I want to see my children grow old.
I want to see my children graduate college.
I want my wife and I to see our children’s children.
I want to be active and not need a wheelchair.
I want to compete in the senior Olympics when I turn 51.
I don’t expect this to happen overnight. Positive lifestyle changes take time and lots of energy. The word “I” is used a lot in this post. That’s rare for me, even when playing the Kahuna character. This is my battle to win. For people like me, I know there are lots of you out there, obesity is a battle we have been losing. Because of stress or boredom, we eat. And eat until we are stuffed. I have to re-prioritize my life to make this happen or I am going to die before I reach fifty.
Even if I lose the weight, I will still be The BgKahuna.
Take Care and thank you for your support,