Slowly getting more organized, I have started using myfitnesspal again and have my mint account setup, slowly working on getting spending under control. One if the things that I am going to start doing is checking in more often, the day after tomorrow is weigh in day. I am feeling like I have done pretty good the last few days. Sunday I had a Sundae for the season finale of Game of Thrones.
I am doing good at being ok early in the week because Thursday night Marley and I are going to Mistral!!! She is taking me, and then Friday night we are going out for Marley’s mom’s birthday.
I am not sure if I mentioned this in my last post but I signed up for a website that is called Nerd Fitness and it is a $100 lifetime sign up fee, basically what they have done is come up with workout routine 1A and 1B after you do that for a while and are feeling confident in the movements you move on to the boss battles where you complete as many as you can in a certain amount of time. When you enter those numbers the website lets you know if you have defeated the boss and leveled up. They have two paths one for people with a gym membership and one that is based on body weight exercises with minimal equipment. Because of my travel schedule I went with the body weight path.
One of the other interesting things about Nerd fitness is they have three sections; nutrition, exercise and mindset. I think the third one is very important and often overlooked. This section also has a path system where you complete one task before leveling up and moving to the next task. The website does a good job of breaking the steps to a healthy lifestyle down into actionable chunks that over a long period will make an incredible difference in losing weight.
One of the tasks is called The Big Why and it wants you to write down why you want to lose weight. I wrote the following:
I want to be able to fit into concert seats / airplane seats / booths at restaurants
I don’t want to be a sweaty mess at parties/ meetings or anywhere but the gym and the bedroom
I don’t want to have to think about weight limits when looking at doing things
I have had to turn down horseback riding/ riding a zipline/ amusement park rides because I am too fat
I want to hike the long trail/ the length of Vermont (272 miles)
I want to be able to move when I get older, I want to be able to do things when I get older
I want to be able to have sex with my girlfriend and love her like she deserves
In addition to that they also said you should take 4 pictures of your before. All 4 sides, and measure 7 points around your body. They also suggest waiting a month before doing it again. I am going to stick with this for a while, it seems like something that could work for me. Gotta keep trying, never going to stop doing that.