Sunday, June 7, 2009

Making an Example

Well I figure there is no better way to teach than to be the example. I am not the greatest example as of right now but I am working on it so if anyone wants to join in with me this is going to be my first week of training for my new body. Yes, that sounds cheesy but I have to start somewhere and as of right now, I am 50 pounds over my suggested weight according to BMI standards. That sounds really overwhelming at first but I am going to break those 50lbs down into smaller goals. My first goal is to lose 15lbs to kick start my weight loss by July 9th. That is a little over a month away. In order to reach my goal, I need to eat under 1,400 calories per day.

To keep myself on track I am using a food journal on my IPod touch and I am also currently enrolled in Weight Watchers. I wanted to try it and see what its all about and overall it is a great program for anyone who has no idea where to start. For someone like me who has a working knowledge of nutrition, its too easy to cheat the system of WW. I am using the combination of both their point method and calorie counting to keep myself in check.

My workouts are something I haven't been able to decide on. I am not in good shape and haven't worked out strenuously in quite sometime but when I do workout I tend to overdo it and my workouts are far and few between. I am going to try a new tactic this week since last week, when I was supposed to start my workouts, I didn't do anything at all. My major problem is that my best and favorite time to workout is right in the middle of my work day at 10 or 11AM. I am no longer tired from the morning and not too distracted from the evening. Unfortunately, my work hours are not adjustable, so I am going to have to set myself a new routine. I am going to wake up 30 min earlier and go for a walk/run, come home and eat breakfast and shower to be out the door by 7:15. Let me note, this means I have to wake up at 5:30AM. I can do it but it is definately going to take some getting used to. Then, after work at 5PM I am going to go for a 10 min walk to warm up and then do about 35 min of weight training. I have a plan I got off of that is a 45 day plan to get in shape and I also have the P90x system. I am going to intially use the 45 day plan to work into a routine. After 30 days, I will add some of the P90x videos. At the end of the 45 days, I will switch completely over to the P90x system and work solely on that plan for 90 days. Overall, this means my transformation should be complete by November 1st, 2009. I HAVE TO STICK WITH THIS! I can use all of the encouragement I can get. If anyone wants to do this with me, please let me know and I will post all of the workouts and routines I will be using for the weeks. If I don't get anyone to do it with me, I will be flying solo and won't post every single thing I did but you will still get to hear me complain:) and I hope someone will at least hold me accountable because I am 25 years old and I'm not getting any younger. Now is the time in my life when I don't have any other responsibilities to lose this weight and finally feel great about myself! Wish me luck!