Saturday, January 07, 2012
OK, so October, November, and December were not so great with regard to staying "on track." In retrospect, choosing the three most calorie-laden months of the year to stop tracking was not a good idea. :) I think I gained about 10 pounds, but I'm too afraid to actually check. I know that it would make me cry to hear that stupid Wii Balance board say "That's Overweight." To the point where I'm actually considering spending $30 on an actual scale so I don't have to listen to it...but that's another story.
I'm not sure if I've decided to track food yet or not. The problem is it's very difficult to track when what I'm eating isn't in the log, and it's even harder to try to put all my recipes in and figure out how much they make and blah blah blah...excuses, I know, but compelling ones that the moment so I still don't think I'm going to track my food.
However, I have decided that I am going to use the old Army PT test to measure my progress back to relative fitness. The one that requires a 2 mile run, a minute of push-ups and a minute of sit-ups. Here are my baselines, as of this morning:
Run: 2 miles in 29:21 minutes (treadmill, 2% incline. For the record, that's slower than I ran my 5K back in July. I hate injuries!)
Pushups: 3 in 1 minute. I got one really good one, one pretty OK one, on where my shoulders went up a little before my hips and then I couldn't keep from doing "the worm" so I gave up.
Sit-ups: 5 in 1 minute. It took several tries to get the first one, but I did it without using too much momentum. :)
I am going to do cardio 4 days a week, and once thing calm down at work I'll try to get some strength training in too. I want to be able to run the Pioneer 5K in July again. That means I have to get training.
I figure if I start working out again and work on improving the quality of the food I eat (instead of decreasing the quantity) I will be able to lose the weight again. Wish me luck!