Friday, February 15, 2013
I would describe myself as average when it comes to fitness. Typically I go to the gym 3 days a week to do cardio. Usually it is the elliptical or stationary bike for 1/2 an hour. I like to burn at least 300 calories. I do strength training at home with free weights. This has been my routine for several years now and I am quite bored with it. On January 6th, 2013 I decided I was going to challenge myself and start the c25k program. I never enjoyed running. The last time I actually ran was probably in highschool gym class and that was only because we got graded on it.
I was not physically active during my childhood. I was an only child and spent most of my time alone and ate when I was bored. Which lead me to gain a lot of weight and tip the scales at about 220lbs during junior highschool (I'm 5'6") I was the typical insecure teen who was made fun of for my weight.
I tried dieting, exercising, etc but never stuck to it. Both of my parents worked so we ended up eating fast food often. Eventually in my senior year of highschool I started exercising slowly and began to track what I ate. I did lose a decent amount of weight I was probably down to 180 by graduation.
I started college and working part time so I didn't really have time to sit around and eat. As I got older I tried to make healthier meal choices. About 7 years ago I joined a gym and started working out on a regular basis.
I am about 160lbs now. I don't weigh myself so that is going by the last time I was weighed at the doctor. When I used to have a scale I was obsessive and weighed myself daily so for me it is better off judging the way my clothing fits rather then what the scale says.
I am a vegetarian which I believe contributed to weight loss. I can't eat fast food anymore because none of the places are veggie friendly. And getting a salad from a fast food place is like going to a hooker for a hug lol. I love pizza though...too much. I love my iced latte's, ice cream, cake, choc, etc. I'd like to lose more weight and I TRY to eat well but I don't believe I could ever eat "clean." I just love food.