Jump for the stars...well at least the rim...
Sunday, April 07, 2013
My old goal weight was 255lbs and now it, it is beaten and behind me. My weight now fluctuates between 249 to 252 lbs depending on water retention and sleep. 249 has been consistent now for a few weeks with a few spikes so I claim 249. So waiting another month got me down about 6 more lbs. Woot, WOOT!
Now weight isn't the goal anymore. Clothes size will be a little bit of a gauge of current healthy but no long the goal either. No I am going to aim higher and simpler. I am going to aim high and dunking cleanly again!
Being in my early 30s with several big injuries in my past, this will be no easy task. I can grab the rim but can't consistently get high enough for a clean dunk.Currently, I can rim rattle a dunk. Meaning I get up, grab the rim and the ball bounces off it and in. But two hands over the rim with no issues? A clean throw down both in practice and a pickup game. It will take a lot of work but doable.
The next will be working on interval intensity. While swimming last week, I realized things were getting "easy". Even though I was pushing myself, breathing heavily, and had an increased heart rate...it wasn't right. It was time to switch things up. So I started to sprint swim. 50 yards all out with 15 to 30 second rest. Really felt it. And over time I will need to shrink that rest time down. This needs to be taken to all my exercise. It will increase my overall fitness and help with goal one.
Beyond that, will just eat with my new habits and keep up the good work. Doing something so simple is a new situation to be in. No goal weight or pants size. And I have to say, like Tony, Toni, Tone sang,
"it feels good!"