I want, even if I don't need, to get my weight back to what it was a year ago at under 175. I gained my usual 12 or so pounds last year from Thanksgiving through the Super Bowl, but for the first time in 4 years, I did not get it back off. Thus, if I pull that again this Holiday Season, I will be 24 or more pounds over where I want to be.
In any case, I made a vow January 1 to exercise consistently for the entire year, and I have kept to that: I am currently taking two short walks at over 4 mph each, two 30 minute spins on my Airdyne at over 17.5 mph each, hitting the heavy bag a few times a week, lifting weights around 4 times a week for 30-45 minutes, and doing hanging abs around 2-3 times a week. I am really happy about my exercising, but I keep asking myself why I don't work harder to get the weight off. The answer is I just flat out enjoy eating too much, and I like dark beers, which I find myself buying once in a while.
The other vow that I have kept with very few exceptions is to eat fruits and vegetables every day. I also eat a lot of whole grain/whole wheat (sorry, not interested in arguing about "wheat belly" and carbs), legumes, nuts, seeds, and lean meats.
Best of luck to all of us to enjoy life and to live healthy.
"If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred...Have you seen the fool that corrupted his own live body? or the fool that corrupted her own live body? " -- Whitman
“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” -- Emerson
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -- Thoreau
| current weight: 182.6