So for anyone that know me, I work out like a fiend. I work out ALMOST every day. I did my first competitive 10k in February and my 1st and 2nd half marathons in March and in May of this year...I did them all at around 265lbs!!! Don't say it can't be done, because it can as long as you train.
But here's my issue this year...it's July 10th and i'm right around what i weighed in at on January 1st. On January 1st i weighed in at 272.4lbs...all this fitness and no weight loss! Makes me mad...but only mad at myself. While i've been on point with my fitness, i've ignored my nutrition. Sure i still eat fruits and veggies...but the pizza, burgers, ice cream and all of that have also been part of my diet. THAT is why i'm not losing weight. I've been neglecting what 80% of this entire journey is all about. If i don't control what i place into my body, my body will be out of control. I've lived 36yrs with an out of control body. I need to stop. All i'm doing is slowly killing myself by eating this way.
It's so hard and frustrating because i can easily look at my blogs and see that i've said this quite a few times this year...BUT i need this...i can't stop. I need to fix my path and go off road to one that works for me.
I've decided to compare my fitness over the last 6 months. I'm only counting miles, crunches and squats. I do a lot more than this, but for this purpose this is all i'm looking at.
1st quarter: January - March
walked/ran 287.433 miles
Biked 123.03 miles
Crunched 7440 reps
Squatted 4435 reps
2nd quarter: April - June
walked/ran 223.41 miles
crunched 4910 reps
squatted 1500 reps
Even in my fitness i've slowed down.
I've noticed something else too. I'm ALWAYS tired! I wasn't like this when i was attentive to both my fitness and my nutrition. I'm tired of being tired! I need food to fuel my body...not food to stuff my body!
So i need a plan...obviously the last few plans i've tried have failed because i did not follow them. So here goes...
EAT within calorie range. This does not mean eat a pizza and whatever i have left in calories choose foods that fit into my day. This means choose healthy, satisfying, body fueling meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks!
DRINK my water. I also noticed i'm back to 3 diet soda's a day. Knock off the soda! I need to stop drinking my calories away.
SWEAT hard! When i go after it, i need to go after it hard. My life DOES depend on it!
This is my mid-year picture. It was taken on July 4th. I will take back this last half of the year!