So a couple weeks back, I promised that I would put myself back on my workout and diet program and no more cheating. Time for a little status report:
Things are going very well! My eating has been rock solid over the last couple of weeks. No more cheating. It's amazing how fast my body responded to this too. Within a week of starting, my weight dropped from 210 to 205. This morning, my weight hit 198! (I broke 200!!!!) My previous record low at the height of my efforts was 197 and I'm only one pound off of that today. I'm hoping to match or beat that 197 tomorrow morning. I've informed my family that I will only be eating out one night a week from now on. My brother isn't happy about that! I think he's mad that I'd rather go to the gym then go out to dinner. He asked me today if I was still on that 'no eating out thing'. I said yes. It isn't a 'thing'. It's not a fad. It's a necessity.
As for going to the gym, my goal was to go every day, Monday through Friday, and work out and do cardio. Hasn't quite worked out that well, but I'm close. I haven't worked out much lately. I've been concentrating on doing lots of cardio lately in order to get the gut down. So far, I've been averaging 3-4 visits a week. Almost where I want to be here. I've also started meeting up with my former workout partner for evening cardios. We've gone twice this week already and he says he'll be there tomorrow. (which I doubt. He never works out on Fridays). I need that competition to keep me working hard!
By the way, if you are interested, here is what I'm doing on the cardio. I'm doing a 30 minute interval program on the treadmill. I program the treadmill to a custom interval of 1 minute at 3.0MPH and 1 1/2 minutes at 6.3MPH. This constant alternating between walking and running will wear you out fast! It may not sound like much only doing the fast speed for 1 1/2 minutes at a time, but do this for 30 minutes and it will wear you out!