Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Action 031 - Face Facts.

At my heaviest weight, in January 2010, I weighed 220 pounds. By March 2011, I was down to 182. Sure, I only weighed that for a hot second after a particularly grueling and sweaty run and strength training session, but still... I was 182. And it showed. I looked and felt lean and healthy.

But last week, I weighed in at 198 pounds. Thus, Action 031 - Face Facts. I can't truly improve anything unless I am willing to face the truth about the choices I was making and the impact they were having on my health and fitness.

  1. I cannot out train a bad diet. I am not Michael Phelps.

  2. Major events once or twice a month are no substitute for consistent workouts.

  3. Avoiding the scale doesn't stop weight gain.

  4. My clothes are not fitting as loosely as they were.

This isn't rocket science. It's very simple, really. To lose weight, I need to burn more calories than I take in. I can do that by making better nutritional choices and fully committing to my exercise regimen. That's it. It's not complicated.

The good news is, the results are almost immediate. Since I made major adjustments to my eating and my working out just one week ago, I have already lost two pounds. As of this morning, I weighed in at 196. I share this candid information because I hope anyone reading along takes a bit of comfort in it. I'm Johnny Half-Marathoner and Mr. Healthy Lifestyle, and here I am having to rattle my own cage and get back to the basics.

I am, again, prepared to make better choices and see the results I desire. And that's a fact.

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