“After the holidays we’ll start working out.”
We’re all guilty of it. Even my wife recently started talking about getting in shape after the holidays. For my wife and I it’s not a random resolution though.. we are both losing weight and getting healthier so we can work on having children. I started early and surprisingly didn’t gain any weight over the holidays. Since the beginning of October I’ve lost 15 pounds. Not a staggering amount but I’ll be able to start working out again since my wife’s parents are giving us a “lightly used” treadmill. Isn’t that how most treadmills end up? Well I plan on using it, since moving to the new house with our little 1/4 mile dead end cul-de-sac off a major highway I don’t have anywhere safe to walk anymore like I did around the apartments in Raleigh.
Some diet changes I’ve made recently include switching from potato chips to pretzels (1g of fat instead of 12-14g), fat free ranch dressing (0g fat instead of 12g, and yes the texture is a little off, but you don’t notice much in a salad), eating more fruits and vegetables.. we’ve been eating salads with dinner, yes it’s not that healthy with cheese and bacon bits, but its a start. I like bananas and they are cheap.. I want some grapes but I refuse to pay 4.00$+ a pound for them. I switched to diet soda’s years ago, but i’m trying to drink more water.
How sad is it that my goal weight which is 100 pounds less then I am now is still considered “obese” by the BMI calculators. Oh well, it’s a start. If I make it there I’m sure I’ll keep going. I’ve walked a 5k (58 minutes, or roughly 3 miles an hour) I want to eventually run one. Not like 19 minute rocketship pace, but something in the 25-30 minute range would be nice (6 miles an hour).
Here’s to the New Year. Have a happy and healthy 2010.