A departure from my normal technical reviews and ideas. The last month or two I have been really bad about my eating and further have made things worse by not getting in the exercise that I should be doing. I saw that Tera Costa (of Biggest Loser fame) is doing a 10 week challenge to get fit and such between now and the holidays. I am going to do the same and challenge everyone else who is interested to do the same. 10 weeks from now is basically Thanksgiving, but a push from there will keep it going through the holidays.
Not sure if I need to set something up here on my blog to support that effort or not, but to start with I am going to outline my plan for attacking things here and would like to follow-up with updates and any words of encouragement. I will do the same for anyone else that comments here that are interested in doing so, either here or over on your blog, or elsewhere (I am on MyFitnessPal – which is a great tool – just ask and I will friend you).
My plan… First, I have got to get back to not eating as much. I do not need to eat as much as I been as of late. I admit I have a problem – I love food. Especially food that is really well made and extremely tasty. Which of course is usually the food that particularly worse for you over all system. But I know from having done it back in the spring and early part of summer that I can limit my intake by having a sensible lunch, usually one of those boxed lunches from the frozen foods section. And by doing the same kind of things for dinner with a side vegetable or two my wife and I were doing great on the overall calorie intake.
Second, and this one is important for me, I have to get back to more regular and consistent exercise. I have the perfect excuse with the MS in heat of the summer, but summer is waning and cooler temperatures are beginning to prevail – not to mention I have a gym membership. So despite the feeling uncoordinated and off-balance as my body heat up with physical effort, I have to get back to where I am walking a brisk 1 to 2 miles on a mostly daily basis or doing some physical activity that is equivalent of that.
Who else is in?
** – Image from the Challenge Dr. website.