Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Journey Starts With A Single Step

I started working out and living a much healthier lifestyle and diet. I didn't give a crap about losing weight. I cared about getting fit, getting healthy. If I lost weight too, well that was a plus. So I started working out, eating right, getting more exercise. And it was working. Then, I got back into the theater and, after the first show, my heart wasn't in it and I wasn't doing it as much. With the second show, I just dropped it completely.

The result was that when I did the third show, I was so badly out of shape, it was embarrassing. I couldn't do the dances, I could barely walk, and I was a big fat pudding again. Not that I gained all the weight back -- I didn't. Only about 20 pounds. But still. I was embarrassed. And I told myself, never again.

So, I made the commitment. Starting on this day, I am living that commitment. I am starting slow again -- just now getting over a torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder -- but I've started. From scratch. And that's okay. At least I started. I may or may not have followers who want to read along. You're certainly welcome to join me, we'll share our stories, give each other advice and encouragement. But if I don't, I'm still going to blog about it as often as I can. Daily maybe. At least weekly if not.

Here we go.

Day One:


Meals

 Breakfast: Two Boiled Eggs

Lunch: A bowl of chicken soup w/ a cup of fritos

Dinner: A baked chicken thigh/leg quarter and cup of broccoli


**I'm going to have to work on the calorie count again. I need to be hitting at least 1000 - 1200 calories a day if I'm going to work out. Add more as I add more exercise to the routine.


Exercise

20 minutes on the stationary bike at a low resistance.

**I need to get a new scale for the bathroom. So I can do a weekly weigh in. Then i can start posting my weight and the losses. If I'm going to do this, I'm "in it to win it". And that means some cold hard truths. Bathroom scale it is. Soon!