Sunday, September 29, 2013


And let me tell you…I don’t like it!

I have no one but myself to blame.  Let’s face it…I got lazy…

No more excuses.  I have to take responsibility for my actions.  I’ve allowed myself to eat like crap and sit around on my butt more often than is good for me.  It stops now!  

Project:  No Fluff is on! 

Actually, it stopped last weekend.  I had my son take before pictures of me, and I was really disappointed in myself when I looked at them.  

Admittedly, I look okay.  But I want to look more than okay.  I want to look fit and muscular.  I want to feel fit and healthy.  Right now I don’t look or feel that way.

Truth. I am in better shape than I have been in the past.

Truth.  I could be in even better shape.

Truth.  I am stronger than I have been in the past.

Truth.  I could be even stronger.

Truth.  I eat pretty healthy.

Truth.  I could eat healthier than I do now.

So…what can I do to move closer to my goals?  What steps should I take?  This is what I’ve come up with so far:

  1.  Run 3X per week
  2. Strength train 2X per week
  3. Prepare my own food most days per week. 
I feel good about this past week.  I ran on Sunday, Tuesday, and Friday.  I strength trained on Monday and Wednesday.  Nothing outrageous, mind you, because it’s been quite some time since I’ve strength trained regularly.  I did a full body workout on Monday, and I kept it a little on too much on the light side in order to get my muscles used to the movements.  Wednesday was a short ab/core workout, which combines different sit ups/crunches with pushups.  My triceps were so sore that it hurt to push open the doors of my office building!  And they stayed that way for a couple of days.  My food, as well, was pretty good.  I did buy breakfast and lunch a couple of days, but I tried to stick with items that were as unprocessed as possible.

This week I’m going to run on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  I will strength train on Tuesday and Thursday.  

I haven’t quite figured out my menu for the week, although I do have a start on it.  Sunday and Monday dinners will be grilled chicken salad and stuffed Ancho peppers with roasted tomatillo salsa, respectively.  I still need to figure out my sides for Monday, though.  Not to mention what I’m going to cook the rest of the week…

Do you have a regular health/fitness routine that you follow?

Do you plan your meals out in advance?

Feel free to share any tips/tricks that you have.  I’m always open to suggestions.

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