Hello there friends, hope 2018 is being kind to you so far.
It's that time of year when many resolutions have been made and in some cases forgotten. I entered this year with the same goal in mind: lose weight. It's been a constant struggle for me, I've always been bigger, even for someone of my height, and grew up with a family that put more food in front of me then my older brother just because I was bigger and a "growing lad". I put some blame on my parents, but ultimately it comes down on me and my choices in life.
So this year, on my first weigh in, I initially shrugged off the increase and put that down as Christmas weight. Then I went to enter it into my app to log my weight, and all I saw was a constant, steady rise. When I converted my weight into pounds, I was truly stunned.
This is, without a shadow of a doubt, the heaviest I have ever been. I'm ashamed, I'm disappointed and I'm angry at myself for letting this happen. I'm the father of two wonder young boys, and everyday I spend not doing something about it, could be another day I'm taking off my life. Another day my boys could have to deal with not having me around. And that terrifies me more then anything.
So what am I doing about it? Well, more than anything, I need to retrain my mindset and how I treat food. And I definitely need to get more active. But it needs to start slow.
- Gym, twice a week. More so to strengthen my core, as I already suffer from sciatica at times.
- Meal prep, especially lunches. When I'm hungry, I usually end making bad choices, especially at work.
- Walk at least 3 lunch breaks for 30 minutes.
I'm hoping that putting my weight public for the first time will play on the back of my mind, I don't want to report back here in a couple of months time, no better off. I need to make a change, and I need to start now.