Making excuses for myself???



I was looking through Facebook this morning and one of the pages I like posts results for weekend races here in Hawaii.  The North Shore Triathlon came up, it was held over the weekend.  I was looking at the pictures and thought to myself, next year I will do that.  Then it hit me - I've been saying that a lot lately.  A. Whole. Lot.  And I'm not liking it. At. All. I feels like I've put my life on hold.  Why? Because I need to work a second job to make money?  That's a lame excuse. There are people who work 2 or 3 jobs and still find time to do races and train. Because I'm tired? Again, lame!!!! There are people who are way busier than I am and they manage to make it through their day. Those are just excuses.  I have gained some weight and do not have as much energy as I did and I'm using that as a crutch to lean on.  Time to stop.

My back is hurting, my left knee and my left heel are hurt.  Instead of throwing myself into a big old mess of working out and possible hurting myself more.  I'm going to start slow. Yeah, I've said this before a thousand times, but this realization that I've put my life on hold is new.  So starting right now, I am logging everything I eat. I am going to start by focusing on eating properly for a couple of days. Hopefully the energy will build and I'll want to workout but I'm not going to push it.  I will start wearing my FitBit again and shooting for 10,000 steps a day.  If I eat right and keep my calories in check for a couple of days I should start to feel more energy. Also, I need to stretch.  I'm going to do some yoga stretching in the morning and at night just to get the blood flowing.

I am thinking of toying with Weight Watchers again but the fact of the matter is I really don't have time to attend meetings. That's not an excuse that's the truth.  Meetings are generally held at night and I'm working many nights. Of course, as I type this I realize what a justification (aka excuse) that is.  Meetings are held almost every night and while I work many nights, I don't work every night. There is also the expense. It's about $40 a month. While not bank breaking, considering our financial situation, $40 is a bit of money. I think I'll stick with my plan. I'll use Fat Secret to log my food and FitBit to track my activity and see how that goes for a few days.  I was also toying with the idea of getting a table tennis table. I love that game. But I really don't have anywhere to put it, so that's out.

So here's the plan:

  1. Record all food eaten for the next 3 days
  2. Keep calories under 1500
  3. Walk 10,000 steps per day
That's it... Simple and easy. I am on it!!!

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