Back to the Basics: Week # 1 wrap up

Posted: September 23, 2012 in Diet, Exercise, Fitness
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Well week #1 is done and progress has been made. Many changes have occurred both physically and mentally. The mental part has been the most challenging part as I tend to put things off. The wife has been a big help as she’s supporting my “No Sweets” policy in the house. Today we actually went grocery shopping to stock up on healthy foods. Who know it would be so expensive to eat healthy.

Gym:

Week one also brought me back in to the gym. This was a long time in the making as I’ve been lacking motivation for so long that it just became that much harder. I’ve decided 3 times a week is a pretty modest goal to start with and I’ll go from there and see what happens. On top of that I plan to do cardio on my off days (in the form of walking the trails at our local park…… which is literally walking distance from our house).

Gym

Diet:

When many people hear the dreaded “D” word they cringe as they automatically think the worst. The diet part by far has been the hardest part as I have a sweet tooth and I love my sugary sweets. If you would visit out house earlier on you’d find it stocked with peanut butter cups, coke and anything else sweet I can get my hands on. Now if you walk into the kitchen you’ll find peanut butter in the form of the individual cups, 100 calorie packs and powerade or water. We’ve chosen to make our house a “sweet free” zone and I get my fixes thru other means. I’ve found I love the weight watchers chocolate raspberry ices cream. It’s the perfect portion size to give me my fix but not make me have to put in 3 hours at the gym to negate it.

Diet

diet 2

Results:

The week one result is in and I’m officially down 8 pounds. This was a combination of the gym and going back to eating healthy. As I continue my journey to lead a healthier life I’m sure I’ll have to make sacrifices. While it’s hard to do it’ll be worth it in the end. I’ve been receiving motivation and support from others whom I have never even met and it’s definitely one of the driving forces behind what I hope if my continued success.

Results

What would be the first thing you’d do or have done to get back the basics? Now choose one thing you’d love to take back to the basics and make it happen.

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Comments
  1. Congratulations on 8 lbs down! IT was so nice to meet you and finally see your wife in person the other day. I hear you on being a HUGE sweet tooth. I get my sweet fix in the form of dark chocolate squares and fruit. It was definitely hard to cut it cold turkey but moderation works for me instead of deprivation 😀

    Good luck to the both of you! I find that when partners are in it together, results are amazing!

    • gsxrmikey says:

      Thanks Grace it was great to meet you as well. It feels great to see results and be back into the swing of things.I forsee many ups and downs but the support from my friends and family will help me get thru it. I’m truely thankful Nanci is doing this with me as it definately is much easier when the whole house is free from sweets.

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