BUT ITS TOO HAARRRDDD!!
Friday, January 04, 2019
Sometimes looking at the big picture is daunting.
Lose 50+ lbs
Get back to a size 12/14, Large-ish
Work out 3-5 times a week
Get back into throwing shape (I throw in Scottish Highland Games)
If I look at the finish line, it seems impossible. If I break the BIG GOALS down to smaller goals, it is not as intimidating.
~Average 1 lb per week, that adds up to 4-5 per month 50+ over a whole year! Studies show that slow steady weight loss is more sustainable. Some weeks will be -3, some weeks will be +3
~DON"T RELY ONLY ON SCALE: measure arms, legs hips, waist etc. and use that measurement as the key to being healthy
~Add one workout this week, add one more next week. Build slowly, don't expect to start now where you finished before getting injured 2 years ago.
~Once basic 'gym time' is going on, start working on Highland Games drills to be ready for spring
~Eat a bit healthier this week, drop out sugary snacks next week, cut back on cheese next month (NEVER gonna give it up!!)
~Limit "splurge days". Holidays/birthdays/BBQs happen. Just need to learn to deal wih them
Remember the old saying: How do you eat an elephant?
I can't wake up one day and decide to run a marathon. I would have to practice. Start walking, get up to a few miles, add in some running on occasion, do a 5k, then a 10k, add in a half marathon, then maybe, just maybe, get in a marathon. This could take years for some people. Frankly, I'm not the running type, I'd rather go on a hike than run in a pack of people... but you get the gist from the example.
Be prepared to build. Be patient. DON'T GIVE UP!!!