Saturday, March 26, 2016

Week 1 Progress

Last week I wrote a pretty straight forward post about my weight and how I feel about it. Today one week later I am here to report how it is going and what I will be changing to make it better.

I still weigh a thrilling 170lbs but I feel a little better about it because I know I am doing something to try and make it better.

1) Eating after 7:30pm...This has gone pretty well except for Tuesday night when we loaded out onto a sleeper bus. That night I ate half of a publix sub...which is one of my favorites...but only half instead of a whole which is a step in the right direction.

2) No alcohol for the next month...I don't know who I was kidding thinking I could go alcohol free while I was on tour it's kind of our only social interaction. I have however cut it back significantly. Instead of a beer every night after work I had drinks two night this week, once for an engagement party and once because the house crew asked us out.

3) 30 mins cardio at least 4 times a week. Friday 3-18, 2mile run for 30 mins. Monday 3-21 one 15min run and 2 15 min walks for a total of 45mins of cardio just broken up. Thursday 3-24 2.25 miles for 31 mins....Okay so I only made it three times this week but 3 is a good start better than zero.

4) Eating more healthy things and less bad things. I have absolutely eaten more greens and fruits, I have not however started eating less grains...sometimes break is hard to avoid when someone else purchases some of your meals for you.

Okay so on to what I'd like to keep working on this week/ what to add to the list to make it easier.

5) Write down what I eat/drink to see when the hardest times are for being healthier.

6) Specifically eat less sugar.

7) Educate myself on proper weight lifting techniques for someone my size and stature.  So that when I return to NYC I can start working on strength and on just cardio.

There you have it folks, my progress, my downfalls, and my plans. Have a great week.


Friday, March 18, 2016

It's now or never

For those of you that know me know that I have a fear of being fat...but that I also really like food and sweet things. Recently since I left on tour in January I have been neglecting the fear and following the food. Don't get me wrong I have eaten some amazing food on this adventure around the country but I have not done it responsibly nor have I done all the necessary working out to make sure I am my best self. Looking in the mirror the last few weeks all I see is someone I don't recognize someone who would never be able to run the NYC marathon in November if they keep up at this pace.

Today I weighed myself and came in at 170 pounds. This is the heaviest I believe I have ever been and I am not happy about it. So the plan is as follows for the rest of the tour...

1) No eating after 7:30pm unless there is a load out in which case a small amount of healthy
    food...greens, fruits, and a little dose of protein to keep the blood sugar balanced.

2) No alcohol for the next month.

3) 30 mins of activity at least 4 times a week but aiming for everyday. It doesn't matter if it is
    walking, running, yoga, kickboxing, whatever it is it will be 4 times a week.

4) Eating more greens, fruits, and proteins. While eating less grains, sugar, and fried things covered in     butter.

I am 30 pounds heavier then I want to be and will find a way to get back to where I want/need to be for best performance and to feel like my best self. You guys are my accountability group! I will try and write as much as I can during the next month to let everyone know how it is going. I am not gong to deprive myself of great local food I am just going to do it responsibly.

If this amount of information is to personal for you, you may not want to read as I continue through this journey for a new and better me. I've got a marathon medal to earn!