Broke through the 3 mile mark. I made it to 2.8 miles at 30 minutes and 3.22 at the 35 minute mark. I’m including my walking warm up/cool down. I drank some whey protein and milk, I’ve heard conflicting reports about milk and the lactic acid causing additional soreness, I will need to research that, for now I am using it as a recovery drink and quick calories.
#100daysoffitness right now is pretty much just jogging/running/walking… cardio if you want to get generally specific. Cardio doesn’t really tell you what I did but it does tell you that it was an attempt to raise my heart rate.
I suppose that in addition to moving more and moving faster I am also eating more consciously. I’m not on any form of restrictive diet right now but I have been more aware of what I am putting into my body. I don’t smoke, rarely drink, and have never done any drugs other than those prescrbed. I generally have decent food as a choice but I consume too large of a portions.
You can’t out work a bad diet. As I stated above, I’m not on a specific diet. Diet is a word that means what you eat, not what you plan to eat. My diet does consist of unhealthy food and unhealthy portions but mostly I eat healthy things, or at least what I believe are healthy things. Once I get this workout routine established, probably around day 30, I might add a restrictive diet to the mix. I’m looking to get more fit, not necessarily lose weight or gain muscle.
The 3 miles I ran today burned approximately 333 calories. Calories are a unit of energy and if the body receieves an excess of calories it will store them as fat. If the body gets fewer calories than it needs it wI’ll take what it needs from the existing fat stores. I would love to lose 40 lbs and get my weight down to 200 or 205. It has been about 10 years since I weighed that. 10 years, time goes quickly when you aren’t watching it. Anyway I didn’t put that weight on in 3 months and don’t expect to lose it in that amount of time either. My weight is a result of my lifestyle. My sedintary, nonphysical job, my eating habbits, my choice in recreational activities etc. Only by changing my lifestyle will body shape and weight change. Things need to change in order for things to change, I intend to be the driver of that change.
I alone am responsible for the shape I am in, I alone am responsible for changing it.