I’m not really a fan of the word. You see, I’m basically lazy and have been all of my life. So the idea that I will take time from my schedule and dedicate it to sweaty, boring, repetitious activity just sounds like a dumb idea.
But I gotta do it.
I am not trying to build muscle (although I will along the way), I’m not trying to make myself better looking (although that too will happen) nor am I training for some athletic event (that could happen too). I’m exercising for one reason and one reason only. To lose weight. Because that excess weight I carry is trying to kill me and I don’t take that lightly any more.
So the exercise is simple. I do a lot of walking. Walking is good because it involves very little sweating. While I walk I can think deep and profound thoughts. Or I can think about my football pool. I walk for a minimum of 30 minutes 3-5 times a week. Over the last month I’ve been adding days of running with the thought that I might try running a 5k this fall. We’ll see.
What I need to do is get some light weight lifting added soon. My body needs to be stressed in a different way to move into the next phase. Beyond that walking/running weather will be ending soon.
So the exercise plan doesn’t need to be fancy. It needs to be consistent. It needs to advance the level of difficulty as I get into better shape.
Ultimately, it has to help me lose weight. Simple.
The news on the scale was probably the best I could have hoped for this week. Lots of walking plus a painful tooth probably helped keep the weight controlled while on vacation. Down .8 of a pound. Now let’s get 190 behind us.
Official Weigh In Weight