Sunday, September 5, 2010

Still Alive

Yeah, so my grand plan for weekly updates to this blog seems to have failed miserably.  I’d blame it on the trials and tribulations of RL, but that excuse gets so boring.

However, updates or not, I am glad to say that I have continued with my improved fitness/weight loss regime.  Now, granted, I’m a bit behind goal in the actual weight loss arena, but I’m still working on making “less bad” choices, and still slowly losing not just weight, but inches. 

I’ve started the Couch to 5K program—though I’m pretty sure the plan is a bit aggressive and it’ll take me a few extra weeks to reach the 5K milestone, but that’s okay.  Slow is fine with me.

In terms of my daily movement (not exercise, just normal walking around), I’ve increased my steps so that I’m up to a minimum of two miles of walking per day.

And, my first real test came today: first home game of the football season.  I am extremely glad to report that I did not feel like I was gasping for air by the time we reached our seats.  Now, granted, I was still pretty hot, and it was definitely an exertion, but it was easier than it was last year, and that’s been one of my underlying measuring sticks for this whole program.  I’m hoping by the time I attend the final game of the season it will be easier still.

Onward and upward (or downward, if we’re talking about the reading on the scale!), because I am still alive and kicking.