This last week was a great week even though I gained 1.6 pounds. I did a ton of cardio and implemented some weight training into the daily routine just like Maria Hicks said that I should do. I think my earlobes are sore and I didn’t know that was possible. Thank goodness she showed me how to do planks. I am probably better off walking the plank than doing them in my routine. I started to walk on the treadmill in the early morning before work as well as after dinner four times a week. It has kept my metabolism in check and burning throughout the day. I felt that I lost inches in certain places this week rather than pounds. I added another notch to my belt loop and need a new belt. My pants are starting to get looser which is a great feeling unless you are a co-worker in Metro and keep thinking I might lose them when I bend over to pick something up. I added more vegetables and less fruits to cut down on sugar and, it has been a challenge. It is really frustrating that after how much I did this week that it resulted in a weight gain. It just takes 1 meal to mess the whole week up for you. It really wasn’t like I was eating a lot of bad items before I started this new lifestyle but, it was actually what I was eating that was the problem. Thank God my wife and kids are there to support me in making this change. It is NOT easy to do and it would be really easy to just say no to working out today. Every time I want to skip a workout, I keep thinking of all of those times that I did and, that is why I am here in this position today. I looked in the mirror the other day and saw some subtle changes BUT the battle has just begun and I need to work harder before Cancun.
17 more days until takeoff. Fasten your seat belts and I can now! But much more to do.