Working out…

Well, now that I’ve started to get better (been sick with walking pneumonia for a couple of weeks) I’m going to start working out more again.  Did a little 12 minutes of cardio today. Will do more going forward daily.  Planning to do a little kettlebell or HIIT (high intensity interval training) after work before bed, and cardio after getting up before work.  We’ll see how it goes.

Positive Vibes and Less Stress…

Well, I did pass my EMR exam with NREMT a while back, but have decided to NOT be an EMR, at least for now because I know how much stress is involved with that.  It would be nice to have a few extra bucks an hour, but not if all of that extra income and then some will be needed to pay councilors and medical bills…

I need to start focusing on myself and my own health instead of the health of others for a while, so that I can become a better person, more able and capable of taking care of people than I am now… that ol you have to love yourself before you love others bit is true.

I am a stress eater, and someone that doesn’t take too much care of myself healthwise as far as exercise, mindfulness, controlling my diabetes, controlling my many food allergies and intolerances goes, etc. when I’m stressed. I live in a house with my parents, wife, child, sister, and niece at the moment. Sometimes things are good and happy, but a lot of times they are stressful for a variety of reasons.  I’m hoping to fix the living situation sometime

I need to start focusing on exercising daily. I need to start watching my sugar levels a lot closer than I have been recently. I need to and have started walking to work from time to time – plan to do more of that going forward.  I need to start eating paleo and make that a lifestyle change and not just a diet that I do once in a while. I have a lot of changes to make, and I plan to make them… after this week.  This weekend we have a wedding to go to down south, so we’ll be busy eating and celebrating in traditional ways… which will probably include a lot of non-exercising other than dancing, and eating crap that my body doesn’t need… but after this weekend, watch out world. A new me is on the horizon…

I WILL get to my BMI target weight sometime in the next few years, or possibly in less than a year if I work hard enough.  It will take a lot of work, but I WILL do it.

loosing weight – below 240 lbs.

236 lbs

Down to 236 lbs today!

I have not really been focused on eating right or exercising lately due to taking care of the baby, etc. (hard to avoid snacks and caffeine when you are up all hours of the night) so that new job I picked up a few months back has really been helping me lose weight more than anything so far lately… I did do a few kettlebell swings the last week or two from time to time, but nothing too serious…

Tomorrow I DO Plan to start working on a new workout schedule daily. I’m focusing on some Tai-Chi and yoga type stuff for now for flexibility since there are some aches and pains the job is giving me, and I’m hoping that type of stretching workouts will help with that type of problem. I’ll eventually go in to some other workouts that are more aerobic down the road, but for now this is what I’m feeling the need to do since I have to listen to my body…

Below 250 lbs!

Well, the weigh in today shows that I’ve lost about 17 lbs since last weigh in a little over 40 days ago! I can finally officially say I weigh less than 250 lbs. I have not been exercising a lot, but have taken on a job that has me on my feet all day doing a lot of bending, lifting, and other types of moving. I had noticed that my old pants waist line was looking way to huge so figured it’s time to do a weigh in.

It’s an evening job, and the pay’s not all that great, but at least it is full-time and apparently it literally is causing me to “work my ass off” so it’s not all that bad… kinda nice to get paid to workout so to speak instead of paying some gym.

The last couple of days I’ve been doing a little bit of a workout before work too, mainly aerobic stuff with a wii like Just Dance, or some simple little aerobic exercise tape, etc. If I can keep that up consistently and keep the job at least a few months, perhaps I can get below the ‘red line’ that was my original goal target before I slacked off a while back and had to create that second ‘goal line’… It’d be nice to actually be able to get to my bmi weight, especially now that the young one is on the way in a little over a month. Got to get in shape to keep up with the young ones.

Happy New Year

I was watching the news the other day and they said that you should choose one word as a new years resolution goal and focus on it the entire year. This year’s word for me is “health.” I plan to obtain that resolution/goal in a variety of ways. It includes both diet as well as exercise, but also includes a lot of other things too such as staying away from foods I’m allergic too more than I did last year, looking for non-traditional as well as traditional ways of being healthy, focusing on environmental things that keep me from the goal of being healthy, de-stressing, focusing on health issues of those around me, listening to my body more, and a lot of other things. Happy new year to everyone.

Hope this year is a great one for you. Be excellent to one another!

slowly making progress

weight chart

Progress is slower than it should be since I probably gained a few lbs after grandma’s funeral a few weeks back due to stress eating, and because I haven’t been super focused on working out daily or watching carb intake. Last week I missed a few days of working out since I tried an advanced workout tape that was just a little too much and I was sore from it a few days after that. Today I managed to get in an exercise tv tape in the morning and 3 mile walking tape in this afternoon. Tonight we are going shoe shopping. Hoping that will help with the exercise since working out in shoes that are slightly falling apart from overuse just makes things a little rougher than it should be…