Thursday, 7 January 2016

The first one

So I've been struggling with my weight for the better part of around 15 years now. I know exactly why; because I eat a lot of crap food. I like eating food. There's no mystery as to why I'm overweight. I'm not blaming the government for high food prices (veggies are dirt cheap, btw. Pun intended), I'm not blaming advertising of junk foods, it's purely my fault.

I'm getting married in the somewhat near future (not quite allowed to say when just yet) and I've realised that I'm running out of time to get into some sort of healthy shape for this. Now, I'm far away from the 19st+ (120kg+ or 270lbs+) I weighed at my heaviest back in around 2010, but I still need to lose about 3st-4st (19kg-25kg or 42lbs-56lbs) to get to where I'd like to make a new start. I've decided that the biggest way to incentivise this is to make it public.

Today was the beginning. I got up at 6am, had a couple of boiled eggs and crackerbreads for breakfast and got to the gym for 6.30am. I ran 1km on the treadmill and walked for a little while on an incline too. I know it's not much, but it's a start, and let me tell you that when you're as unfit as I am right now (that combined with the permanent nerve damage I have in my lower left leg), 1km is hard work! I'm hoping to repeat at least this for every day this week, slowly building up to a level at which I can comfortably to a 5km ParkRun every weekend. I'll also be incorporating some home workout routines to improve my core strength and for toning (eventually!).

Current weight: getting weighed later today, will edit this when I get results.

1 comment:

  1. Go Jamie! Can't wait to see how good you look at your ideal weight! X