After my last little vent about my situation, I took a slight initiative and the decided to “force” myself to submit to the inevitable.
I need to work out
So, I did what any sensible person would do, I started creating a plan, and setting goals and taking my *gasp* measurements.
Measurements are not easy, and although I also used a scale that I knew was off by at least 10 pounds (I’m not exaggerating, I’m just going by what I remember between the house scale and the one at the doctor’s office a few years ago). Those are just numbers, but they’re still slightly critical in ensuring that my goals are achieved.
I’m not going to post my before photo yet. Maybe after a month of so of “hardcore training”, I’ll be able to go see I did it! And then start twirling and dancing like a loon.
But for now, as September 19th (half way through the day) is being considered day 1, here was my chart:
Starting measurements (all in inches):
– Neck: 15
– Shoulders: 52 (it’s not the most accurate measurement, but it’s close!)
– Chest: 48
– Bicep (left): 16 (haha them guns! 😉 )
– Waist: 49
– Hips: 49
– Thigh (left): 28
I took these measurements at 6 pm, and I will continue to measure at that time once a week.
My current weight (according to the phucked up scale):
Once upon a lonesome time I managed to get myself down to 174. Unfortunately, that was also by poor eating habits and intense running. Needless to say I was hurting myself because somebody else wanted to see me “skinny”. Needless to say, even with all the weight I had lost, he still wasn’t happy. Now I’m doing it for myself.
These goals are set for the next week (from Sept. 19th to the 26th)
– Go for a run 3 times
– Drink a minimum of 2 glasses of water a day
– 50 Crunches 3 times
– Do “The Core Workout” 3 times
– Do yoga 3 times
I chose some easier ones and harder ones, just to allow myself a little breathing and also allows me to achieve more. On each chart I will include a new quote for the week as motivation and somewhere there will be space so that I can write what activities I’ve done throughout.
Do I think I can do it? Absolutely, I’m really hoping that by writing all this down and letting people see what I’m up to that I’ll have a greater accountability of my lifestyle. Hopefully that works.
Pray for me guys, this isn’t going to be easy, but hopefully with great people like you I’ll be making a change for permanent 🙂