Thursday, June 20, 2013

Here I Go Again

Well, like the title says, Here I Go Again.
It's been awhile since I exercised regularly.  I have tons of reason and excuses, but what it all boils down to is that I just haven't been taking the time for myself to take care of myself.
Today, Brian and I started 30 Day Shred.  He's been asking me for awhile now to find something we can do together in the mornings.  He told me he prefers a video we can do at home.  A few days before Father's Day he asked me again.  So, I got on Facebook and asked for opinions and then I got on Amazon and ordered 30 Day Shred.  It arrived yesterday afternoon and we started this morning.  We did the level 1 version.  After it was done I said "that wasn't so bad" and he said "yeah" so I said, "maybe we should do level 2 tomorrow" and he said something like "humph".  So maybe we'll do level 1 a few more times
I also got on the scale this morning, which I haven't done in a long time because I know that I wouldn't like what it said. said 192.6.  Blah!  Last time I really worked at losing some weight I got down to 179, but I hovered around 182-185 most of the time.  So here goes, my first goal will to get back down to that 182 mark and then after that 175. 
Maybe tomorrow I'll take a picture of myself and some measurements. 
Brian, for the record, is a good weight I think.  He sits around 195-205 and he's 6'2". I think he just has been feeling old lately and a little flabby-like his muscles aren't defined as much as he likes.  So, I guess what he hopes to get is a little definition and some pep in his step.
As far as dieting.  I'm not really into that.  I do want to consciously think of what I'm eating and where my calories are coming from.  I want to eat less fast food and cook more at home and I want to buy more good things and less crappy things.  I also want to enjoy a milkshake with my kids or go out for an ice cream cone every now and then.  And today just happens to be 1/2 price milkshakes at Sonic all day.  So I told them I'd take them and I may or may not get myself a small, we'll see.  I don't want to feel bad about having a treat and I want to eat food that I like. 
So, here we go. First we're gonna conquer this 30 day shred, then we'll make a new goal.  I'll continue going to Zumba when I can and maybe I'll throw in a few walks or runs in these 30 days too.  One day at a time, right?
Day 1 of 30 down, 29 more to go.
Wish me luck.