30: 2 Week Check-In
I’m a guy that likes concrete numbers. For example, when my wife says, “Let’s go shopping!” is FAR more daunting than, “Let’s go shopping for x because I really need it.” Granted, I know the second is probably a lie anyway, but at least mentally, it allows me to prepare by thinking of how many potential stores/malls we’d need to go to find the perfect x. So when it comes to following through on my goals for my 30th year, concrete numbers help me. Every week, I’ll be posting some metrics I’ll be tracking as well as some thoughts on the past week. This week, I’ll be covering 2 weeks since I didn’t get a chance to do a check-in last week.
Previous Week’s Weight: 210 (at the start)
This Week’s Weight: 207 (lost 2lbs the 1st week; 1lb the 2nd)
# of Times Exercising: 1 the first week, 2 the second
I lost 3lbs by merely adjusting my diet, specifically, I ate more vegetables and ate in more. We set a goal that we wouldn’t go out to eat unless friends asked us to go out. Note: dear Reader, will you be that friend when I need you in a few months? Pretty please?! And who knew that I’d have a much harder time eating chocolate if I don’t buy chocolate or keep it in the house?
Another thing I’ve found helpful is not to obsess over my weight by weighing myself every day and agonizing over every single food-related decision. Taking it week-by-week is allowing me to focus on bigger goals and not being too discouraged when I do cave in – like when our office had TONS of free catered food. What can I say? I’m a sucker for free food.
I’ve also been taking weekly photos – I won’t post those here b/c I’d rather not be responsible for making you nauseous. I may post them at the end of the year though, we’ll see.
I’d still rather nap than go out and exercise. “I’ll nap in the room next to the kids just in case they wake up,” I say, even though my wife will tell you that I don’t respond when they do wake up. ^_^ So I’m making it a point to try and meet my goal of exercising at least 3 times this week.
And being the dork I am, it’s nice to know that I am 3.846% done with this experiment. My goal is that by the end of it I’ll have more energy, which will help me be the best husband and dad I can be, and that I would have developed healthy habits for life. After all, I hear kids stop napping around 4 or 5, so I can’t use that as an excuse.
What about you? How are your resolutions going? Do you miss the days your kids would take naps?