Tuesday, July 14, 2015

10 Pounds

It's funny what you consider to be "fat".  When I was 230 pounds I didn't really think of myself as fat.  I practiced karate and played hockey,  surely these are not the activities of a fat man. 

Five years ago when I got down to 150 pounds I looked back at  what I used to be in amazement,  how did I ever do sports?!  As I've said in other posts on this blog I did come back up to about 166 pounds once I started to build muscle and that's the weight I've been for about the last four years. 

Over the last year we've had three children come to live at our house and in that time I've gained about 7 pounds. So I'm around 174 pounds at the moment and I will admit that I feel fat. 

So am I fat? Not really. I'm part way between a 31 and 32 waist.  I can still run 5k in less than 24 minutes.  But I feel fat,  I feel out of shape. 

So what's to be done?  Back in February I was feeling the same and every night after the kids were in bed I'd go to the gym and workout for an hour.  I don't have that much free time now. So for the last couple of days the alarm has gone off at 4:40 so that I would get up in time to go for a run and a shower before I left for work at 5:30.

Diet has to be part of what's happening to be successful as well though,  I know from experience that working out without changing the diet,  or that dieting  without working out will not achieve the goals I want in a timeframe that I want. So we are back to counting calories,  Back to the methods that got me in shape in the first place. 

I had the willpower and the strength to lose weight before,  I can do it again now,  even if it is only 10 pounds.

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