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So I’m doing a horrible job checking in. But not a whole lot has been noteworthy anyway..

For the past few days I have been doing very general exercises with a focus on burning fat and building muscle. This includes: jump roping, elliptical trainer, running, bench press, curls, push ups, etc. I have been doing these (mostly) every day.

As for diet, I have not been eating particularly healthy, just controlling the portions I eat. I have been using myfitnesspal on my iPhone to keep track of how many calories I am consuming and burning. It automatically takes into account how many calories per day one can consume in order to lose a particular amount of weight per week. I have it set on the maximum (2) which allows me to eat 1200 calories before exercise.

I have actually made some progress in the last 4 days with my weight loss, going from 166.8 on 1/11 to 164.8 today (1/15). That is a loss of 2 lbs in 4 days, not too shabby. We will see if it fluctuates or not. 

As for inches in the same amount of time, I appear to have only lost a quarter of an inch around my navel, from 36.5 down to 36.25. I am no very good at selecting the exact same spot and keeping the measuring tape level so there is no telling how accurate it is. Oh well, I’ll keep doing it anyway! 

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Well day one went pretty well. I had a very good workout that ended with me getting sick, which generally means the body has been pushed past its limits. So congratulations to me! My workout was:

Jump rope fast speed 5 min

Bench press 3 sets of max

Pushups 3 sets of max

Curls 3 sets of max, each arm

Jump rope 10 minutes (resulting in a very tired and sick person)

Its been a long time since I did much jump roping, and I have to say it is one very effective cardio workout! All together I worked out for around 20 minutes. Not the greatest length of a workout, but I feel as if it was pretty successful. I will be upping the amount tomorrow. 

As far as food goes, I only had one(ish) meal. Since I didn’t wake up until around 2, I held off with a cheesestick until about 5. At that point I didn’t eat anything healthy, just some Stroganoff and a couple slices of bread. All in all I managed to stay well within my calorie limit for the day according to Myfitnesspal.

Plans for tomorrow:

ABS! Crunches, side crunches, leg raises

For cardio I will be doing elliptical and jump rope

Since the temp has steadied, I will also be running a mile

Stats!

Morning weigh in: 167

Calories consumed: 1130

Calories Burned: 125

Net Calories: 1005

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Well, it’s about time that I restart this blog. I’ve lazed around with the excuse of cold weather this year enough, it’s high time that I jump back on that train hardcore! This body isn’t going to get itself in shape, so here we go!

Hopefully I will be posting each day, with updates for workouts that I have done and probably some complaining about how terrible/great I feel after each one. Each week I will update my stats, inches and weight.

Beginning weight 167 (according to home electronic scale. I will be using it throughout to help keep consistency.)

I haven’t measured myself yet, I still have to obtain the tape. I will be starting measurements next week. Hopefully this is the beginning on improvement, summer will be right around the corner!