I’ve uploaded a fresh fitness chart for your review. My bodyfat seems to have plateaued. Just before my reading increased from 24% to 27%, they recalibrated the machine, which may explain the jump. That being said, I’m only now really getting back on the wagon following our trip. I haven’t missed a workout since Saturday, and I’ve had plenty of snow to shovel.
The toughest part is definitely the dieting. I love to eat. Worse, I especially love eating stuff that’s bad for me. Pizza in particular is terrible because I can eat a whole large Supreme on my own, while barely pausing to take a breath. (No, I haven’t done that since I made my fitness commitment, but I’ve wanted to.) A fair bit of junk food has been showing up around the house lately, and though I’m not the one buying it, I must take responsibility for sneaking a bite every now and then. I’m not proud of that.
I should also be stepping up my time spent on cardiovascular exercise. I do some, but not enough. This’ll be easier once I start biking to and from work again in the spring. In the meantime, I’m pretty much limited to a Tae Bo tape and brisk walks with Beta.
I could run, but I hate running. I do hear, though, that people at my company are planning to get the run club going again, and this time there’ll be training provided. I’ll give this a shot, but I’m not wildly hopeful that it’ll make me like it. We’ll see.
I am confident that as long as I can make time for my workouts and at least TRY to make an effort to control my food shoveling, I’ll see some gains in lean mass and fat loss. It’s just taking longer than I’d like it to.