Two years ago I weighed just over 286lbs and suffered from depression. It was at that point I decided to start doing something about my weight. When I was a teenager I was quite athletic, I was on all the sports teams, and did track and field when I could, and loved doing karate. I was in shape. Continue reading “Beginning The Journey “
I recently discovered that the biggest obstacle I have to overcome in order to achieve my goals is myself. I am my own worst enemy. So far I’ve been trying to take myself one on one. But that was not working out so well. For a long time I thought that I could lose the weight on my own and I have to admit that for me it’s just not a tenable solution.
Continue reading “I’m Putting Together A Team”
Lately, I have been really struggling with consistency in my life. I am no saint, I eat junk food and I don’t always exercise. And if you haven’t noticed I haven’t kept up the blog. For that, I apologize.
It is important to remember on your journey to not be afraid of failure. If you want to reach your goals you’ll almost certainly fail along the way. When that happens take note of what happened and why, then dust yourself off and keep going. Failure is an important tool that can teach us more about how to succeed at something just as much as having success does.
In my humble opinion, the most important thing you can do to lose weight is to consistently measure your results. I like to jump on the scale every morning, to start my day. Some other people prefer to step on it once a week.
But wait, there’s more!
As you may know I have recently taken up cycling. I love it. It’s a lot fun and I don’t think I will be giving it up any time soon. It is low impact and great for your legs. You can power up and cycle as fast as you can or coast along at a leisurely pace, or both! However at my fitness level I can assure you that my pace is leisurely no matter how hard I pedal.
You see my first video here: https://youtu.be/Zl5TdfT7JD4
I bought a bike the other day and have been riding it a lot since then. Yesterday I went for a 30 km across the city. I have to say that even though I wasn’t tired yesterday, I’m exhausted today. I can hardly move. I can’t even pick up my guitar. My neck is so sore and my legs are like jello. I can’t imagine how people can cycle so often!
Since I moved, I’ve been doing a lot of exercise. I try to do at least 2 hours of exercise every day. However, lately I have been so sore from working out that every other day I take a rest day to rejuvenate. I’ve been going to bed earlier as well.
I was so tired that I almost didn’t attend my first Karate class. I drank some tea and went anyway. It was a pretty fun class. The instructors were really knowledgable. The style was goju ryu. It uses circular and linear movements.