O.K. time to get serious and try to blog more. :-) cough, yeah right...
Focus for this blog will be more about diet & exercise... I need to loose weight, get into better shape, and generally improve my health. No there have not been any great warnings from a doctor or anything. Just the self realization that my general shape has slid way down hill, I have bad knees, and a heart that's been patched up twice in my life.
So the goal is to both blog about what I'm doing and what sort of software/web sites I'm going to try out...
So first of:Exercise -
Yesterday started out on a modified Couch to 5k program. The goal is I'd like to get back to where I could run for a full 30 minutes (eventually more) at a time. So I'm starting with Cool Running's program (http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml) but w/ slight modification. I know I have some stamina I'm starting at week 4. I misread it so my run yesterday was a 3/5/3 pattern. I did that twice then finished w/ a 3 min run. I'll repeat that twice more this week and then follow the rest of their plan.
Strength wise I'm looking at the basic combo of pushups/situps/squats using my own body weight. It's a start and I'll probably use the http://hundredpushups.com/ charts for starting points and goals.
In addition I'll still do martial arts. But those are actually more about relaxation and body movement for me.Next - Nutrition/Food
I refuse to use the term diet, the goal is to improve what I eat and how much I eat. Yes I will still be tracking calories (http://www.fitbit.com) in and out. But I'm going to try to be more mindful of my eating. Following advice from Michael Pollen's Food Rules
. Like "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.", "Eat meals.", and "Avoid foods you see advertised on television.". Essentially basic advice on eating better and getting away from the food=nutrition only crowd.
Along with that I'm going to utilize what I learned from The Hacker's Diet (www.fourmilab.ch/hackdiet/www/hackdiet.htm) as well as The No S Diet (www.nosdiet.com) to try to improve what and how I eat.
Well that's a start... next I'll start diving into some of the software/web sites I've mentioned to help out.
Labels: diet, exercise, fitness