Holidays and Milestones
Okay, first and foremost, before I even get started here. Did everyone survive the blizzard of 2012? ha ha ha ha. Sorry to anyone who may have actually gotten some snow in their area last weekend, by the way. I just thought it was funny here in NYC that with all of the predictions we heard...6 inches, 8 inches, 12 inches....we got a dusting at best. And let me tell you, nooooo one was happier about that fact than me. My daughter Meghan was upset, as her head was filled with thoughts of snowmen, sledding and a day or two off from school maybe. But you know what? She is eight and will have plenty of snow-filled days in her life to enjoy. For her dad (that's me), life is busy enough and hectic enough without having to deal with snow and ice on top of it, thank you very much. And speaking of life, I was reflecting on mine over the past week. I came to the conclusion all of a sudden that this is actually a very special, milestone week for me. It was almost exactly two years ago...February 15th, 2010 to be exact...that I set a plan in motion to change my entire life. It was a simple plan really...in a nutshell it was to eat better, exercise more, get healthy and stay healthy.
So with an event called the Warrior Dash as my inspiration and a longer lifetime with my daughter as my ultimate goal, I made the change from just words to serious actions. Now here we are almost two years later. I am 100 pounds lighter than I was on that first day...150 pounds lighter than I was at my absolute worst...and a whole lot happier. Now with just over 30 (or just under 40) pounds to go to reach my own personal goal, I am trying to use those old successes as part of the inspiration for creating a bunch of new successes. Hope that last sentence made sense. It sounded fine in my head, but doesn't always translate well in written form...lol. Well last night I ended the week on a very high note. A one-mile jog, a full blown session of cardio training and 250 reps with some light weights. Feeling sore but accomplished today...happy to see that the scale was on my side too. Down another pound and a half...every little bit definitely helps. Ready to tackle a brand new week with lots and lots of hard work. I hope everyone has a good week ahead. And let me be the first to wish you all a VERY Happy Valentine's Day. Enjoy it...but easy on the candy...lol.
Until next week!
Starting Weight - 238 lbs
Current Weight after Week 3 - 232 lbs
Goal Weight by June 4th (My birthday!) - 199 lbs
Total Weight Loss So Far - 6 lbs