Accountability post – 6/2/17

“I’m not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.” – Carol Leifer

I have been known, throughout my life, to go to far with things. I can become obsessed, and sometimes that has negative consequences. Take, for example, working out. Sometimes I push myself to do things that I’m not ready for, especially since I had so much success the last time, and was able to do things that I hadn’t been able to do before. Now that I’m back to trying, I want to be able to do them again, even though my body is completely different, and I had worked my way up to those things.

For example: last night I hadn’t done my cardio yet, since if I’m going to do it outside, I prefer to wait until the sun has started to set, and it’s gotten a little cooler. I walked one of my normal routes (I have about 4 regular circuits in my area), and walked most of it at pretty good pace, and ran some of it. I ended up doing my first mile in about 13:30. At one point in my training, I had myself down to a 9 minute first mile. Not Earth shattering, but for me that was a huge accomplishment. So, I pushed myself last night, and ended up doing about 4 miles in a little over an hour. That was probably too much too fast, and I’m paying for it this morning. My thighs are burning, my ankles and knees are sore…and I’m sure that sitting at my desk at work for 8 hours probably isn’t going to help matters.

Oh well…c’est la vie.

Calorie Diary – 6/1/17
Budget: 21211

Total Consumed: 1600

Footnotes

1.This is adjusted by MyFitnessPal for the exercise that was entered.

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A slow start – 12/2/14

As I wrote last night, I’m back to tracking my calories. And track them yesterday, I did…and I kept tracking them. I may have overdone it a bit, but I was really hungry. I ended up having 2 grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner last night, which was a bad decision.

I’m hoping to make up for that the rest of the week. I am back to exercising, though, which is a good thing. The one thing I worry about now is how my losing weight will affect my costumes for Les Miserables. I should probably try and talk to the costumer about that this weekend.

Here’s the skinny (pun intended…if not exactly applicable) on what happened yesterday:

Calorie Diary: 12/1/14
Budget: 1688
Total Calories: 2212

I also did 30 minutes of straight cardio yesterday, and I’m hoping to get back on the DDP Yoga wagon tomorrow.

Have a great day!
-David