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


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


Accountability Post – 12/7/16 (Average)

When I write my posts, I usually have a keyword in my head that I can start with. From there I find a quote, and let the quote inform whatever I’m going to write. Unfortunately, I had a hard time coming up with a keyword for today’s post, because yesterday was pretty average.

Hey…I found my keyword.

Except that trying to find a good, usable quote centered around the word “average”, is not that easy.

Anyway, yesterday was pretty average. I stayed right around my calorie count, didn’t exercise, except that we did some cleaning around the house that required me to lift up a few heavy things. I hate trying to lose weight in the winter. I’m a wuss when it comes to extended time in cold weather, and so that is really driving the trouble that I’m having with exercise. If I’m going to do it, I’d prefer to head outside and walk around…but I can’t be out in 14 degree weather for anything more than like 5 minutes before I start to ache. So, it’s about finding stuff around the house to do. I do like spending some time hitting the heavy bag in the basement, and I do get a decent workout, but I have a hard time because I don’t know enough about boxing to try and switch up my routine. At least with running outside, I can change my route every time.

If anyone has any ideas/resources for different heavy bag workouts, drop a comment, or hit me up on twitter.

Calorie Diary – 12/6/16
Budget: 15881
Total Consumed: 1465


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