I’ve lost my ‘mojo’, again. The last few months of 2009 ended in a successful cycle of significant weight loss (60lb loss between July to December). Regrettably, 2010 has firmly placed an unwanted amount of that weight back on my waist line.
Tomorrow I plan to start my own “May Madness”, both in weekly mileage and weight loss. I'm in full-blown battle mode.
May's base mileage is 40 miles per week. I want to continue experimenting with barefoot running. In addition to barefoot running I plan to add weekly hill work. The design I've devised is simplistic with a small splash of flexibility.
As for the diet, I intend to keep my caloric intake below 2,000. Coupled with the mileage, I should see a 15+ loss in four-weeks… or at least I hope so. I’ve had success with allowing myself ONE free-meal each week, which I plan to continue. Meat and any sugary drink with calories are gone, period.
For those interested, I’ve gained 20-pounds since Thanksgiving. That number is so incredibly embarrassing to see. Even though most of my readers are long gone, I’m blogging my intentions for accountability. In other words, I've said it and now it is out there for the world to see.
At least a half dozen times during the last month I have said, “Tomorrow I’m going to start my diet again and this time I’m serious”. Sitting here at my computer I can't keep from thinking of the quote, “A man is only as good as his word”.
It is time to prove I’m a good man. I need to HTFU and do this!
Today the entire family spent 2.5 hours working in the yard. Lots of hard work, but everything looks fantastic. Afterwards we took a short bike ride to the pool where the kids played for a couple hours. I’m sure more than a few calories were burned!