Aaaaaaah the Fall! I love this time of the year. It's the perfect blend of summer sun and winter coolness. This is the time of year where I increase my outdoor workouts by hitting the track for cardio intervals or taking long hikes through Forest Park. Don't get me wrong, I still do these workouts during the rest of the year but they're sporadically mixed in with more traditional gym cardio on treadmills and ellipticals.
As stated in this post, I'll be sticking to this weight routine for 4 weeks. I'm currently at week #3. At the end of the 4 weeks, I'll take progress photos and compare (check out my starting stats here). I'm hoping to see some type of difference. At the moment I'm having mixed feelings because the scale has not moved but my clothes are fitting a bit lose. Nutrition-wise, I still need to step it up. I'm no longer having chips as dinner (read this post) but I do know that I'm capable of making better choices. For example, I know that I should have a salad with tuna mixed inside, but instead I end up having whole wheat pasta and marinara sauce with grilled chicken mixed inside. These are two very healthy meals but because I'm trying to lean out (shed excess fat) I'm better off saving the heavier meal (the pasta) for earlier in the day. It's choices like these that are keeping me from significant progress.
As always, instead of getting down on myself (which does NOT help at all), I look at every moment as an opportunity to start over and improve upon whatever you're doing. Although I already know this, every once in a while I have to remind myself that being healthy isn't only about working out, it's a lifestyle, which means every decision you make should be geared towards your overall goal.
Til next time everybody!