I have been planning on starting this path to fitness for a while. But getting on the scales today was still a rude awakening....
But first, a bit of history.
I have been a fatty my whole life to varying degrees. 4 years ago I lost 45 kilos and was well on my way to getting fit and healthy. A variety of life issues pushed my focus and I turned back to food to cope. Last year the life issues had all passed and I was taken down with a torn Achilles tendon. Due to my weight it took a long long time to heal (and I still need to be careful) and a year of inactivity on top of 2 years of comfort eating has left me back at the starting point. Actually, I am heavier than ever.
I turn 40 in 12 months. I want to be fit. I don't really care about the fat too much, but I know that in order to be fit I need to drop a lot of it.
I have 2 fitness goals for 2012:
- to cycle 100kms in a day
- to walk a half marathon distance (21.1kms)
As for my weight, I need to lose over 90 kilos. This will take 3-4 years. I am fine with that.
My plan will be reviewed monthly. For January my plan is
- 1800-2200 calories (depending on activity levels)
- 1.5 L of water a day
- 5 days exercise (gradually increasing in type, length and intensity)
- lose 8 kgs
First weigh in - 166.3kgs (366.6 lbs)