Today I realized I'm almost 30. I also realized I'm overweight, out of shape and picked up some really nasty habits in the past 10 years. I moved out when I was 18 and haven't really changed since. Smoking, eating bad, watching TV, playing MMO's and multi-player FPS's..
Today I got myself a treadmill, a workout mat and some free weights. I have a free room I'm going to turn into a gym in the hopes of at least shedding off a few pounds of fat and gaining a few pounds of muscle.
I also plan on getting rid of all the nasty things I eat and stocking up on fruits, veggies and raw meats. I'm a very lazy cook, and most of the stuff I eat can easily be tossed in the oven or microwave. I rarely actually cook anything.
Knowing myself, I probably won't change my eating habits. I'll probably hit the gym once for 15 minutes and never go in that room again. This is kinda why I'm creating this journal. I'll update it with how much I worked out, routines, what I ate, recipes and other meep I discover along my journey.. or I'll fail miserably and this will be the last journal entry..
April 15th 2011
Bought some vitamins this morning, centrum cardio (good for cholesterol).. Dead tired though so no workout today. Had some fruit for breakfast (2 banana's and an apple) and up to my 2nd litre of water. I hear drinking lot's of water is an important part in flushing out toxins. Sadly, my camera is ded but I'll start posting pics of the home/gym and food once I get a new cam.. checking prices at best buy..
April 16th 2011
2x 30 min job.
200 push-ups through out the day.
Looking at quick 10min full body workout's I can do in the morn before jogging every other day.
No breakfast.. this has to change
Turkey sandwich on white bread for lunch.
Frozen fish (haddock) with rice and veggies for supper.. sad thing, everything was frozen/processed except the rice, it was instant. But that's going to change shortly, found 3 butchers around me (2 halal), there's Hatian fruit/vegetable store 2 mins away and a farmer's market (this one) one subway stop away. I'm going to start visiting these places more often.
I'm looking for some quick/healthy recipes so I can compile a list of ingredients before I go grocery shopping.
I'm also going to try and quit smoking but I will keep playing Black Ops. I realize that working out will relive stress, but I need a definite outlet. I'm looking at taking a class or something I can do outside in the mean time. I could go to the shooting range but it's expensive, far and kinda complicated here in Canada. I'm still too out of shape to take up an actual sport right now.. maybe after a few months of dieting and cardio, I might be able to enjoy some form of sport and dump the FPS's all together.