Seeing the pictures was an eye-opener. It's unacceptable and I actually lost a lot of sleep over it last night. It hurts to look at this picture. When I'm in top running shape, I weigh around 175 lbs and am pretty ripped. Now? 192. Way too much. It's got to go, and I intend to make it happen. Code Red is in effect. I'm getting down to business... big time.
Despite doing some semi-regular mountain biking while waiting for my foot to heal up, my diet wasn't the greatest. Long story short, it's going to get much better, starting now. This includes eating much healthier. Cutting back on foods with cheese and/or breads, both of which I'm quite fond of, and also cutting back on sweets. More fruits and vegetables. Way more. And smaller portions. Also, no beer until my weight is lowered to at least 178.
I also put a big carrot in front of myself by registering for the MDI Marathon this morning. A little less than four months to go, and there's a lot of work to do between now and then.
But keeping things optimistic, I am feeling pretty good cardiovascularly, despite the weight. With the continued running (and mountain biking thrown in here and there) along with the diet, the weight should come off relatively quickly, or so I hope.
Ran this morning, with the intent of running easy to shake things loose after yesterday's hike, which I'm pretty darn sore from. Extremely humid out so it kind of sucked, but good to get out all the same.
Ran 3.0 miles @ 8:21/mile pace.
80 degrees, very humid, mostly cloudy.
Shorts, short sleeved shirt, cap.