It’s that time, my friends.Â It’s time for good old NCN to give it “one more shot” and lose some weight.Â Football season is just around the corner, and I plan on coaching my sons team.Â I want to be in better shape, so that I can keep up with him, and provide a better example.Â Here’s the plan –
Obviously, I need to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.Â For me, that means two things.Â First, I have to give up (once again) sodas.Â Second, I need to increase water intact.Â This is actually pretty simple to do, especially once I put my mind to it.
Eating, I need to focus on eating real foods in sensible portions.Â I’m going to completely skip the gimmicky diet plans, with tons of restrictions.Â Instead, I plan to eat lean meats, lot of vegetables, plenty of fruit, and healthy nuts.Â Again, this isn’t difficult – but it does require proper planning and dedication.Â I usually “fall of the wagon”, not because I love to eat junk, but because it’s easier to eat junk.Â That’s a pretty lame excuse, and one I’m tired of making.
When it comes to exercise, I really miss my gym membership.Â When we moved to the new house, I let the membership lapse – and I’ve failed to rejoin.Â I know, I could just exercise in my home, but going to the gym (and knowing that I’m paying to go) is a big motivator.
I plan to weigh-in (officially), once a week.Â I’ve tried various methods, weighing-in every day – and weighing-in once a month, but weighing-in once a week seems to work best.
Speaking of exercise and weight, I have two, very simple, very specific goals.Â I want to run in a 5k and I want to lose 40 pounds.Â These are both realistic goals, especially considering that just a year or so ago, I was running 2 to 3 miles per day.Â I just need to get back on track, focus, and make these things happen.
Which brings me back to “why” I’m dusting of No. Calories Needed in the first place.Â I need accountability, and blogging about my weight loss helps, as long as I actually, you know, blog about my weight loss.Â So, that’s what I’m doing.
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Tomorrow, it’s up at 5:30 am and off to the gym.Â Rock on!