The Newest New Plan

It’s that time, my friends.  It’s time for good old NCN to give it “one more shot” and lose some weight.  Football season is just around the corner, and I plan on coaching my sons team.  I want to be in better shape, so that I can keep up with him, and provide a better example.  Here’s the plan –

Obviously, I need to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.  For me, that means two things.  First, I have to give up (once again) sodas.  Second, I need to increase water intact.  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.  I’m going to completely skip the gimmicky diet plans, with tons of restrictions.  Instead, I plan to eat lean meats, lot of vegetables, plenty of fruit, and healthy nuts.  Again, this isn’t difficult – but it does require proper planning and dedication.  I usually “fall of the wagon”, not because I love to eat junk, but because it’s easier to eat junk.  That’s a pretty lame excuse, and one I’m tired of making.

When it comes to exercise, I really miss my gym membership.  When we moved to the new house, I let the membership lapse – and I’ve failed to rejoin.  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.  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.  I want to run in a 5k and I want to lose 40 pounds.  These are both realistic goals, especially considering that just a year or so ago, I was running 2 to 3 miles per day.  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.  I need accountability, and blogging about my weight loss helps, as long as I actually, you know, blog about my weight loss.  So, that’s what I’m doing.

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Tomorrow, it’s up at 5:30 am and off to the gym.  Rock on!

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