2.26.2017

Under 300

Stepping on the scale each morning is an every day thing for me. Not because I expect to lose weight each day, but I am interested in documenting my progress. Having a scale that automatically syncs my weight to my fitbit account also helps make the process pretty painless. So even though I don't live or die by what the scale says each morning, I do look at my progress every week or so to ensure I am on the right track. When I stepped on the scale Saturday morning, it read 299.9 lbs, which is the first time I have been under 300 lbs in a long time.

I am a long way from the 250 lbs I ultimately want to be at, being under 300 is a huge step in the right direction. This milestone marks 24 lbs lost since I rejuvenated my journey on January 9th. I have not only been losing weight, but have cut carbs out of my diet since then. Sure I am getting carbs through vegetables and various other sources, but most things I eat have less than 1 or 2 carbs per serving. Honestly, this has not been too hard for me. I am eating the food I like and I feel great doing it. It's been a pretty good situation.

As I sit here Sunday night typing this post, I am reflecting on the journey so far. While I want to think about the journey starting from January 9th, it is hard to ignore the journey as a whole. I remember when I was 18 years old and never really knew what diet or weight training was all about. I was 250 lbs then, but not in good shape at all. I was weak and soft. I remember thinking then I wanted to make a change and I did. I started running and it soon because the base of my workouts. I incorporated major changes to my diet and the fat began to drop off. I then began incorporating weights into my workouts and I really started to change my body. It was a great thing and fitness starting to become a focus for me. I kept the desire to focus on fitness in my life since then, but each year that passed, I let up a little. Now at 32 years old, I am trying to get that back. I definitely do not have the time I did when I was 18 to focus on fitness, but I have learned a lot over the past 14 years to enable me to train and diet smarter.

I took it easy on weights this past week due to a sore back, so this week's goal is to get back at the weights. I feel good about where my diet is, I just need to get the workout part in check.

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