I think that I have the fitness portion of my health figured out. My workouts are consistent and I am really starting to feel that everything is having a lasting effect. I even think that I have become so accustomed to the workouts that not spending an hour a day getting my sweat on feels wrong.
One area where I know I need improvement is the balance of my diet. On most days, my wife and I prepare meals at home from ingredients. People used to call this cooking, but that term seems increasingly applied to people who merely heat things up. Note to people: Making a pizza from Papa Murphy’s does not count as cooking. It’s take out you have to finish.
Looking over a week’s worth of dinners it becomes obvious that we are a carbohydrate and dairy heavy diet. There are a lot of fruits and vegetables, as well, with almost no meat. So, the goal has to be to reduce the amount of calories taken in via carbohydrates and dairy.
I also think this has something to do with the way I feel a lot of days. Recently, I began taking a daily oral probiotic in addition to my normal capsule of fish oil and flaxseed oil. Gotta’ get those omega 3s. In about a week I was feeling better. Don’t know if it is psychosomatic or if the probiotics are helping. Either way it is an improvement.
Last Week: 210.4 lbs
This Week: 209.3 lbs
To Lose: 19.3 lbs