Weight Loss Reboot Before The New Year

by Willie on December 3, 2015

in Fitness, Food, Food Fuel, Goals, Weight Loss

Yes, it’s been a couple of weeks since my last video/blog posts. I took the time off during the holidays just to enjoy the holidays. Thanksgiving was fantastic. I spent time with friends and family and ate very well. Maybe a little too well.

My official weight as of Monday November 30, 2015 is…. 303 pounds. This is where I am and this is my starting point!

Now, I’m in business mode. It’s time for a weight loss reboot before the new year begins!

Over the holiday weekend, I really sat down and thought about what my plan of attack is. As I said in my last video, my running has suffered because of my lack of cardio and my previous absence of actually watching what I was eating.

 

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I’ve been tracking all of my food intake for the past month now. It’s Wednesday as I write this post. Today is my day three. Everything has been going extremely well. My food is right on target. I haven’t felt hungry at all. I’ve been drinking up to 96 ounces of water a day. I’m really trying to get a gallon of water a day though. I’ve also started taking a Vitamin B12 supplement in the morning. It’s supposed to help with energy. I think it is working.

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As of this past Monday, I sent a fitness plan in motion. This is the plan that I mapped out: (Sorry for the handwriting, it was a frenzy session)

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Let me break down my train of thought. I figured that the strength training was limiting me because I was always sore or just plain hurting constantly. So, instead of four days a week of strength training, I narrowed it down to two. I still do these workouts in the morning on Mondays and Wednesdays. Preferable, I do them in the morning because the gym is WAY less busy than in the evening. I know this will work out best for me. I can still get my strength workouts in (which I love) and still feel fresh enough to do my cardio. With cardio, I just WASN’T doing enough of it. So, I’ve increased it a fair amount. On Monday afternoons, Wednesday afternoons, and Saturday mornings, I’ll be doing my runs. I posted a picture on Instagram of my first run. It was slow but everyone has to start from somewhere, right?

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The rest of my cardio breaks down to doing Angela’s spin classes on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. I do Group Fight on Tuesday afternoons. Thursday afternoons I do a combination of stair climber and the rower. Friday afternoons and Saturday afternoons, I just walk. Sunday is a day of rest.

For now, I’m going to test this plan out. If I have to increase my rest days to two then I’ll make changes.

I’ll also be adding in some mobility (stretching) work as I sit at home in the evening to watch TV or anything else.

This is the plan so far. I will update frequently on my progress. I’m hoping this will give you guys some ideas if you were looking for a new routine in your journey for either weight loss or maintenance.

What does your current fitness routine consist of? How often do you workout and for how long per session?

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