Tuesday, August 26, 2008

6 months of 200

Weigh-In: 202.2 lbs

I figured I'd update my blog today since it's been so long. In doing so I just noticed that's its been over 6 months that I've maintained a weight right around 200 pounds. I'm really happy about that, but I'm already thinking about how I'm going to keep it up once winter comes around. That's always been my biggest concern because in the past I would become less active and put on a few pounds. I don't want to allow that to happen this year.

My plan of attack is as follows:

-Keep riding my bike as long as there is no snow on the ground. Currently between commuting and recreational riding I'm putting in about 150 miles a week. I'd like to maintain that for as long as possible. I think it will go a bit lower in the winter so..

- I'm going to start running on the treadmill again in the winter. I enjoyed it and it has taken a back seat to riding this summer, so it will come back.

- I'm going to start lifting again. 3 days a week. There is no time like the present.

- I'm going to start doing 200 push-ups a week. I need to start this now. In fact, hang on....

ok, I just did 4. 196 to go.

I eat OK. I think caloric intake is inline with how many calories I burn during the day, but I'm not always happy with the quality of those calories I'm consuming. I need to do a better job to eat things that are good for me and that aren't swimming in sugar and preservatives. After all, the overall goal here is to live longer, not just be thin. It's easy to forget that once you're in decent shape physically.

Anyhow, I'm on vacation next week in the Outer Banks North Carolina so maybe I'll actually have some time to post some more. I plan to get in a bunch of riding,a bunch of relaxing, and a bunch of seafood (the healthy kind of course).

I hope every else's summer is going well.