Well tomorrow morning is the big day; day 1 of 90. I am actually pretty excited about it as I have kept the diet 100% for the last 6 weeks. All I have read about it leads me to believe diet is king, and if you want the drastic results it all depends on keeping the diet. The more on plan you are the better your results will be.
With a few exceptions like teenagers or the genetically blessed, you cannot out exercise a bad diet. For example my wife tries for 10,000 steps a day which is approximately 5 miles of walking. But the calorie loss associated with that can be nullified by one candy bar. Typically people who want to lose weight will jump on the bandwagon of heavy exercise but then erase all possible results by eating more crap. Then they get depressed and quit the exercise portion, but not the eating more part. Thus they gain even more weight.
So far this year I have lost 25 pounds through eating better. I have done a little walking but most of it can be attributed to the diet. Once I add the exercise to the mix I think that extra 40 pounds I have left is going to disappear.
So tonight I will do the before fitness assessment and snap a few photos. I am wavering on the posting of them here at the start. I think I will see if I get through the first phase (4 weeks) before sharing them. But I will state my goals for this project:
- Lower my blood pressure
- Increase my HDL, lower my Tri’s
- Drop 40 pounds of fat, get back into size 36 pants
- Be able to do 5 pull-ups
The pull-up thing is my biggest weakness strength wise. Last time I messed around with this I only did phase one without a clean diet and managed to get 1 honest pull-up. So they are my Holy Grail of fitness, the one thing that will tell me I am doing some good. Otherwise I will let the photo’s speak to my success or failure. Plus I really want to blow away my Doctor at my next appointment. Lipid profile is scheduled on March 1 and my appointment is on March 5.