I think it's been a while since I've written any kind of an update regarding my fitness goals. As you, my faithful readers, may recall, I've been trying to make a concerted effort to lose some weight and get in better shape. In that struggle, there is good news and bad news.
The good news is that I have lost about 14 pounds (about 6.3 kg) since my weight peaked in early June, immediately prior to my wedding. Since I've been alternating weight training and aerobic conditioning, I can report that I am lifting more weight than I was able to do for the last several years and my cardiovascular endurance has also increased. I feel healthier in general, and better able to handle different kinds of physical stress.
The bad news is that I think I may be hitting a plateau. My sense of resolve when it comes to food portion control is wavering... and I've been eating a lot more high calorie crap lately. My weight is hovering rather than the slow but constant drop I saw from week to week in August and much of September. Plus, the holidays are coming... never a good time for weight loss.
I find myself wondering how attainable my fitness goals are. I'm at sort of an "in between" juncture in my fitness journey... one where I can look back and see the definite, solid progress I've made, but where the future is unsure. I don't think I've ever had a "toned" body in my life... but I want one. Yet how can I get that body when I'm not very athletic and have a fairly sedentary job? I've come far enough that I can start to see the outlines of that form taking shape. I just hope I can somehow keep doing what I'm doing (or find something different to do) and get there.
I find myself thinking of an interview I saw with singer/actor Meatloaf once... he said he'll never be small, but he wants to be as small as a guy named "Meat" can be. I'm not asking to have the tight, toned body of a dancer or the musclebound physique of a body builder, but I can do better. I need to get there.
on 2004-11-15 at 11:59 a.m.
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