I want to be proud of this country

Yesterday was the women’s march/protest across the nation. And I was proud of it. However as I got to thinking about it I started to wonder if these protests were against Trump and all he’s done (or said) or were they because Hillary lost. I suppose both of those are the same and I’m not expressing them correctly but if in fact those protests were for either one of those reasons and not something grander I feel like they were a waste of time.

I do not agree with Trump and I did not agree with Hillary. I voted third party and would have voted no confidence if it was an option on the ballot. Regardless of my vote Trump was elected and we have him as president the next 4 years. And I feel like the general consensus is that we already know how things are going to go and what he is going to do and the man has only been in office for a couple of days. I know if I was already judged for a job I hadn’t done it would be a hard trek.

If this is what it takes to get this nation to agree on something and get us moving in a direction we can all agree on then I’m for that movement. However my heart tells me that in four years time the fires will have burned down and we will find ourselves right back here again. Perhaps on the other side but here again wondering how something like this could happen. 

Week 2 -progress and feeling good!

This week was a good week in many aspects but progress in waist measurement and weight seems to have stalled for one reason or another. It’s bothersome but something I’m really trying to no concentrate on as it will get me down. I’m taking the mindset that fat is being burned from other areas that I’m not measuring. On the flip side I’m not sure where I’d be adding muscle!

On the plus side I’ve felt really great. I’m assuming this is due to fasting but I’m not really sure. There was one day in particular that I felt like I had a high while fasting.

So to recap. I got 3 days of fasting and two days of working out. My workouts right now are just walking on a treadmill at a high speed. I don’t know if I need to change that to something more intense. For now I will leave it as is.

Starting weight 1/2/17 – 223.8

Weight as of 1/16/17 – 221.2

Starting waist measurement 1/2/17 – 41.8

Waist measurement as of 1/16/17 – 40.9

The one thing I’ll concentrating on this week is good choices.

How did your week go?

Week 1 complete – can do better!

So I finished up week 1 of this journey this morning. While the numbers look good I know I can do better.

First things first. I failed on working out twice last week. I had intentions of doing a workout on Thursday morning but when I went to bed on Wednesday I was just beat so I slept in. This week two workouts will happen.

On the eating aspect, of trying to eat healthier foods, I honestly didn’t pay that much attention so I’m trying to watch that this week. 

I think the first week of the year is a gimme on weight loss and having said that I lost this week.

Starting Weight: 223.8

Weight after week 1: 222.2

Starting waist measurement: 41.5

Waist measurement after week 1: 40.9

So progress but it’s what I would expect everyone goes thru the first week of the year! This 2nd week will be the real test on where things shake out.

Fasting was easy last week and was easy today. Three days a week seems good and I hope that I can see results with that.

How are your goals going for the new year?

Jumping on that bandwagon

I know a lot of people that think new year’s resolutions are a gimmick and why do you need the start of the year to begin something new? Despite this I always tend to have some sort of new year’s resolution. And like most people I end up forgetting about it rather quickly. So I’m going to try something new, for me, this year.

I’m only going to concentrate on a month at a time and try and reach those goals in a month. 

My goals for the month of January are:

Keep my waist below 40.5

Get weight beneath 220

Fast 3 times a week

Workout 2 times a week – even if this is just walking in the treadmill.

It looks like a lot but it’s not really. Some of these I’ve accomplished before and hopefully it won’t be that hard to get back into the groove. 

So starting measurements as of January 2nd are: weight 223.8 and waist measurement of: 41.5 (this measurement varies quite a bit I’ve discovered)

What are your New year’s resolutions?