Other tools I’m using

Just to recap this week so far. Weight has hardly moved. This morning it was sitting at 223.4 which is about where it has been. My belly measurement was 41 inches which I feel like is a little progress.

One of the other tools I’m using to hopefully shed this fat is fasting. Now I think you are all thinking I’m a bit cookoo but there is a lot of science and research to back it up (and more coming). I am mostly, at this time, doing 18 hour fasts a couple, maybe 3 times a week. I’m also coming at this that diabetes runs in my family and I really need to make sure that my insulin gets to high. Fasting I believe can accomplish that. I’ll talk about this more as time goes on.

Another tool I’m using due to the for mentioned diabetes in my family is blood sugar readings. I don’t know if there is any correlation to high blood sugar and weight but I have read there is a correlation to heart disease. So I’m watching it and trying to learn what works and what doesn’t!

Lastly is exercise. The past 1.5 years I’ve considered myself a runner. I haven’t had much success with it, from a racing/PR aspect, so I’ve stepped back from it recently. First I need to get. Back into some sort of routine as I’ve been down with a cold. Probably start on the 26th and go from there. Contrary to running long distances.This will be bodyweight exercises, kettlebells, some sprinting and a whole lot of stretching (I feel like I’m as stiff as a board most days..Sitting in a chair for 8 hours doesn’t help!)

So there you have it. With any luck it will get me where I need to be and hopefully by my 40th birthday!

Merry Christmas!

Fit at 40?

A few years back I had my annual Dr appointment and I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Probably a lot to do with my job at the time but that job is gone and the high blood pressure is still there. 
Per the Drs recommendation I started running. I got up to running 4 days a week and while the blood pressure came down a bit it was never consistent. A lot of it is heredity. It runs in my family. 

I feel like much of the issue with my high blood pressure has to do with carrying around extra weight. Despite all the running I did my weight varied very little. Currently I’m sitting at 223.5 which is a bit over the low I had while running which was 215.

Somewhere this fall my motivation for running went away. I believe that was a combination of turning 39 and going thru a mini bout of depression and realizing that the running was not accomplishing what I needed it to accomplish. 

So here I am at the end of the year trying to figure out where I need to go to lose some weight and hopefully get my blood pressure down and be healthy for my family. I’d like to get this all done before I turn 40.

My hope is that by posting here it will motivate me, and perhaps others who stop by, to get to where I need to be. This is going to be a fluid goal so nothing g hard and fast. The main goal is to lose weight and get my blood pressure down.