So yeah, I took my own advice and started slowly and actually made it through the first week of Dad On the Run with flying colors. I jogged a total of 13 miles in six days which really isn’t all that much, but it’s a start. Check back in six weeks and hopefully my weekly mileage will be almost twice that. The one place I fell a little short was in the “healthy eating” department, but there are two ways I can look at this:
“I can either get crazy and neurotic about everything I eat or I can take things as they are presented and not feel bad about eating the leftover Halloween candy.”
For the sake of my sanity and the sanity of those around me (yes, I mean Amy) I’m going with the second option. Sure, I probably won’t get to my goals as fast, but this isn’t about some crazy diet or unrealistic exercise plan, Dad On the Run is about a lifestyle change. So even with a little “cheating” here and there, I’m still resolved to eat stuff that is better rather than worse for me. Those pita chips I just ate aren’t (however) making me feel any better about all this.
Anyhow here’s where I’m at after week one:
Weekly Weight Loss: -2.8 lbs
Total Weight Loss: -2.8 lbs