Thursday, May 05, 2005

3 Miles A Day

So somewhere a few days ago I got the idea I should start moving 3 miles a day. At this point, I don't care if I walk it or run it or crawl it, just as long as I locomote, under my own power, three miles every day.

This was due in part to watching Supersize Me. In that, the guy tries real hard not to move much. Not moving much is one of the secrets to gaining weight.

So I'm thinking, if this guy can create a "perfect storm" for weight gain, why not work a little harder to create a "perfect storm" for weight loss?

In essence, that's what I've been doing, but I knew if there was one category I was lacking in, it was the cardio. So I decided to give myself this goal of three miles to get me going on cardio.

So I've been doing it. It's been entirely walking, so far. Yesterday it was at the mall. Today it was just around a neighborhood. And you know what? It feels great. One of the coolest part was seeing how loose my clothes fit--I don't realize sitting around the office or driving my car all day that even with my belt on the tightest loop, it's not hugging my hips very well. That's really encouraging.

(There's a tip for you: If you want to feel good while you're walking, put on some of your "bigger" clothes, so you can feel like you've shrunk inside them as you walk. "Weren't these tight when I left the house?")

Of course, I blew my shot at a "perfect" storm--tonight was my brother's birthday, and once we busted out the meat at my folk's house, I didn't eat so hot. But at least it was grilled and smoked, even if it was pork and sausage. As penance, I passed on the cake.

Tomorrow, we shall make it all come together. Weightlifting in the morning, perfect eating all day long, and walking in the--well, walking sometime. Once I can fit it in.

And all shall be amazed at my powers of self-diminishment.

4 comments:

Heather said...

Erik,

Congrats on your progress. Marci emailed me your blog and I've been checking in. Good luck and hi!

Heather Hunter

Erik said...

Wow! Welcome!

Thanks for the wishes of luck. If you ever had any doubts about how big a nerd Marci got mixed up with, this blog should remove all doubt.

(Like there ever was any doubt.)

I'm delighted to know you're here on occasion. Now I'm going to have to stop making veiled refrences to you, I guess (j/k).

Heather said...

Dude, I'm pretty geeked-out myself. I've had a blog for three years. heh.

Erik said...

Got linkage? Or is it one of those "secret blogs" where you slander people behind their backs using alias names? ;)