Play do this thing.
I've been fairly scrawny for most of my life. However, as of the last 5 years (ever since I graduated college, really), my metabolism has slowed down, my level of physical activity has dipped, and my diet... well it hasn't changed much, but living in an Italian family... yeah. My body's actually comprised of well around 50% pasta. You should see me when I take a hot shower, I swell to about three times my normal size.
So, I've become a bit... misshapen the last few years. I'm not particularly overweight (I'm 5'9" and 180lbs, only a little more than 11lbs above the average high for someone of my height) but I have got an uneven weight distribution. It wasn't a big deal for the most part (I'm pretty comfortable with my own body and apparently some ladies like bigger guys? I don't know.) until just this past week. I've noticed that my default posture, especially when sitting at my desk, is becoming painful to maintain after a while and it is likely due to how out of shape I am. A simple mile-long walk caused me to become very sore the following day.
Blah blah blah, I dunno. I can't actually prove that any particular problem I'm having is directly related to my weight/physique, but to hell with it! I also can't fit into a new pair of jeans I had gotten only 4 months ago, so let's fix that. Honestly, it feels almost like fate that this new show launched this week and I well intend to take it as a motivator.
This week and next will mostly be used as a stress test. I'll be trying out different exercises in different amounts each day, seeing how it plays out and adjusting in a week or two. I plan to do an equal mix of hard exericse, running, and yoga.
Once I find something I'm comfortable with, I'll solidify the workout schedule and gradually intensify it as the weeks go on. I'll also do a bit more research into workout routines that will work for me. You can tell I really just want to get this introductory journal out of the way right now, but hey, I've got a goal and that's the most important thing right now. Details can be hammered out at my leisure.
- Less/no junk food. This is really the only major change I can make right now. Given my current living situation, I have to eat what the family gets or I don't eat. But I have been eating some snacks and candy lately that I can cut out of my diet.
This is gonna be a bit rough, especially with the holidays around the corner. There's going to be a lot of food involved (again, Italian heritage, lots of meat and pasta) and passing it up is just too much for me. But I'll manage for now.
I'm not out to sculpt myself into the Übermensch. I just want to tone down a bit so I don't look bad in slimmer clothes and not feel sore when I'm sitting at my computer.
As per the Buff Buddies guidelines, I will be sharing the links to these journals on my Twitter account (@ZaiRedwinters), with photographs when possible! I think you'll recognize me quite quickly when you see them ;>
Also, hello, this is my first journal at Rooster Teeth! This interface is better than tumblr's, who'da thunk it?