Midsummer 02

Slow progress, is still progress.

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by Tobias
on 04 Aug, 20223 minutes read

Hello and welcome back to Tobias Talks

More walking over the weekend.

I walked 15.6 miles on Sunday, in 4:37. Which is just 2.1 miles per hour. Over that distance though I'm happy, it's still a lot of weight to be moving around for that long. Always room to improve though.

I don't know where we got this idea that the average person walks at 5 mph because that is just not true. That's a very brisk wall and is almost entering a jog. I suppose like a lot of things on this weight loss journey, I have to let go of old thoughts and feelings that no longer serve me. I hate using "therapy talk" but there really isn't a more succinct way to say it. I want to achieve something I have never had, a consistently healthy lifestyle, so I need to appreciate that I will have to think and act in ways that I never have. I'm not just losing weight, I'm trying to become what we all strive for. Happy.

First day back in the gym.

I went back to the gym for the first day in a while. I'm painfully weak compared to what I used to be but again that's one of the benefits of the gym. It won't lie to me. 70kg is always 70kg. If it doesn't move like it used to then I've changed, in this case I've become weaker.

The gym is definitely still a happy place for me though. It feels like the opposite of a cinema. A cinema is a pleasurable experience but I always feel uncomfortable sitting still for 2 hours eating popcorn. I constantly feel like I should be doing something else, something beneficial. The gym is a decidedly unpleasant experience, you sweat, you hurt, you ache but you know that every minute you spend there is a minute you have spent on doing something to improve yourself. Something to make you better than you were the minute before. And that's the goal. I'm not competing with anyone else, I'm just trying to be better than I was yesterday.

Current Weight - 276.6lb

Still more to go with the weight, but I'm consistently tracking my calories intake, again you can follow me on MyFitnessPal. If you'd like an accountability partner then just let me know, we're all in this together. I track everything I eat, good and bad. There is just no point lying to myself, I have eaten it, whether I write it down or not.

Plan of Action

This week I will be going to the gym or exercising in some way every single day this week. I want to be under 275 lbs by this time next week. I will continue to track my food and make good choices when it comes to my food. Good luck in the coming week!

Your friend, Tobias.