Slow progress is still progress
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on 12 Jan, 2023•2 minutes read
Hello and welcome back to Tobias Talks
I'll keep this one brief as I am working on some big ideas for this blog, including a full breakdown of every days workout, why I do each exercise and what I eat and why. Going to take some time to do this, on top of my regular work, so be patient, but it's coming. It will be a compilation of the last decade of research I have put into health and fitness.
This week I am down 0.8lbs, down to exactly 283lbs, this is obviously off the target but honestly, I've been to the gym 3 days a week and been pretty consistent with tracking what I eat and when (you can find all this info here on the official Tobias Talks myfitnesspal page) and so I'm trusting the results will come.
I am enjoying the process. I have a bouncy cardio playlist that makes me want to climb mountains, explore the world and meet people. Then I have a playlist dubbed "Angry Lifting" which makes me want to throw some iron around and hurt those same people. Potentially mentally damaging but it feels pretty therapeutic, as long as I remember to have 5 minute cool down afterwards to get my brain and body out of the "fight or flight" mode I've put it in.
Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow... even if that someone is yourself! - Plato
The goal for next week is much the same. I will track everything that I eat, including the weekend. Once I have a week or two of completely consistent tracking and exercising then I'll be able to make adjustments to my diet and workout regime, but for now it's early days. I'm strengthening my body and getting it ready for the trials to come. I put an emphasis on warming up on stretching, I'm not 18 anymore.
So this time next week I am hoping the scale reads 281lbs but I won't be discouraged if it doesn't. I am increasing my workouts to 5 times a week next week so who knows what will happen. It gives me more leeway with over eating as I'll be burning more calories but it could also lead to more muscle gain so my overall weight may stay about the same. It's all an experiment and I'll have to see what happens.
As always, thanks for reading. Your friend, Tobias.