All Change Month: Running for Beginners, no Coke or Snacks and the ongoing House Sale
August: It’s all change month. In fact so many changes are taking place that I’m adding to them. Counter logical? Well yes, but as everything else is in flux so what does it matter? In fact it might be the ideal time to try a few changes out for the month and see how they go; I can always change my habits again in September.
Considering the next few months is going to be one of the hardest periods of my life – giving up two cars, my house, a secure job and moving half way around the world to none
of these – I want to be physically and mentally fitter.
* Decided to go psudo-vegetarian, avoid meat when an alternative exists but vegetarianism is not my religion and I have no doubt that on rare occaisions I’ll still be a meat eater. I was once pure veggie for over a year
* No longer drink Diet Coke. I used to drink 3 cans a day – you know that can’t be healthy.
* Structured excersize, walks then runs.
* House sale should be finalised this month and the packing begins. In October we leave England and move to Canada full time.
* No unhealthy snack foods or processed foods. I’m avoiding chocs, burgers and the like.
* Keep a note of food intake/calories/weight. Yes, back to doing the spreadsheet.
* Limited coffee/tea intake. 2 coffee’s and 2 teas only a day.
With limited funds and limited time tackling the question of excersize isn’t straight forward. Or is it. A gym costs but walking or running is free; so that’s what I’m going to do. The next issue was time, how to fit in a 20 min run/walk during my already crowded day. I’ve two major dead zones in my day, lunch at work or about six at night when my daughter is just going to sleep. At lunch I write, draw or just listen to audio books on my iPod; OK so when I think about it that is not a dead zone. That really only leaves the early evening slot.
In 2003, I said that the only time youâ€™d ever find me running was if Godzilla were chasing me. Then, a year later, I ran a trail marathon in November 2004. Marathons are officially 26.2 miles. Since that point, Iâ€™ve falling quite off that wagon, due to work pressures, and some lifestyle changes, and I couldnâ€™t run a single mile in a row. However, thatâ€™s about to change.
How does a fat guy get fit enough to run? Are you thinking of taking up running? Hereâ€™s some advice – Lifehack
Health and Fitness roundup
Cool Running Site
Run Fat Boy Site
How to run
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