1 Month Later
With February in full swing, it is time to reassess your new year’s resolution. Ask yourself a few questions. How am I after one month? Have I adopted a life style change or just a few days a week change? Is my goal still attainable? Asking yourself these questions will help you move through this month and many more to come. For me, I assess my resolution every Sunday night. I make a plan for the week and plan it out day by day. So for instance, I plan out my workout schedule for the week and my meals for the week. Plan your meals and workouts according to your class and work schedule.
Sometimes it might be difficult to fit in time for exercise so just take 30 minutes for simple pushups, sit-ups, and some basic abs workouts. A great exercise for abs is the sitting bicycle where you simulate the circular motion of a bicycle while laying on your back. Do 3 sets, 1 minute for each rep.
Onto dieting, it is important to be constantly watching what you eat and how much you eat. Keep a food journal/log and write down everything you eat. Make sure to calculate your calorie, sodium, fat, and protein intake. Just by doing this you will see a difference. Set goals for your intake and make sure not to exceed your limits.
Make sure to be constantly drinking water all throughout the day. Water flushes out your system and replenishes your body. As college students we are prone to dehydrating our bodies very easily. Drinking beer and liquor dehydrates the body and this leads to terrible hangovers the next day. So through the course of the night after every few beers, drink a glass of water. It may look geeky and goofy but adding water to your night of drinking will help you the next morning and may even save your life. You might be in the bathroom more but it’s the difference between a massive hangover or being able to function the next day.
Update: After one month, I have been hard on my resolution on getting to 200lbs. Since the 1st of the month, I have lost 10 lbs. My workout schedule has really stepped up and I am focusing on weightlifting along with at least 30 minutes of cardio every day. Clanging and banging in the gym has really given me a new outlook on life and the muscle development Is awesome. I weigh 235 now and still have a long way to go but I am excited and looking forward to the future.
Keep working and keep busting tail. You can’t eat a twinkie or drink a beer and say, “I want to lose weight!” No!!! Get off your couch and lose the weight. Stay at it, it will be worth it.
Stay fit, stay Proper, and Roll Tide.