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Friday, September 21, 2007

D Day Approaches

The day is nigh at hand.

Since returning home from my elk hunt a few weeks ago, I've slipped back into a sedentary lifestyle. It's scary how fast and how easy it's happened. Whereas before I would jump out of bed when my alarm clock buzzed in the morning, I'm finding myself hitting the snooze a bunch of times and wishing it would just go away. I don't think I've really exerted myself once since my return. This P90X thing is really going to be a rude awakening for me.

I'm kind of scared, really. I'm trying to drive up my gumption to the point that I have no doubt that I'll quit, but I'm not there yet. I tried body for life a few times but never made it the whole 12 weeks. That's a long time. I'm counting on some hidden inner fortitude to pull me through it.

I'm weighing in at around 176 now. Still down quite a bit and a good starting point for me. I wouldn't be surprised to see my weight go up a bit as I start the program. One of my fitness goals is to drop my body fat percentage, based on what my bathroom scale tells me. Right now, I'm pretty consistently at 16% right when I wake up in the morning. That will be my baseline. I'm not sure it's right, but it gives me some way of measuring my performance. I want to drop that by 1% a month, to get to where my morning weigh in body fat percentage is 13%. I think that's a reasonable goal.

1 comment:

Bryan said...

I think 1% a month is a great goal, Ben. And I hear you about trying to drive up the motivation.

Since you're back from the elk hunt, does that mean you've had a Dew? I'm thinking about getting one tonight - before next week's re-dedication. I've taken this last week off, as far as my diet goes, indulging in everything (candy, pizza, cookies, chips) except soda pop.