Matt – Update

So in an early post I wrote about some goals of mine one of those being to lose some weight and to be brutally honest with myself I have nothing about it really if anything I have gotten worse. I am not big on dieting so that was never really part of the plan just some smarter eating and a lot less late night eating when there is not time left in the day to burn of those consumed calories am going backwards with my weight loss goals at the moment.

My weight has actually increased a few kilograms since injuring my hamstring trying to make a football comeback. Now everytime the hamstring starts to improve I do something to reagravate it delaying any rerun to sport or meaningful exercise. This week I have started taking walks again at lunch time with Damo but I just end up walking to the shop and buying way more for than I need smashing it down and walking back. Last weekend I starting working on my front yard and again over did it with hamstring but it was good to start to see some progress on the yard. The plan there is to get some excercise while doing the work and saving a heap of money by not hiring someone to do the walk for me. On top of that the dirt I dig up is then being moved by the bucketload by hand to the backyard approximately 25-30 metres away and up 5 stairs due to my home being split level.

It is time to up the anti on the hamstring rehab though the weight has got start to come off again I am starting to find myself tired faster and breathing a lot harder doing some of the simplest tasks. Previously my Fitbit Surge was helping to motivate me to hit step or calories burnt targets but I have stopped wearing it due battery issues. It’s either time to deal with battery problems or get a new watch I think.

So from here the goal/plan is

  • A new fitness/smart watch
  • Cut down the after dinner eating
  • Resume regular excercise
  • Reduce meal sizes
  • Hamstring rehab excercises
  • Arrange and exercise group to enable us to keep each other accountable
  • A few new apps/games on the phone which encourage walking and other forms of exercise

A healthier body should then make for a happier more energetic me allowing for me to complete tasks around the home faster more often freeing up more time to spend my girls and also working on this site and building our apps. Depending on which scales I am using and the time of the day I at around 90-93 kgs. I would love to be back down around 75-80 kgs by Christmas so ruffly 2kgs a month which doesn’t seem like much with just some dedication and drive. Let’s see how I go I will keep you updated on the goals/plan .

Losing Weight is Hard

Losing weight is one of the hardest things for some people to do as I have realised recently but I have found some small ways to help me and they will hopefully help you guys aswell.

Portion control is a major one that I have found it means you don’t need to stop eating chips and anything sweet it just means you need to cut it down to at least 10 chips instead of half a packet or one chocolate instead of 5 also if your drink soft drinks instead of having a couple of glass a day or a couple cans try cutting it down to at least half a glass a day or one can.

another one I have found is just getting up from sitting down doing something on my computer to go for a quick walk to get you off the computer because I realised after siting at my computer for a long time I start to see stars and feel dizzy because of siting and looking at a screen for to long.

Another one to help which is one most people will know is exercising but some people find it hard next time you try to exercise try doing with some friends that are also exercising it will help you probably go longer then just doing by yourself and who wants to exercise by themselves you will start exercising and after about 10 to 15 minutes your going to say to yourself why am I doing this but if you exercise with friends you will go longer because they will hopefully motivative you to do what exercise you are doing.

While you are exercising try to take a 3 to 5 minute brake every half an hour from doing anything hard but try to keep your heart rate up by just walking around if you don’t walk around and keep your heart rate up, when you get back to doing exercise after you brake you are going to feel like not doing it but if you keep your heart rate up it will help you get back to doing the exercise easier.

Just remember your not alone there are more people out in the world just like you trying to lose weight so if we all join together we will all be able to lose weight together. So lets get this started and help each other. If you or anybody you know have any other ideas about losing weight I would like to hear from you in the comments below and don’t forget to share this post if it helps you or you think it will help someone you know.