Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired | Day 2
I finally had a decent sleep and woke up pretty excited for the day. I could still feel my heart, and by feel my heart, I mean that I was sore in the chest area.
I tried not to think about it too much as it would only drag me down, so I just went right to the exercise. I got out of bed and did a measly 10 pushups and they were shitty push ups too. If I was in front of a professional, they probably wouldn’t have counted them at all and made me restart from number 1. After that, I did as many sit ups as I could, which was around 20 and they were a variation of sit ups as to not hurt my back. I was much better at these than the push ups and decided right then and there that I would always complete sit ups last, as to end on a high note.
I’m big into the reverse psychology tricks one has to play on themselves to accomplish life tasks. I’m shaking my head at myself right now……… but it works……..for me. Everyone is different.
If I was going to win this battle, I needed to get my Fitbit into gear as much as possible. Every day was a walk to work day, and every day became a walk to work home day too, with very few exceptions. Also, another thing I did, which the Fitbit did not take into account, was that I had my backpack on me on most of my walks and since I’m an unorganized(working on it) kinda guy, there was usually 10 pounds of stuff inside.
My computer is usually in my back pack, as for some reason I feel that my computer is the only thing I never want stolen if my home is robbed, so I keep it on me most of the time. Maybe I should work on that but for the time being, the extra weight actually helped burn calories. Other things inside this unkept backpack were: Books on anything and everything. Deodorant. Pens. Bills from 3 years ago. Tape that now had lint all over the sticky parts. Random notes I wrote to myself as reminders that aren’t legible anymore. And suntan lotion even though it was winter already or about to be.
Now back to the day. Throughout the day, I did anything to get steps in. ANYTHING!!! I walked in circles inside the elevator at work, if I was alone. When I had the office to myself, I’d pace until someone came back inside. At lunch, I’d pick the the furthest place away for my salad with hopes to still get back to my desk in a reasonable amount of time. When I waited for photocopies, I walked in circles too. Pretty much I became I lunatic for getting my steps in. I started to become afraid that I was trading in all my other vices for a Fitbit addiction. In reality I was, but at least this one wasn’t detrimental to my health…..So it’s allowed, right?
After my walk home, I felt I needed to do more. So I put on my running shoes and tried to regain some respect in the running department after the previous days pathetic attempt.
For some reason I chose the album ‘Automatic For The People by R.E.M’. to run with and it kinda fit. This time I made it 1.22 km (which is close to a 7/10 of a mile for the Americans out there) and then I eventually conked out as I could still feel my heart. I thought it best to close up the running shop for the day, however, it was a giant stride from DAY 1. When I got back inside, I did the same amount of pushups and sit ups(in that order 😉 as I did when I started the day.
I rewarded myself by going to the movies and having popcorn as a snack. You’ll notice below in my daily food log, and for the most part, I was still eating the same amounts of food as I did before I started, just smarter.
Things that I cut out at the beginning were mosts sweets, cola/pop, french fries and I severely wanted to cut down my bread intake. I felt that if I still ate the same amount of food (but healthier most of the time) and just exercised more, I could ease off on the excessive exercise and keep myself healthy. Thus, not gaining weight back and then some. In my mind, it made sense to me……..still does.
So that was pretty much Day 2. I had positive momentum going for me. The key for me today was not looking into the future. I was very in the moment due to my Fitbit. I was never thinking of my future goals really. I was just looking at my stats and keeping myself right there. Being present with yourself constantly isn’t easy to do. I’d tried hard for a very long time and now it seems that it unintentionally started to happen. As I laid in bed, I envisioned a Tetris board, and no matter the speed, every piece fell into place perfectly.
DAY 2 STATS
Weight: 195 Pounds
Distance: 12.8 miles
Time: 155 Minutes
Peak Heart Rate: 1 Minute
Cardio Heart Rate: 27 Minutes
Fat Burn Heart Rate: 3 Hr 56 Minutes
Resting Heart Beats Per Minute: 64
Calories Burned: 3920
Calories Taken In: 2313
(All Calories Are Best Estimates. When In Doubt I Went Higher)
3 x Bananas Medium: 315 Calories (I’ve never been a breakfast guy FYI)
Chicken Salad with Beets, Cucumbers, Sunflower Seeds and Avocado: 636 Calories
2 Cups of Blackberries: 194 Calories
18 Pieces of Sushi Maki With Veggies, Salmon, Tuna, California Rolls: 648 Calories
Salted Popcorn: 520 Calories
Thanks for following my adventure. If you have any questions, I’m just an email away.
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