‘Cheat Day’

I’m overweight.  I am 5’8′ and weigh 174 lbs.  This is based on the traditional BMI scale which does not take into account muscle mass, but I was in my best shape in 2009.  At that time I was doing homebrew CrossFit workouts during my lunch, ate more consistently and weighed 162 lbs.  Granted, I still could not see my abs but I felt strong and my arms had definition.

I plan on reducing my bread/potato intake down to zero for 30 days and cut out any extra sweets and sugary foods (Chocolate is the bane of my health diet.  Curse you chocolate!).  Brown rice is the exception.  I was doing fairly well this week, but broke down and joined my coworker for lunch at McDonald’s.  I had the grilled chicken sandwich with fries and a Coke.  Damn Coke.  So good, but not good for my goals.

Ah.  I digress.  My goal is to get back down to 155-160 lbs by mid-summer and working out 5 – 6 days a week.  I alternate running days with light weight/CrossFit days.  Workouts tend to last on average 20 minutes.  I heard that 70% of the work is in the diet alone.  If I can at least accomplish this and splurge once in a while I should be in the best shape of my life coming Summer 2017!

As great Yoda said, ‘Do or do not.  There is no try’.


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