If I run fast enough, my fat can’t keep up

So if you are a friend of mine on Facebook, you will know that Sabrina and I started running a couple weeks ago and we are still on the Couch to 5K program.  Running has been a lot better than I thought it would be.  In the past, I didn’t even like to walk, but running really makes me feel better, when it is done.  While I do it, I question my choices and wonder what I was thinking, kind of like the first week of my diet.  Each step of the program makes me stretch to a place that I never thought I would be able to get too.  It has been a good experience just for that object lesson.

If I stretch, I can make it.  If I don’t try to stretch, I will never make it.

Now I just have to keep that in the front of my mind.  For whatever reason, it is so easy to forget.

Before I put up my status for the week, I wanted to recommend the last two books that I read.

1: The Sportsman by Dhani Jones – If you loved his Travel Channel show, Dhani Tackles the Globe, it is a must.  If you like sports, travel or just learning some valuable lessons about interacting with other cultures and people, this is a great book.  Dhani is a great writer and he has a lot to say about expanding your vision of the world, which is something I am a huge fan of.

2. The Nerdist Way by Chris Hardwick – This is a book for game nerds on how to improve their lives.  I am still reading it, but it has given me some great ideas on ways to look at work, school and life differently.  Nerds are a different kind of people and we have to look at things a little differently.  It seems to fit in with the almost self-help theme I am building now.

I never thought I would read self-help books and in some ways I am not sure if they are really self-help books, but if they do empower a change, they help. (Special note: If I ever read a Dr. Phil book, someone please kill me!)

Status Report:

10/22/2011

329lbs  42.1% Body Fat
60.4 Pounds Lost  72.2 lbs of Fat Lost
42.2 BMI < New stat that I am tracking. PS – says I am OBESE.  Someday I hope to be fat.

10/29/2011

324.8lbs  41.8% Body Fat
64.6 Pounds Lost  74.9lbs of Fat Lost
41.7 BMI

11/5/2011

323.4lbs  41.4% Body Fat
66.0 Pounds Lost  76.8 lbs of Fat Lost
41.5 BMI

A couple good weeks, but I got keep it going.  Hopefully with more blogging goodness.

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One Response

  1. Hi Chad!
    Thanks for the update, inspiration to start running, and book tips! Keep up the good work! So happy you have a wonderful partner in Sabrina to help keep you motivated. Cheers!
    -Ro

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