So I'm off to a fairly dubious start on my new confirmed goal of dropping 30 more pounds by June 1. I missed the gym on Wed, Thur and Fri last week, along with yesterday. omg!!! I know I know... When Dan the Workout Partner goes out of town on his business trips, my need to be there on time goes away. I always say to myself that I'll go a little bit later, but that just hasn't happened. Grrr!
In any event, I went today and got a nice sweat going.
This past Saturday I played in a game tournament (I took second place). It was nice in that I saw several people I only see a few times a year. I received many compliments on my weight change, and was able to actually talk about my routine with people. Neat! It's funny - this weight lifting thing has dominated my life for the last 6 months, but I feel like I can't talk about it with anyone, because... c'mon. Look at me. I'm still a behemoth! So I feel like until I look like I'm in shape, weight loss advice and discussing my workouts seems ridiculous to me. I just don't look the part of a guy who goes to the gym often, and as a result I don't talk much about what I'm doing most every morning with other people. But I want to. I want to because it's an important part of my life, and I want to talk tips and changes with others. Soon, I hope.
In other news, I've decided that with everything I've ever really wanted in life, I've always had to make a sacrifice. And knowing that I want to drop this next 30 in three months has cemented that need. So as of today, I'm letting go of my morning super-coffee (white chocolate mocha - 400 calories!) in exchange for green tea, which has none. I'll still get a warm beverage and morning caffeine, but without the heft of the fruffy guy I normally drink. This is an extension of last week's change in breakfast.