RealNowhereMan's Daily Blog
Okay, So I'm too new at this for my own good. I'm fighting to not only maintain good workout habits, but to even identify them to begin with.
I've been scrawny my whole life - 5'11, and weighed less than 135lbs until my early/mid 30's. Now, at 46, I'm starting this program at 179lbs, because, honestly, I look like shit. My highest weight ever was 190lbs about a year ago, and every single pound I've gained since my youth is sitting in my disproportionately bulging belly. For the last 27 years, I've spent all day long walking for a living - so while I'm active there... any benefits I'd get from that activity has plateaued and isn't providing any more beneficial changes. My legs are toned and firm, was told recently that I have "an ass to kill a bitch for", but then everything above my waistline is a disgusting train wreck. scrawny arms, no muscle definition anywhere, and a belly that walks into a room before I do. Honestly I don't know how I keep the ladies off me. :-/
I think I've got a handle on the BFL dietary requirements - but it was so easy for me to adopt that change I'm seriously wondering what I'm doing wrong. I've vastly reduced my sugar and fat intake, dropped simple carbs in exchange for complex carbs. I'm actually eating more now than I ever have IN MY ENTIRE LIFE SO FAR. I hear people complain that the BFL diet is so restrictive, and they cant eat the same few things over and over again... and here I am, feeling like its almost limitless. SO what am I doing wrong?
I don't even know what I'm supposed to be targeting. I bought a BMI caliper so I could get a benchmark on my body fat % ... but was getting numbers in the 10-11% range - before I even started the program. Trust me, that number has to be bullshit. I've seen pictures of what 10% body fat looks like, and I don't look anything like that. AT ALL. I've tried repeatedly to do the pinch test correctly, without grabbing my spleen or appendix in with the skin fold, but have come up with the same result every time. At this point, I'll just say my BMI caliper is on crack, and I'll leave it at that.
Two weeks into BFL, and my biggest obstacle is my god awful sleep habits. I consistently stay up way too late, and oversleep. I haven't missed a workout yet, but I've had to do them in the evenings after work more often than I've been able to get them done in the morning. And no matter what time of day I do my routines, I always unintentionally dawdle between exercises , sometimes doubling the amount of time it's supposed to take me to get through the whole routine.
I'm rambling... enough for now.
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