Same color coded list as yesterday, different values.
I'm not happy. It's my third day back at the hardcore weight-loss job, and this morning I woke up with a pounding headache. Took an aspirin which helped for a while, but it's never been gone entirely. Now, 17 hours and 2 cups of coffee later, the headache is either starting to fade, or I'm getting used to it.
This headache could be caused by several things, for instance 'lack' of caffeine, as I'm used to (sit down, or you'll fall) 8 to 10 cups of coffee a day. Basically, I've lowered my caffeine intake with 80%, which can cause a few issues (heart throbbing, headaches, fatigue, irritability).
So on to the list.* 1 Cup of coffee* 1 Cup of vienna coffee* 7 Glasses of water (not enough, should be at least 10)* 1 Glass of fruit juice* 1 Glass of milk* 4 Cups of tea* 5 Cookies (don't ask)* 1 Bowl of oatmeal* 1 Plate of pasta* 2 Slices of bread
As you can see, there's less red on the list as yesterday. If I had started colorcoding a few days ago, you'd have seen the first day would have been even more red than yesterday. The list is getting more and more green. As soon as I get my life in order, and the list will be entirely green (I know, you need 21 days to make something a habit), I will most probably scrapping even more off my menu.
A friend/co-worker of mine sometimes lives about a week on just water, fruit and a sandwich at night. He's lost about 7kg's doing it and is starting to develop a sixpack (at the age of 50, looks like he's about 40!!!) by dieting, running 3 days a week about 10km, doing powerboxing 1 night a week.
Running isn't my cup of tea, I still weigh too much for that as it impacts my knees too hard. I'm more of a cyclist as some (most?) of you may know by now. I feel awesome riding my bike, and have set a goal. What goal you may ask? Well... A very interesting, and maybe even noble goal.
In two years I will attend a charity ride for the Dutch cancer foundation. Two years may seem like a long time, but there will be a lot going on in the upcoming two years. We're working on moving to the other side of the country. We've found a small farm that we might buy, but a lot of time will be put into renovating and redecorating. So that takes up a lot of time.
Next to that, I'm just used to riding 25km per ride. I need to get into shape to ride this particular ride: long distance cycling, hill climbing. The ride I will be attending will require me to ride up the (famous) Alphe d'Huez (FR) for at least 3 times. Riding it up 1 time, takes 1.5 hours, downhill takes about 20 minutes. Total would take about 5.5 hours on the saddle. It's a very hard ride, but should be well worth it for several reasons.
* Self confidence
* Sponsor money that I raise will go to the cancer foundation
* Other's confidence in me will increase immensely (which is important to me, have some baggage with me)
I could mention a few other reasons, but the above are most important to me.
Tomorrow I have to work, unfortunately. That does
mean I will be able to work at my weightloss routine all day. No matter the headaches, no matter the heart throbbing, no matter what other side effects.... I will stick to the routine, and try to get it even cleaner as I did today. As I'll be the only one at the office I might even be able to put in a few sets of ab crunches and pushups during office time.
Today's motivation song: David Guetta - The World is Mine | Lyrics] | [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13EsiCjsssY]Music Video
It's got a great beat in it, not too high of a bpm though. Makes me push the pedals hard at about 75rpm in a high gear. Feels awesome to be dripping with sweat at speeds around 43km/h... Besides that, just saying "the world is mine" several times a day is pretty motivational
Well then, until tomorrow!