Well, first update. Feeling pretty good so far though really tired. First off thanks for the welcome guys. Metalcharm you are right, there are plenty of things I can be doing, it's just I've never really been on the lookout for them before, thanks for the good suggestions.
So, in terms of meals, I wanted to put this up to show you what I'm up against. Please see below for my typical lunch,
Looks delicious doesn't it? (Oh and FYI there are hot chips off to the side, they just got cut out of the picture)
This is taco day, so generally I'd be eating a big slathering of taco mix, topped with sour cream then covered in cheese... god I miss it already.
Anyway, here's what I had to eat today.
Breakfast - 6 weetbix with fullcream milk (yes I know fullcream milk is the spawn of Satan but I like it alright??) and topped with honey.
Lunch - Stayed away from the hot food altogether and went salad. Had a mixed leaf salad with ham (with 1 single serve sachet of french dressing) and 1/2 cup of rice
Dinner - Crumbed fish (just 1 fillet normally I'd have three or four) and mixed salad on the side.
Snacks - I also had 1 grapefruit, 2 nectarines, 1 plum and 2 pears. Some just before lunch and some after dinner.
Okay, exercise for the day. In the morning I went for a walk. Approx. 4km took a little under 60 minutes. I'm going to continue walking the same distance and try and get a little faster every week. When I got back from the walk I did the following:
3 Sets 10 Squats (Squats freaking hurt!!)
3 Sets 5 Sit ups
2 Sets 5 Push ups
Then this evening I went for another walk (same distance and time)
So how did today go? I feel good about the choices I made with my food, though my portions were huge (they always are). I feel if I get into the habit of choosing the healthier option first I can get into portion control down the line. I know it's when I'm really hungry that I tend to go for the unhealthiest foods.
Exercise? I feel good about the walking. Obviously didn't strain myself hugely coming out of the gate, but I did my best to always keep the pace up and not just trudge along. I overdid it with the squats, my legs were sore all day, I think I'll tone them back to sets of 5 tomorrow and maybe up the crunches to sets of 10.
Can anyone recommend a good site to get ideas for no equipment workouts for guys? I know that building muscle is one of the best ways to burn fat, but I don't want to go and injure myself trying to exercise (it kinda defeats the purpose right?) so I'd like to look into it a bit first.
My goal for tomorrow is to get to sleep before 10pm so I don't feel so damn tired when I get up.