Unfortunately, I had another busy week. I was able to manage my diet to some extent, but exercise was virtually impossible. Don’t give up on me, Armand. I am not stopping the exercise. The starting of school and my wife’s work schedule combined with my work and travel have made the past few weeks a little busy.
You had quite an ethnic week, foodwise! Chicken fajitas and tacos, Vietnamese noodles, Chinese food, steak sandwiches, ribs, etc. You seem to try to make the best of the situation. I notice that you ate your ribs with a plain baked potato and salad, though you could have opted for french fries and cole slaw. What do you like to order at Chinese restaurants? I especially like the grilled seafood kabob with rice — good choice.
If all else fails, keep these two things in mind — choose foods that are the lowest in fat on the menu, and stop eating when you feel satisfied. Do not eat until you are full. These two rules will get you through many tough calorie situations. You had 14 alcohol servings this week. Is there any hope of getting this down to fewer than 10 servings in a week? You’ll save another 500 calories or so, and may even see a drop in your appetite. Good luck to your family with the new school year!
Giving up is not in my vocabulary, especially when it comes to exercise! What we need to do, Ryan, is get the ball rolling again. Once you get the ball rolling, it is easier to keep it going. It is all about getting rid of inertia.
For this week, I would like to have you try to accomplish a very attainable two solid cardiovascular workouts. Try walking, bicycling or stair stepping. Do 30 minutes per session. Follow these workouts with your stretches.
After the workouts, let me know if you feel better. I will be surprised if you do not. I am only looking for two workouts, not four or five. Try not to let any other appointments get in the way of this program! Remember, bodies at rest tend to stay at rest, but bodies in motion keep moving!
Good luck — I am rooting for you.
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