#DadFit Week 3

Project #DadFit – Week 3: You Win Some, You Lose Some

Here is a list of all the things I did wrong this week.

1. I had chips and cake at work and then immediately listened to the Model Health Show podcast and felt extremely guilty.
2. I ate pizza, waited an hour and a half and then went for a run. Because of the pizza, I had to stop for half way due to abdominal pain. And, because I had already run 2.5K, I had to walk 2.5K home with abdominal pain.
3. Donuts, Pizza, Hot Dogs, Cinnamon Buns, Beer, Wings & Fries…

Now, looking back on all of these things, I feel terrible about what I have done to my body this week. For what it’s worth, I used to be a lot worse and actually showed restraint in a few different cases. That said, here is the list of things I did that I wasn’t doing three weeks ago.

1. Ran/Walked a total of 11.5K.
2. Started the P90X3 program from Beachbody and have completed 3 days so far. In fact, I almost bailed on tonight’s workout, yoga, but guilt took over and I powered through it. For someone who used to give up when things would get tough, this was a big step for me. Also, yoga is hard.
3. I went to the gym to do weight training three times this week.
4. I made my first ever trip to Farm Boy and stuffed my body with healthy foods all week (think of it as a counter balance to all the crap I mentioned eating above).

As disappointed as I am in myself for eating all the crappy food, I am more proud of myself for sticking to my workout plan and slowly starting to fit in some healthier food options. I was also sick towards the end of the week, which caused me to get a little down on myself, which led to the cinnamon buns…

Point is, if I can stick to this stuff, anybody can do this. Seriously, I used to occupy a bullet point under “lazy” in the dictionary. Take small steps, make your mistakes and soldier on. It has only gotten slightly easier physically but now that I have my brain telling me that it won’t let me quit, I feel more confident than ever. I’ll be keeping you all posted on how the P90X3 stuff is going and hope to have some videos to share soon.

Rock on!

8 replies
  1. Heather
    Heather says:

    The key to changing your life vs participating in a short term change is making those small steps, recognizing mistakes and tryibg to do better. You are doing amazing 🙂

  2. Amanda Manduh
    Amanda Manduh says:

    At least you still have more ups than downs!! Great work! I know with me when I fall off the wagon the guilt takes over and puts me in a depression “I can’t do this” slump, that’s my downfall. I still haven’t gotten back on the wagon 🙁 Don’t let your guilt over run the positives you are accomplishing! Keep up the awesome work!

  3. Betty S
    Betty S says:

    Congratulations on your accomplishments this week Don’t deprive yourself of the things you love like pizza and cake. Just eat less of it, and then fill up on something healthy. If you do slip just “BAM” Breathe, Accept and Move on. the road is slow and rocky, but you can do it.

  4. SimpleRyan
    SimpleRyan says:

    That’s AWESOME Chris!!!! Congratulations on sticking through and also on starting P90X, going to the gym and all the other accomplishments you recently made!

    Never forget, life is all about balance. Even Olympic athletes have cheat days. So don’t forget that. To make this work – it has to become a lifestyle. Not something where you cut out all goodies and treats completely – but something where you fit those things in with smaller portions and less frequency than you used to before.

    As long as
    1. You’re exercising on a regular basis
    2. Eating healthy majority of the time
    3. Being Consistent with #1 & #2

    You’ll win…. and you’ll have the life and the results that you want!
    Keep it up bro!

  5. SimpleRyan
    SimpleRyan says:

    I love Heineken…haven’t had one in a while…and now after looking at your picture, I’m craving one.
    Daaamn you!

    Looks like I’ll be stopping by the beer store on the way home. It’s OK though..I worked out yesterday.

  6. Olga
    Olga says:

    Hi Chris,

    Have been following your journey and you are doing a fantastic job!!!! You already won the battle – your brain is on board and it recognizes right from wrong!!!! 😉 And it sounds like your stomach is heading that way as well…..

    Funny, I never considered you lazy!!! Just look a tall of the things that you are doing everyday and all you have created since we first met!!! You ROCK!!!!

    So keep at it friend! It only gets easier!!!!

    And I will be happy to share easy healthy recipes and see you at Farm Boy, MY favorite store…. after DSW of course!


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