Quick update

Going into my 9th week of Body For Life and so far I haven’t missed a workout and have done a pretty good job of staying true to the eating principles he outlines in his book. I haven’t had a french fry in over two months, which is quite an accomplishment for me. Even back in the marathon days I was a french fry feign. The past couple of weeks I’ve added two more days of HITT, following the Guerrilla Cardio methodology because I was starting to see my progress slow down a little, which I didn’t like.

To date, after 8 weeks of working out, I’ve dropped 20lbs while increasing my bench press and squat by a fair amount. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a max in anything before I started, but I’m working out with 10-15lbs more than I was when I started (and I’d been lifting semi-regularly before I started this).

So, as far as weight loss goes, I’ve eclipsed my initial conservative goals, and would like to take off another 8-10lbs over the last 4 weeks of the program, after which I’ll begin training for a 15K and a half marathon. It’ll be sort of sweet to run the Atlanta Half Marathon on 10 years after having run it the first time, though I’m sure I won’t do it an an hour and a half this time around.

Anyway, there’s your update. It’s not all good news, I still drink too many diet sodas, but that gives me something to work on.