I had planned to start on January 2nd, but life got in the way. Our dog, Bart, passed away and stress levels in the house made it impossible to focus on exercise and diet. I decided to hold off until Monday January 6 to start.
The day began at the gym, where I did C25K w5d1 (decided to skip weeks 1-4). It went…OK. I did 2 miles in 27 minutes. Not as bad as I had thought, but I still couldn’t sustain running for more than 4-5 minutes. When I run again on Wed, I may take a step make to week 4, or push through on week 5 (probably the latter). The running was followed by plenty of stretching.
I’m currently at 183.8 lbs, and roughly 18% body fat. The plan is to lose 1.5 lbs per week, which is definitely doable. Today I also start abstaining from alcohol during the week, and will keep it to weekends (Fri-Sun) only.