30 Days of Change V 2.0

So, I stumbled upon this amazing work out while browsing Imgur (anyone who knows me, will not be shocked by this at all). I had already done a 30 Day Challenge that had been posted on Imgur (two of them to be exact) and felt like I could this one too.

Are they hard? I felt like throwing up during the last one

Are they worth it? I gained some great definition with the last one but alas I failed to keep it going. 

With this new adventure I am going to actually blog about each day. I will talk about the work out and how I felt doing it. I will also discuss the level of challenge that comes about. Also, probably a bunch of other random stuff with the work outs.

I will say in advance, I am not eating the best. I am tight on money and eating properly isn’t the easiest thing right now. So, the results that I will see, won’t be the best. If I were to eat much better, than yes, they would rock. 

So come along with me on this journey starting on Sunday September 29, 2013!!!

Water – the most valuable – oooh POP!!!!

I know this probably one of the top three most important things to keep on track with. I won’t deny it, I suck with this and I suck with it badly! I find myself being able to go a week or so with keeping my water intake where it should be. Then I get distracted by other things, mostly Mountain Dew (let’s face it, being a gamer, it’s the drink of choice) and I will drink more of this than water. While of course it’s ok to have to some, I should also be more aware of how much I am drinking. Which again, I don’t do a great job with this at all.

When I drink Mountain Dew or any other kind of pop, I should of course probably drink as much water as I did pop. Why? Because pop has a natural diuretic in it. I am flushing the water in my system and replacing it with something that is clearly not healthy for me at all. It’s not a bad idea to have this from time to time, but again I need to be much more aware of my water intake and insure that I am getting enough water to allow myself the yummy treat of pop.

Also, I found it easier, to just get two 33.8 oz bottles and drink one and have the other filled. So I can swipe them out through out the day. Or if I am going to be gone all day, I will just bring them both with me. I know I can’t exactly drink the recommended amount of water everyday, but I set a goal for myself. I will drink two of these bottles each day or I can’t have any pop for the week. It’s kind of the same idea and theory behind the cheat day. I can cheat on water as long as I am keeping up on it.

These are normal day struggles that we all suffer. Some may suffer with juice, others with coffee, and many will suffer like I do with pop. It’s ok though, just fight on and try harder the next day.

The daily fight of the average Jared

I have always been a bit bothered by all these work out, weight loss, and health blogs. They seem to have two target audiences; those who want to lose weight and those who want to get jacked. Let’s face it, I am neither one of those. I am that guy in the middle, who just wants to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I wouldn’t mind getting jacked, let’s face it, its way more work than what I want to put in right now. Also, I am not in any dire need to lose weight. I am by no means fat but I could lose a few pounds for health sake.

So, this is where this blog comes into play. I have been debating exactly what I want to do with this blog. Do I want to put out general guidelines and suggestions for people like me? Do I want to just make a blog that journals my journey? I figure I will fuse the two together. I can blog about my own journey and the things I am encountering. Along with giving out some sound advice on the way.

So that being said, I will talk about the things I struggle with and how I can overcome them. Then I will come back at a later date and talk about my level of success or my degree of failure.

For now enjoy a cute picture:

Kittie