Well, my friends, it’s all nice and fun to go out and drink “a few” beers but if you add that to the fact that I haven’t done any kind of exercise in something like half a year (and my work consists of sitting down in a chair for 8 hours), you can imagine that the abdominal area is starting to grow. Oh, and eating a lot of junk food kind of helps…
Before you start criticizing me for eating a lot of junk food let me point out that I do it because it’s very cheap at the supermarket (I can get a pizza for 2€) and I just don’t have the time to waste on cooking. For example, today’s dinner, a simple steak with rice and an egg took 1 hour to cook, eat and then wash the dishes. If I did cook frequently I would have much less time to update this blog, for example. And let’s not forget about Facebook, Twitter, reading blogs (my Google Reader counter shows a scary 1000+ blog posts unread) and watching Lost, Heroes, How I Met Your Mother, Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory, and a movie every once in a while. But I digress, let’s go back to the original subject.
So I decided to stop being lazy and start exercising. Well, at least trying to burn enough calories to counter the effect of the beer (Guinness is quite heavy on those). The plan was set in motion last week, when I bought some cheap runners and running jacket at Aldi. The plan is to do some running and also some pushups and situps.
Starting with the running, the first “jog” was yesterday. Sketched a route on Google Maps and there I went, hoping not to break halfway through it. Surprisingly, it went pretty okay, and I even managed to extend the route a little bit. And since I like statistics, here’s what MapMyRun has to say about this first run:
Time Taken: 00:17:00
Total Distance: 3.06 km.
Burned: 89 (kcal)
Speed: 10.78 (km/hr) (avg)
Not so bad for a sedentary bastard, right? But quite weak otherwise. The objective now is to gradually increase the distance, while at the same time increasing the speed. And I’ll need to look into how much calories a pint has, because that 89 looks quite low.
And as you can imagine, my legs are hurting in a way that makes me limp while walking…