Now that I've managed to get my weight into the "normal" BMI range (*) (**), it's time to bump up the cardio exercise just a bit. And really, I do mean just a bit. Because I pretty much don't like to break a sweat. I'm lazy; I'll admit it.
Anyhow, since I used to like running when I was a kid and I hate going to gyms, I decided to ease into things with the Couch-to-5K Running Plan. It's straightforward and starts off pretty slowly, both of which I need.
So far I've done the first workout of the first week. It wasn't too painful, but I did learn something:
Don't eat an ice cream Drumstick washed down with 12 ounces of Diet Coke in the ten minutes before running.
Really. That's what I've learned.
We'll see if I can remember that...
(*) When I say I'm in the "normal" BMI range, I really mean solidly in the middle of the normal range. I don't look waifish. (Side note: Firefox wants me to correct "waifish" to "dwarfish" which is something that I suppose I do actually resemble.) I still have a gut. And despite all this, someone told me that I needed to put on a few pounds.
(**) If you want my secret, here it is: stop eating so much. That's it. I could spin it out into a few hundred pages, but that's really all it is. Luckily I don't get paid by the word.