Inputs and Outputs

Fitness boils down into inputs vs. outputs. In super dumbed down terms, your outputs have to be greater than your inputs (assuming you’re like 99%* of Americans and trying to drop pounds rather than bulk up).

OUTPUTS: My sister signed me up for a half marathon.
Yep, that’s right. Unbeknownst to me. But, I decided to put my big girl yoga pants on and try to make this happen. I am not a runner, so I did a little research and found a running plan that I think will work for me. I have a very athletic friend who hurt herself running an unprepared for seven miles so that has scared me into taking this seriously.  More on the running plan later.

INPUTS: I’ve started tracking what I eat.
Everything. I. eat. This is a pain but the “MyFitnessPal” app makes it about as easy as possible.  Part of blogging about this process is also tracking, I figured writing about it would help.

I am not gigantic but I’ve still got 20 pounds I’ve rather not have. I’ve lost 30 pounds in the past so I know I can do that. I’m lazy and nerdy so I’ve automated as much of the tracking as possible through gadgets and gizmos.

Let’s do this, self!