Today I’m officially starting the Alien Invasion Zombie Apocalypse Fitness Lifestyle. I woke up early and hit the gym at 5:30 a.m. I logged 2.74 miles in an hour on the treadmill.
That once again proved to me how out of shape I am. I used to be able to walk a little over three miles in an hour. (Heck, I remember several times walking four miles in a little over one hour and fifteen minutes. Sure wasn’t keeping that pace today!)
At any rate, here’s my statistics so I can use them to chart my progress:
- Weight: 194.4 pounds
- Waist: 37 inches
- Hips: 46 inches
- Chest: 44 inches
Now there are some drawbacks to the plan. If this was a real zombie apocalypse, there is no way I would be hitting a gym. I’d be getting all the exercise I’d need dodging zombies. But since the apocalypse hasn’t happened, I’m okay. I’m getting myself ready to be able to move in case one does happen.
If it was an alien invasion, I might be hitting the gym. If the aliens hadn’t totally overrun everything and life was still progressing somewhat normally. (I’m thinking more along the lines of V and less along the lines of Falling Skies.)
Food is also an issue. If there was still electricity, I could cook normally. Perhaps. If it didn’t draw unwanted attention in the form of brain-hungry Zs. I’m sure aliens wouldn’t necessarily mind. (Again, thinking more V less FS.)
But one benefit I can immediately think of: there’s no need for special foods at the start of this plan. If it was an alien invasion or zombie apocalypse, food would be a precious commodity. You’d be happy for whatever you had.
Rather than clearing out the cupboards of crap, in this first phase it’s okay to eat whatever you still have on hand. The key is not to replenish it when you hit the store. Or maybe it is? Maybe that’s all you can get your hands on?
We’ll deal with that later. It’s a tricky part of the plan. I’m still figuring it all out.
The important thing is I’ve started. Officially. Now to see what we’ll learn along the way…