My post-Coachella fitness regimen has been yielding results, though a terrible cold mixed with allergies has kind of knocked me on my ass since late last weekend. I've tried to at least do something every day, which this morning meant a combination of running and walking through around two miles of my neighborhood.
The other important thing for me, one which I've performed a bit less successfully, is keeping a fully stocked refrigerator. We had a couple of months where even my local fruit stand had phenomenal oranges and grapefruits I could snack on, but the quality has taken a pretty significant nosedive over the past week or two. Even reliable spots like Fairway and Whole Foods have let me down (I peeled a grapefruit from the latter last night, and the first penetration through the skin sounded like I'd poked a hole in a balloon.) Still, bananas and apples have been pretty tried and true.
The refrigerator has also been a major player for meals, too. I work from home, and unless I've got something I can put together for lunch, I sometimes find myself making old mistakes like running out to a local Chinese place. These slips don't happen nearly as often as they used to, but I still need to make a concerted effort to put myself in a position to succeed so they don't happen at all. My girlfriend is also super healthy, so that doesn't hurt.
This weekend is the official start to my second season of Nerd League basketball. I fucked my knee up a little bit during a pickup game two weeks ago, though I attribute some of that to my still being heavier than I'd like and some of that to being 41 years old. But hopefully sticking to my guns regarding fitness will help remedy that and will reduce some of the other aches and pains I've felt after playing for an hour or two.
I was pleased to learn that I'm still fairly quick, in spite of my heaviness and age, and I imagine that will only get better as I continue to get myself into better shape. I'm also as agile and skilled a basketball player as I was when I was young, unfortunately that means I still kinda suck. But I'm tall and like to rebound, so I still serve a purpose in a semi-organized rec league.
I've really appreciated everyone sharing their own experiences in here, and I want to congratulate all of you who have taken steps both great and small in the right direction.