I started my current workout regimen with 10 miles per day on the first week. Then 15 miles per day on the second week. Then between 15 and 25 miles per day for 3 weeks. Then yesterday, the middle of my sixth week, I broke the 30 barrier. Which isn't really a barrier... its' just an artificial limitation you have in your brain. So I figure a few more weeks and I'll go for 40. Then after that: a metric century around the first of October.
Anyway... it all feels good. I've dropped 5% body fat. Very nice. I also no longer need to take ibuprofen like House eating vicodin. And if I miss day I feel awful. Except for either saturday or sunday; I take one day a week off.
For getting into this workout routine I decided to get serious with getting into a workout habit/schedule before starting on any diet modification. My justification is that if you start a new workout schedule AND change your diet all at one time you are probably setting yourself up to fail. But if you get into a workout routine and make it a habit and then slowly change what you eat for the better you might actually be able to maintain both as a lifestyle change.
Besides... if I'm losing body fat percentage at a constant rate... do I really need to give up my friday margarita and mexican food ritual? BTW: I have the bartender use less of the sweet high fructose margarita mix in my drink. I let him replace it with tequila. :-) Not sure if that is good or bad. But it is tasty.
The rest of the week we eat fairly well... otherwise i don't think I'd be seeing the body fat percentage decrease. I know it would probably be more if I did skip friday; I'm sure it takes a few days for the body to recover from the alcohol.
QUESTION: Any opinions on whether I should drop "the fun stuff" out of my diet, or can I go ahead and maintain them as long as I am seeing what seems to be a constant drop of body fat percentage?