So, I'm overweight. Infact, I'm probably obese, if we went off the BMI scale. I'm 5'10 and I weigh about 245lbs. When I look at my body, I feel pretty disgusted. I have a really big belly, and it upsets me. It's only in the last....5 years that I've put on all that weight. I actually used to look pretty good. It was right around the time I dropped out of my postgrad degree and developed intense depression that I turned to sugar, sweets and soda to feel good. I'd eat 'cause I was sad, and I was sad because I'd eat. It's your standard vicious circle, I guess. Naturally, I fell into bad habits that I've never been able to break out of. I drink probably 1.3 litres of soda today, and it's all the full sugar kind. Because of this, my teeth are kinda fucked up too. I've started brushing my teeth pretty well this last few years, but I did some damage. They're not awful, but they're not great either. I'm digressing, let's get back to my weight.
If you use the forums a lot, you've probably seen my good news. I got my dream job! I'm going to be moving to Japan in September to teach English. It's a job I've wanted since I was 23, and I'm 31 now. However, I don't want to go there as I am. I want to shed a lot of weight.
Now...how would you do it, bearing in mind we're in quarantine in the UK. I know I can go out once a day for an hours excersize, but I'm not entirely sure....like...what to do? On a normal day, I walk 4 miles a day to and from work, and that's staved off putting on EXTRA weight. But at the moment, I'm stuck at home, snacking all day. It's gotta end.
I tried doing this "Joe Wicks" Youtube stuff every day, but I'm finding it too tedious and boring. I have seen this "One Punch Man" challenge online, and the results have been pretty staggering, although I know YMMV. I also know that if I DID do that, I'd have to start slow. It's:
100 push ups
10km run every day.
Now I know someone like me just flat out couldn't do that sustainably. I don't have the core strengths, or the willpower. So I thought, if I did do it, what about if I did 10/10/10/1km, and build up slowly. I know this might be a flash in the pan situation, so I'm really really desperate for any and all advice you can give me
Now, my diet isn't good, but I think I could cut out snacking and soda pretty easily. My evening meals aren't great, but they're not exactly calorie dense. I probably eat some sort of microwave dinner, or something like oven made fish and chips/nuggets and onion rings etc. I rarely cook for myself, because my kitchen is small in a 1 bed apartment. I aim to change that with, hopefully, some good advice on here.
I'll sum up with the tl:dr: I weigh far too much, and I want to do good excersize and diet to solve it. I want you to help me, as I'm desperate to not develop serious health problems in my early age. Thank you for reading, and I look forward to hearing from you all.