It's about time I got my butt in gear too I suppose
Or else I'll be one very very very unfit person in 5 years.
So I'm looking for some advice on what should be done about this so I'll describe as much info as I can.
Daily activities = schoolwork. sleep. schoolwork. Eat. schoolwork. Go to work, sit, work, eat, come home and repeat. I sit at the computer between 14 and 20 hours a day and I basically never move. My profession is computers. Been that way for the past 5 years, not a very smart thing at all, and I'm aware of it, but there's not much else I can do because of my ridiculously tight schedule. If I'm not sitting on my butt at home it's on my butt in a classrom. Daily I'd say I've got between 2 - 3 hours (this is maximum, on a good day) free time and I'll like to do something healthy with it. I'd say from my legs go down pack almost 2/3 of my body weight, I'm bottom-heavy (due to the eternal sitting on my rear). haha.
My main goal is just to be healthy, sure looking good is a bonus but that's not my goal. I'm comfortable in my skin as it is. My fear is that this same comfort won't motivate me to do something about my weight. I'm a short girl (5'4") and my BMI is 25.2 according to http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/
(147 lb). Which means I'm pretty much overweight. Even regardless of the weight, I know my lifestyle will carry me downhill fast if I'm not careful. I come from a stocky, weighty family.
Symptoms I'm experiencing are very very cracky joints from since I was very little, I've had that condition for as long as I remember. Just like you can crack your knuckles, imagine that being every single joint I have :s I can control it and it causes no pain but it still worries me and I don't know if it means bad news or not. No one else in my family except my dad experiences that kind of thing.
Both my parents have diabetes, I'm the last child.
My diet usually consists of whatever I get to eat at the time, but things excluded from my diet are cheese snacks, and all meats besides chicken and fish. I don't eat fast food, I don't drink soda. I rarely drink alcahol, once a week max. I also dislike things like cake, brownies and other ridiculously sweet things (besides the occasional ice cream) because they taste horrible. I eat chicken between 1 - 2 times a week, and fish even rarer. I love legumes of all sorts so I eat those pretty regularly. Bad parts in my diet is I love pasta and would eat a lot of it if I could, at times I find myslef eating the college diet for a straight week in a row. I've been a chronic coffee drinker since I was about 9, I drink between 2 and 6 MUGS a day. Sometimes I eat nothing and only spend my day running on hot coffee (my gosh this sounds more terrible as I write
Overall I eat very little, 0-2 meals a day, but when I do eat I try to keep it sensible. I'm not a snacker and I don't have lots of space for food. I'm easily satisfied with a low volume of food.
SO any kind of advice for what better I can do to get myself back into fitness with just 2 hours a day to spare? What changes to my diet do you suggest?