It’s time. Time to get off my butt and lose some weight. I’ve been pushing 240+ for too long now, and I need to get healthy. I need to do it for my boys and for my wife. So I’m going to take you on my journey with me. There are a couple of reasons why this has come to a head, and why this needs to happen more. One, diabetes runs in my family, and I’m not getting any younger, and being over weight and eating like well, like someone who is over weight, doesn’t help. What does? Eating healthier, and working out. Second, I want to be able to run around with my boys and not get winded, I also want to be around for a long time to see them grow into the men that they want to be. Third, I’d really like to be able to enjoy my life with my beautiful wife once my boys turn into those men and have families of their own.
Now I’m not one for crazy workouts and funky diets. I’m kind of old school like that. I’m going to eat less, and eat better. More salads, and less grease, and alas, I am going to have cut back on my arch nemesis’ cheese, and candy. Those guys are going to be a tough one for me to quit. Sheesh, you’d think I was talking about quitting smoking. I guess I really do have a food problem. I intend to hit the gym, or hit the road for a good long ride if the rain stays away. I’m going to do this, for me, for my wife, and for my boys.
Here’s what I’m going to do, I’m going to ask for your support, and for your to keep me accountable. At least once a week (hopefully more) I’m going to update this site with info about how I’m doing, and what I’m doing. Feel free to tell me I’m doing it wrong, or heap accolades on me for gutting it out through the hard parts. Here’s where I’m starting:
Weight as of 10/7/2010 : 241
Workouts: 10/7, 5:30am trip to the gym, 30 minutes cardio, 30 minutes core workout.
Cheese?: Nope, Candy: Nope? (Although I did fight of temptation)
P.S. I’m not going to show you a before picture, because hey, no one wants to see that. Maybe once there is an after I’ll share it. For now, here’s what I’m playing for: