It’s been a long time getting to this point, but I’m happy to be starting my personal 100-day challenge to focus on my physical self. Not one to make excuses, I’ve just let myself go (oh, you didn’t notice? why thank you!) and am going to do something about it. And, being a social man-about-town, I’ve decided to journal the experience on my blog, complete with an online chart of my progress courtesy of Docs for Facebook.
Why 100 days? I dunno, seems like a nice number. Oh, and I’m ready to start P90x; I’ll take a few days to warm up and prepare myself before starting (and one more visit to my physician). I’ve had several friends who are going through the program with good results. I’ve watched a few of the videos, gone through the book – it’s exactly what I’m looking for: challenging to the point I may cry like a little girl.
I’m excited about doing this, because life is really great and the only thing missing is feeling my physical body is in top shape again. Today was just about weighing in and beginning to make some small changes.
- My weight came in at 222.5, body fat at 32%. Both better than I expected (on a 6ft frame). For years I’d bulked up with muscle, but lately it’s become flabby flab flab. I don’t plan to become a triathlete, but I think I make a better Jaguar than Peterbilt.
- The past few months I’ve occasionally “rewarded” myself with a soda. That’s gonna stop – for over a year I’ve gone without it, and there’s no real reason to go back to syrup water.
- Eating better. Another slippage, and a little harder to give up. I’m sticking with my candy, but laying off the chips and desserts some more.
So…..I’ll probably update a little bit each day, to keep myself motivated and be able to look back on what I accomplish. Wish me well, ok?