The Big Start.
I think there will come a time for everyone when they hit a point in their life of a self disappointment. For me that day came and went a while back. In 2002 I weighed 190 lbs. Here it is 2010 and I have gained 80 lbs. I often wonder how I went from a lean cut Marine Corps firefighter who could run 3 miles to the slow, obese man who quickly is out of breath after chasing my daughters around the house for a few seconds.
It would be very easy to look back and blame events in my life for my out of control ways. A divorce. The 27 months of pregnancy I have participated in. Having to move around a lot. Depression. The simple truth of it all is while the may have played a significant role in my life, I always had the ability to combat them. I just did not take care of my self.
Today I told my self I had to change something. I had to do it soon or nothing would ever happen. So on our family trip to the library I decided to grab a few books on self image and health. I wish I had done this 8 years ago. It would have made a world of difference. Just the first few chapters I have read are making me realize I have been doing things all wrong. Even when I thought I was doing them right.
To make a long story short. This is where my change starts. I will be writing down everything I eat and what kind of work out I do on a daily basis. My ultimate goal is to lose 52 lbs in 52 weeks. That is 1 lbs a week for one year. Something I think is absolutely achievable.
I hope you will join me and should you be trying to lose weight and be more fit feel free to give tips and post ideas.