I am a typical person when it comes to the new years. I will make a resolution and not keep it.
I had the motivation. Last year my doctor told me that I needed to get my cholesterol in check. Well that didn’t happen, at least that I am aware of, we will see in my next doctors appointment.
As the ball dropped in New York my body was weak. I don’t mean the kind of weak that I am unable to lift heavy objects. The kind of weak where every bone, muscle, and joint aches. Just getting up out of my chair and going to get a cup of coffee hurts.
This could be a multitude of things. Over the last two weeks I was finally able to relax and decompress from work, it was glorious, I did NOTHING.
When it was time to go back to work I slipped my pants on and tried to button them. They were unusually tight and it hit me, I’m physically tired because I haven’t been exercising and eating CRAP!
Last year at this time I was involved with a group of dads in what we called #dadfit. It was our resolution to be more healthy in the year 2012. We had a blog and Facebook page to help keep us motivated. I believe that I was even one of the suckers who posted a shirtless picture of me on the blog as my “before” picture.
My “after” picture would look the same. Over the first couple of months of year last year I trained for a 5K that I never ran and I started to eat healthier. I dropped 10 pounds and leaned up. For whatever reason I stopped and now I am back to square one.
I was not getting healthier for just myself. It was for my family. I wanted to be around for the long haul for them. I still do believe that. Here I am in my upper twenties, having a hard time getting out bed because of aches and pains, struggling to get coffee a much-needed substance as a parent, and with no energy to play with my son.
I should not have to be dealing with these issues at my age. So here I go doing what every red-blooded American or maybe anyone in the world does making a resolution that in about 3 to 4 months I will not be keeping.
I resolve in the year 2013 to get healthier.
I left that very broad. There is a reason behind that. I do not want to be too specific. I do not want to say I will lose 20 pounds or I will run a marathon because those are goals that might not be achievable. But what I can control is living healthier, being more active and eating better. With that the 20 pounds may come off or eventually a marathon if I ever feel up to it. It will also show my son that living a healthy lifestyle should be a priority in one’s life.
I do not know how I will keep this resolution. I am considering getting “healthy” a process. I will figure it out as I go. This is where the Round Table community comes in. I am asking you for suggestions and tips on ways to be more healthy in the year 2013.