Having never posted to a blog, and having no significant accomplishments to report at this point, I'm a bit at a loss as to what to write about. I decided to go ahead and post a few thoughts, however, as maybe they'll help provide a more complete view of my fitness journey later on down the road when I have made significant accomplishments.
Growing up, I was a very overweight kid. The highest I recall ever weighing was 225 pounds - however, I can't even remember how old I was. I was in middle school or high school. I started smoking cigarettes and lost about 50 pounds. In college, I joined a gym and worked out very frequently (yes, while still smoking) and lost another 35 pounds. After college, I joined the Navy. While in training, I had numerous fractures in my feet and ankles. Ever since then, my feet, ankles and knees hurt when I do any exercise with impact. I don't know if it's because of the old injuries or because my muscles aren't as strong and don't provide the support I need at this point.
I quit smoking in May 2012 and my weight has been creeping up on me. My commute to work takes about an hour each way. I work long hours and often take more work home with me. I've felt that I don't have enough time or energy to commit to working out.
But I watch tv. :( I was never one to watch tv. In fact, I never subscribed to cable myself. My current roommate does have cable and we watch a lot of shows together. It's great to help get out of my head for a while. But I've finally realized how much time I waste just sitting on a couch not accomplishing a thing.
I've made A LOT of resolutions this year. I think many people would say that I'm setting myself up to fail because it's too much all at once. But all of my goals are interlocking (e.g., less tv, more exercise, less eating out, more sleep); I must give up some things to make time for others. In the end, I'd much rather go for a run than watch tv.
I've got SP, a gym membership, and a rower in the mail. There's absolutely no reason I shouldn't be able to do this, right?