New Year’s Resolutions

In case you missed it, I’m a rather private person. I do not talk much about Me. I’m rather private out in the Real Worldâ„¢, as well, unless I really know someone. Even then, I tend to deflect more to the person or people I’m talking to.

Anyhow, for a first, I’ll give you my New Year’s resolutions, partly to put them out there in order to stimulate me following through.

My first is to lose weight. Over the past 2 years, since July 2012, I have been going to the gym 3-5 times a week, typically for 45-60 minutes each time. This was after years of not getting much exercise, and having a job that was relatively sedentary. I was usually standing most of the day, but not moving all that much in the stores. I didn’t do much at home, beyond some golf now and then. The dealbreaker was when pants with a 38 waist started feeling a bit tight, and walking by the windows at work, of which we have a lot. I did not like the view.

So, I have been working on losing weight over the past 6 months. I’ve gone from 205 to 187. I wanted to be at 180 by the end of the year, alas, holiday season.

So my resolution is to get into a 34 waist or less. I’m able to get into a 36 now. I’d like to get down to 150-160 by the end of June. I’ve always had big hips from swimming and soccer, so a 34 would be about right.

My other resolution is not as important, namely, playing more golf. Which is more about being outside (though I am outside a lot at work). It’s not bad that I rarely play (played maybe 6 times the whole year), I’m usually going to the gym instead. But, hey, I live at a golf course.

BTW, last years was to seriously cut back on smoking. I have done that, mostly by switching to e-cigs. Down to a half pack or less daily. I ordered a better e-cig, I’ve been using Blu. The new one is more for “vaping”. Some of the flavors make it easy to not grab a real cigarette.

What are your resolutions?

PS: since someone DM’d me, I have replaced lots of fat with muscle. I’m lifting generally at least double what I had been able to lift when I first started. I also feel really bad when I don’t go to the gym.

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8 Responses to “New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. proof says:

    I am resolved not to waste as much time on the Inter

  2. How can anything on the interwebz be a waste? It’s all relevant and life saving information. And porn and kittens.

  3. proof says:

    I said “waste”. No one said anything about “porn and kitte

  4. SoCal Pir8 says:

    I don’t make NYRs. But you have named two goals I have for this year.I have always been an active guy. I played at alot of sports growing up. Probably why I was a Hlth and Physical Education guy at ECU. Used to run alot doing many 10Ks. Always wanted to do the 26.2 thing but never made it. I let too many things get in the way last year from the gym and playing golf. I guess what I’m saying is I have made a NYR for this year, to make this the year of ME. I will still have the demands on my time by my family (wife and grown daughter) BUT they will be prioritized behind ME. They will get a lot from me when I’m healthy and happy.

    Best to you for 2014.

  5. SoCal Pir8 says:

    I don’t make NYRs. But you have named two goals I have for this year.I have always been an active guy. I played at alot of sports growing up. Probably why I was a Hlth and Physical Education guy at ECU. Used to run alot doing many 10Ks. Always wanted to do the 26.2 thing but never made it. I let too many things get in the way last year from the gym and playing golf. I guess what I’m saying is I have made a NYR for this year, to make this the year of ME. I will still have the demands on my time by my family (wife and grown daughter) BUT they will be prioritized behind ME. They will get a lot from me when I’m healthy and happy.

    Best to you for 2014.

  6. Dana says:

    You can’t talk about your weight without telling us how tall you are!

  7. Go for it, SoCal Pir8. I know I feel a lot better being in better shape.

    I’m 5’8″.

  8. SoCal Pir8 says:

    6′ even for me, 220-226. Problem is the layer of fat over the abs. No added weight anywhere else. I have changed my eating over the past 2 months in how much and how often. Kinda tough with provided meals, soups, salads, drinks, etc while at work and enough breaks over 8 hours to to abuse. I think putting my ME program in action will drop the lbs.

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