Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Time to Get Fit

I think I'm at the least muscular and highest body fat percentage levels I've ever been in my adult life, so I've decided it's time to start cutting back on some things in addition to adding a little exercise to my life.  Not just for myself, but also because my son and wife deserve someone a little healthier than I am right now, I'm not living my life just for myself anymore. 

The only real time I have a problem with eating bad things is during the NFL season (Mikey likey his wingies!), and I have until September to get into a healthier mindset before football time comes around again.  So this morning I woke up about 20 minutes earlier than usual and went for about a mile walk with my pug.  It was great for both of us and I look forward to increasing my activity level every week.  My goal is to get to jogging 2 miles at a time about 3 times per week, which I should be able to get to that point some time next month.  Weight loss is also a goal, I weighed myself this morning and I'm sitting chubby at 244 lbs.  My goal is to break into the 220's, so we'll see how that goes.

With the help of my friends at Google I'm going to try to keep track of how far I walk/run and keep it in some sort of spreadsheet just so I have a better idea of how healthy I'm getting, or how much I'm slacking.  I've downloaded their My Tracks app onto my T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Fender phone from the Android Market and look forward to reviewing my activities on a weekly basis.  Wish me luck!