Welcome to 2019!
Anyone else have a New Years Resolution that involves fitness?
For anyone that doesn't know me personally, about 4 years ago I lost nearly 60kg (almost 140 pounds) and rekindled a long dormant love of fitness- even parlaying that into a day job (for a while at least) in the fitness industry. After a personally rough 2017 and 2018, I gained back a bit of the weight I had lost (including the 5kg I gained over the Festive Season). I call it the "Festive Five"! and have recently found the motivation and will power to get back on to the road to fitness.
Believe me, this won't become a "Look at me in the gym!" or a "Workout of the day" blog. Ever. There are a myriad of Insta famous fitness personalities you can find if you want that sort of thing. I'm not ripped, I don't even own a stringlet (those tiny tank tops with the LONG armpit holes guys wear to the gym), nor will anyone ever confuse me with a fitness model... And that's okay. That's most of us. What I am is a "normal" guy, who has a fairly mundane day job and has photography business that takes up a multitude of weekends a lot of the year. Being "Busy" isn't an excuse to not take care of yourself. I don't workout to get ripped or to become one of the aforementioned fitness stars on Instagram - I do it because I feel better when I'm going to gym or running outdoors. It's just that simple.
I feel better about myself, I like the routine of knowing that 4 days a week at 7:30am I hit the gym, and probably the most important reason is It's good for my mental health, by giving myself a healthy outlet for stress and anxiety (among other things) has really helped me get on top of my emotions.
All that being said, "losing weight" Isn't even a goal of mine. It's nice to lose some weight, but feeling strong, good and fast are more important.
My fitness goals for the next 2 months are:
- 4 hard exercise sessions per week, at least one being outdoors (probably running, since I love to run!)
- keep on top of my diet and be aware of what I put into my body (for the last 6 months I have been on a Ketogenic diet - more to come in next week's post).
-finish the Point 2 Pinnacle (For you non-Hobartians: It's a Half Marathon literally up the side of a mountain. Dubbed "The worlds toughest half marathon")
We'll see how it goes from there! What are your fitness resolutions?
Until next time,