I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. Recently, I have be pondering the condition of my health. Getting back to the gym is a must. This afternoon, I decided to look up some info about getting into shape. It seems there's plenty of plans out there for folks looking to lose weight, which is wonderful for them! I found it more difficult to find workout strategies for someone like me, who's looking to actually gain weight - with the exception of those workouts meant for Bodybuilders. However, freakishly large arms isn't my goal. So what are my goals?
These are the areas I would like to improve:
- Mental alertness.
Naturally, I looked up the corresponding website and found information on the annual Challenge they offer people to participate in. The Challenge is a 12-week workout regimen that includes strength training, cardio training, and nutrition training. So I took it. I downloaded the information packet and record keeping forms, snapped a couple 'before' photos, and now I'm challenging YOU. I'm gonna need a LOT of hassling from my loving friends in order to make it through. I will need the most help with eating right and getting myself to the gym. I'm asking you, not to join me (though I'd love it if you did!), but to encourage me and push me. Call me and ask me how I'm doing, send me uplifting text messages or emails, send me goofy photos of bodybuilders with my head pasted on! Share healthy recipes that even I could make. Anything that you think will help motivate me. So there it is. Will you take my challenge?
Those of you who know me best, know that I'm a dreamer and can be totally psyched about something one day and then two days later I couldn't care less about it. Please help me stick to this! I actually don't WANT to post this entry because I know I will then be accountable. How many times have I stated my action plan for something and then failed to follow through? Way more than I'd like to admit.
As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.