2019 is here, and along with it, a new resolve to get back to basics and to reduce portion sizes, increase the frequency of my runs/exercise, and to reduce the number of times each week I eat dinner at a restaurant.
I’m pretty healthy. Heck, I went to the doctor on Monday, and he said as much. But, I gained a lot of weight in Ireland and Scotland that I’ve had a hard time getting rid of coupled with a lack of real motivation or determination. Sprinkle in some weekend trips with good food and lots of drink, and the result is a waist that is about 2″ larger and a weight that is around 20 lbs more than I’d like.
SO, as I said: back to basics. I know it works. I know it can be done, and in the end, it’s really not all that difficult for me to do. I just need to care. I guess that’s really at the core of all this health and fitness stuff: you need to CARE about yourself enough to let all the other temptations and indulgences go past you. I haven’t done enough of that in the past 10 months or so, and now, that has come to an end.
Lots of people make New Year’s resolutions. I don’t do that, but I have used the end of the holiday season to strengthen my resolve, rededicate and motivate myself to accomplish the aforementioned items. I will not allow myself to fail, falter, or to be lax.