Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Project Stimey

First of all, Happy New Year! Let’s pretend that I took this Times Square photo on New Year’s Eve, instead of on December 30.

The ball wasn’t even up there yet.
But seriously, can you imagine me in Times Square on New Year’s Eve? I think we can all agree that it is best that I stayed away.

Now that we have that over with, let’s move on to New Year’s Day and the topic of resolutions.
I alternate between being the person who is all, “Resolutions are stupid,” and being the person who makes 15 resolutions and then doesn’t achieve any of them. Maybe that’s why I think they’re stupid.

This year I am firmly in the resolutions camp. But I am making it simple. My goal this year is to improve my overall physical health. By the end of 2013, I want to weigh less, I want to be fitter, I want to be a water drinker instead of a soda drinker, and I want to be altogether more awesome.

How hard could that be?

I feel like I have a good start, because I’m already running, which is great, but I have to work on my diet and sleep schedule as well.

Helping me in this is that I have committed to running Reach the Beach Relay in September. It is a 12-person, 200-mile relay race in New Hampshire. I figure that training for that will move me a long way toward my goals. My team (Team Mid-life Crisis, or Team MLC for short) doesn’t have all its members yet. If you are interested in joining us, let me know. You should be someone I know if you are interested, because although I’m okay with being flaked on/murdered in the pace vehicle, my real-life friends who I’m running with probably aren’t. But I’m serious. Let me know if you’re interested.

It’s hard to commit to something like weight loss publicly, because if you fail, then you’re kind of a double loser. But I’m determined to do it. I am looking at this a little bit less as a resolution and more of a project. Project Stimey. Yeah. Let’s call it that. ‘Cause I’m egocentric and all. That’ll be for next year. Making my head smaller.

Next January I’ll post my after picture. Today I’m going to post my before picture. It was surprisingly hard to find a full-body photograph of me, so I’m going to have to give you this one from the end of October at my zombie race. It is a pretty good representation of me today though, plus maybe a few pie-related holiday pounds.

I hope to be fitter in my after picture. Also cleaner.

Stimey, (Before) Before
Wish me not luck, but determination.

What is your resolution this year?

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