First exercise of the year…

I got out for a walk today, and it was quite enjoyable. It also demonstrated that I am very much out of shape. It took me about 23.5 minutes to walk 1.25 miles. I’m very much looking forward to doing better in that regard, as well as not being somewhat winded by the time I get home.Bonus for today, I found a mostly empty pop can on the road just before I got home. I dumped the rest down the sink and rinsed it out, and now I have a free nickel coming my way whenever we stop by Hy-Vee and I put it through the recycler. Yay! … Keep reading!

The beginning is never pretty…

I thought that it would be appropriate to share a couple of pictures to get things started. Now, weight loss and being muscly is not what I’m necessarily about. Body composition is more of what I’m after. I mean, I’d rather weigh 220 and be all muscle than 170 and mostly fat. With that being said, I caution you to view the following images at your own risk. First, this is what I look like when I’m clothed:  It’s not really that bad of a picture when you think about it. There’s a bit of a paunch showing, but that’s to be expected with the level of inactivity that’s been present in my life coupled with my fondness for sweets and my love of food in general. You can also see that my midsection is kinda cocked to the right. This is likely still some residual effect from my issue … Keep reading!

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A new blog for a new life

Welcome to my new blog, devoted to my pursuit of weight loss and an overall healthier lifestyle. While I haven’t ever been what I would consider obese (even though the medical height/weight charts would put me in that category), I’ve struggled with being heavier than I ought to be and a general level of unfitness. My goal isn’t to be a muscle-bound he-man, nor to have a washboard stomach with six-pack abs. I simply want to be healthy so that I may serve my wife, my future children, and, most of all, God Almighty, to the best of my ability for as long as I am allowed to live on this earth.There are two main aspects to my unhealthy life up to this point:1) overeating, particularly of things like candy and pop2) inactivityThe past few months have been a struggle for me. On November 21st, 2011, I started the P90X … Keep reading!