New Year’s Resolutions — Fitness

Well, it’s that time of year again, to think about how to make the next year even better. I’m going to post a few resolutions so that they are in a public place. I hope that will motivate me to keep to my commitments.

For the fitness aspect, I realise that I have to get into better shape. I’m not in a bad way — I’m 5’10” and 180 pounds. That puts my body mass index at 25.8, which is listed as “overweight.” However, I’m in the 49th percentile, so there are heavier dudes out there.

I figure about 165 lbs is the right weight. I’m looking to improve my speed and strength for outdoor soccer next season, when my team moves up a division.

For the first time, I’m thinking that I have to attack this from both the food and exercise angle. I used to just eat (and drink) whatever I wanted. That’s got to stop. I need to deal with the following:

  • Snacking on chocolate,
  • Drinking cola,
  • Drinking alcohol. I do love the beer and the scotch.

For the fitness, I think I have to do the following:

  • One long run — I once managed to run a marathon, so I should be able to get back into this. The Wife gave me a heart monitor, so this should be more efficient.
  • My indoor soccer game — this is great for anaerobic and core strength.
  • One workout. Not sure if this should be in a gym or if I can do some outdoor circuit training.

The final thing is to get a way to track what I’m doing. I’m a big fan of Get Rich Slowly, which is a “get financially fit” website. They’ve launched Get Fit Slowly, so that the writers can track their fitness. They recommend www.fitday.com to track their progress, but I may go with The Daily Plate.

I need to keep posting to keep on track.

New Year’s Resolutions — Fitness