I'M FEELING THE RESULT of letting myself grow into a morbidly obese man. I feel it in my upper arms and abdomen right after completing a set of exercises that never would have challenged me four decades ago.
I'm following the guidance of two sports management students on the campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology as they lead me through 30 minutes in the gym twice a week. I really need to add another four sessions to this routine and accomplish the same repetitions on my own at home.
I started sharing snaps of my programme by scraping screens and documenting food intake because I think I'm living with the wrong kind of influence between our fridge and our oven. I need to focus on fruit and veg more than bread and biscuits because those sweet things are landing on my waist.
After today's session, at 11 on the 11th of the 11th, I recorded 11 things that I plan to rewind and play again. I need to follow my own advice and keep focused on things that matter. Getting back to race weight matters. Finishing a 10k run with my 8yo daughter matters. Living for another 20 years matters. Unless I get focus, I won't hit any of those three important targets.
I plan to share a few audio logs of my fitness journey and to share some images that I hope my fitness coaches will dissect every time we meet. I'm grateful to Evan and Paul for leading the way. I have to focus on little routines that I know will carry me through the finish line.
[Bernie Goldbach used to run marathons in four hours or less. Doing that again is a worthwhile end point.]