The Long Road Home

Today is Monday, and as a result it’s when my exercise regime begins for 2016. I don’t care that it’s not New Year, I don’t need a resolution or a motivational cat poster. This is about finally getting my body back into my own hands, before I hit 50 in October. This is not the time for pissing about, people. We are going to be fitter, healthier and happier than we have ever been for longer.

Yes, there will still be cake, but not for the first four weeks of the year, because January has always been an abstinence month for me. I’m not making any big changes in my life here, this isn’t a huge wrench or a massive long term plan. That’s been going on for over a year. This is me pushing myself because I want to, and I’m now fit enough so I can.

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Right now, I’m not doing any upper body work at all other than press ups, which I will fix, along with putting more cardio work into my equation. Part of my aim is to improve my lung capacity (I’m asthmatic) so that I will be less reliant on drugs in the long term. I also need to work on my stomach, which has never really had enough attention after two kids lived inside me. But that’s already too much information you don’t need. I want to post my workouts and commentary for myself on how easy/hard things have been, as a motivator not simply for writing but progression too.

Mostly, you can come and watch me get even healthier than I already am.