To those of you that were hoping that I was going to announce an upcoming divorce & marriage to a man I'm sorry to disappoint, but that isn't my secret. I'm very happy with the lovely Amy and I'm still 98% heterosexual (2% reaction to Matthew McConaughey)! My secret is that I'm in the worst shape of my life. I'm talking about physically. Yes I started the year off great, but about 1 month ago it all went to hell in a hand basket. I don't even know what that phrase really means, but it sounds appropriate for how I feel.
The reason for this brief post is to let you know that being out of shape physically can cause you A LOT of problems. Now I know that sounds like a no brainer, but I want you to understand, especially you youngins, that if you have your weight within a somewhat normal range...keep it that way! I haven't gained a ton but in the last 3 years I have put on about 20 pounds and I am amazed at how horrible my body feels in the evenings and in the morning. Thus it makes it tougher to move around the way that I should be able to move. Part of the problem has been that I took on a part-time job about a month ago and it involves a lot of lifting and standing on my feet. And because I haven't kept my weight in check and because I have done very little resistance training...I am paying a dear price.
My wife has agreed to help me fight this battle and to get my life back in order, but I welcome your prayers. I am going to implement some of the Body for Life principles along with Weight Watchers. I started eating healthier as of this morning and I'll hit the weights and cardio around noon. And that is my last point, if you haven't started resistence training (lifting weights & calisthenics) then start today. If you have started then don't stop! I'm having difficulties performing daily activities that should quite honestly be a "piece of cake" for me. And it has A LOT to do with my lack of renitence training in the last several years and the extra 20 pounds. I'm learning these lessons the hard way...when you hit your forties you need to have your muscles toned so that it doesn't hit back. There is no reason to feel beat down in your forties...it is the new thirties.