Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fresh Start

I've never been a resolution-maker at the beginning of the new year but this year some things have to change. Plus the nice thing about a blog is that if I put something out there for y'all to read, I might have a sense of being held accountable to someone other than myself and actually - you know - FOLLOW THRU. So here's my list of things I WILL change this year.

Get healthy. I walked up two flights of stairs at school yesterday and was sucking wind at the top - unacceptable! I'm no spring chicken but 35 is too fucking young to be so badly out of shape. So as a first step I'm going back to being a tree-hugging, dirt-worshipping vegetarian. I saw my doctor for a check up last month, my first in three years. Un-acceptable! Regular check ups and dental visits are also a part of my get healthy campaign.

Another thing I need to change - one that might possibly kill me - is to cut back on my special "medicine". (It's red wine. I love me some red wine.) I've fallen into the habit of having two or three glasses of wine most every evening as I wind down and while I'm not the heaviest drinker in the world, I know that it is not healthy and God KNOWS I don't need the extra calories. So drinking will be reserved for special occasions like trips to Las Vegas and graduating with my bachelor's degree. (I reserve the right to add other celebratory occasions to this list in the future during which drinking will be totally acceptable.)

Lastly I just need to move. I let our membership to the YMCA lapse because we never fucking went. We were the dumb assholes who paid through the nose for a membership to a place we never set foot in. I'm not going to re-join but I am going to walk the dog around the neighborhood a few times a week, park in the hinterlands of parking lots and just generally get off my ass more often. The stairs at school are going to be my friends and I will not take the elevator any more.

I will keep y'all posted on how I'm doing - hopefully a welcome benefit will be some weight loss but I am looking at this as a healthy life change rather than just a diet. Cause diet is just DIE with a tee.


MOM #1 said...

**Jumping up and down and waving my hand**

Me too!

Jason, as himself said...

I wish you the best with your goals!

I have one or two glasses of wine each night. I have done this for years. Rarely do I have more than two. I don't drink any other types of alcohol except an occasional beer.
Should I be worried?

Shelly... said...

I'm right there with you on the whole exercise thing! Something's gotta change!
Jason, I wouldn't be worried. Wine in small doses like you are doing has been shown to be beneficial. Plus men can consume more than women. Now if you ever get together with Katy and I for some margarita drinking then maybe you will have to worry! :~)