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My wife married an athlete, but now she’s stuck with me

Posted on : 11-01-2010 | By : Adam Piotrowski | In : Fitness

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What is it about hitting 30 that changes so much?

In my 20s it was harder to talk myself into taking a day off from working out than it was to talk myself into going to the gym.  After 30 it’s been the opposite.

The odd thing is, I still love how I feel when I’m on a run, but until I am actually out the door and start running, running is about the last thing I want to do each day. And let’s just say it’s started to show.

Battling for work-out consistency is something I think most of us can relate to. And there are thousands of programs and probably hundreds of thousands of books and websites on ways to follow-through on your fitness goals. I have to admit that I’m at a bit of a loss lately since I haven’t really found it so tough in the past. Maybe I can take a little from Cialdini’s book and add in a little commitment to consistency on record? I haven’t tried that before, so I would say it’s worth a shot here.

And if not for me, than at least I owe it to my wife.   After all, when she agreed to live happily ever after with me I was an athlete and  not too unpleasant to look at with my shirt off.   Now I haven’t been able to wear my favorite jeans in over a year. :(

So here I am on public record saying that in 3 months I will fit into my favorite jeans again.  Photo proof will be provided.

Goal: Fit into favorite jeans
Realistic weight drop needed to achieve goal: 20 lbs.
Start Date: Nov 1st, 2010
Target Date: Feb 1st, 2010

Ok, off for a run.
If you have some tips for what gets you off the couch and into your workout gear let me know!

Comments (2)

I know exactly what you mean. In fact, i tried to put on my favorite jeans this weekend and it just didn’t work at all.

In fact, i wore another pair of jeans this weekend and just crossing my legs caused some serious damage. Here’s the results: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikelewis/5158781344/

Haha. Great pic.
I have more than a few pairs of jeans that have ripped in interesting places of late.