A Starter for 10…

Today, as they say, is the first day of the rest of my life.

Today I have my induction for the Gym and I begin to do the “Stuff” which this blog is intended to chronicle. Now it may be a very short chronicle, however, I fully intend for this to be the start of a fitter and frankly happier me and would ask anyone that reads this to give the occasional word of encouragement.

To achieve my aim of a fitter and happier me I have chosen to undertake a personal 100 day challenge which should everything go to plan will mean that by day 100 I can Run 5k or so without feeling like my heart is going to explode, my legs are going to fall off and my lungs want to move out and find a new home. I will be following the Couch to 5K program. As an addition to this I will also be attending the Gym at least three times a week so that I can have a physique that I can be proud of. Who knows I may initially mix the two and do my couch to 5k training at the Gym as it is after all winter and I don’t want to push it too much.

Now you may be asking why I would choose to do this and rest assured it is not a New Year’s Resolution as I never intend to keep them anyway. The reason I have chosen to do this now is simple. Around a week ago as I got out of bed I happened to see a chubby middle aged half naked man in my bedroom. Naturally the adrenaline started to pump as I let forth the Manliest yelp of shock you have ever heard. Now I’m sure you know what the ending of this little tale is. Yeap it took me a second or two to realize that that was in fact me and I was looking in the bedroom mirror.

So if you are reading this I ask that you occasionally stop by and keep me company on this journey to a fitter me. I must give you fair warning though. This blog will not be just words and you too will shortly be able to witness the white pasty horror that is me.

On a final note. Just in case anyone who doesn’t actually know me personally happens by I would be grateful if you don’t use my name in any comments you leave. I am now The Bloke. The Bloke that does stuff.

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