Losing weight for a new years resolution has to be one of the most overused and abused new years resolutions. I, however, will hop
on the bandwagon this year. Two years ago I had the same feeling I have right now: I need to get in shape. It’s funny though, I am actually more active now than I was then. At that time I had to join a gym, and I had absolutely no motivation to stay active. I was playing hockey every Friday night, but other than that, I was doing nothing. The resolution really didn’t take effect until I reached summer. As a teacher, I was able to go to the gym every single day, and I had less stress which caused me to feel the need to eat less. Then we went to Africa where I got a little sick, and sick of eating goat, so I managed to lose even more weight. In the end, I managed to lose 20 lbs over one summer. I felt great, I looked great, and I loved the compliments I got from others about how good I looked. I think it’s about time for that again. However, I want to do it more before going out on spring break with a bunch of friends. I guess it’s time to create some kind of plan.
My biggest issues right now are a love for snacking and a love for great high calorie beer. When you combine those two things there seems to be a deadly fattening combination. I feel a certain responsibility to keep consuming different beers for this blog; however, I need to start limiting it to one beer every few days. I feel like I can cut out the snacking with little difficulty. I did it once, and with the proper frame of mind, I can do it again. So really, I need to start watching just how many of these little amazing beers I consume. It probably wouldn’t be a big deal if I had an addiction to Miller 64 or Michelob ultra, but thankfully I can say I’ve never consumed a single one of those beers.
Thanks to really indulging right before the new years I have even more weight to lose, but thanks to two days of eating right and exercising, I have managed to already shed 3 lbs or so. Now it’s time to keep it up past a few days. With that being said, you probably won’t notice a whole big difference in the beers I drink. I will just be exercising a lot more, and I will be snacking less. I’m hoping to be down 10 – 15 lbs in time for spring break. Time will tell.