Monday, July 4, 2016

The Accountability Application

So. 2010. Has it really been 6 years since I last ran a race? Or been worried about physical fitness?

A lot of things have changed since then. New job. New position. Lots of hours at work. Also 50 pounds. Marginally high blood pressure. And excuses. All the excuses in the world. Leave for work early. Get home from work late. Stress. Pressure. And lack of accountability.

The reality is I'm not getting younger. Or better. I'm just getting more old man. And fatter.

I've set some decent goals (That Was a Good Vacation). The problem is accountability. Excuses. Always someone or something else that got in the way.

I'm finally tired enough about this that I'm going to do something about it. Two weeks ago I resurrected by MyFitnessPal account. Started logging calories. Down 4 pounds.

Next, I need to get on a regular exercise regimen. Right now it will be walking 4 times a week. Sometimes 2 miles. Sometimes 4. Sometimes around the neighborhood. Sometimes in the hills.

And I'll be posting here every week for accountability. This blog won't be a training blog for a while (if ever).  I just don't realistically have the time to train for any races. But, I do need accountability. Accountability to dropping 50 pounds and getting my RHR back down to 60 bpm.

Accountability. That's the only way to get things done.

1 comment:

  1. I started training, and ran a little 2 miler today. I've got your blog in my feed reader, so consider me your accountability friend :)