Due to a sedentary lifestyle, let's say it has been a while since I have considered myself "in shape". I know, round is a shape and that is the shape I am in! Recently, I have decided to get into better physical shape and here is my reason. I'm 40 years old and I just started my family. My daughter turned 1 in January and I turn 41 in June and I know if I don't do something, the likelyhood of seeing my daughter growup is pretty small. I'm 40 pounds over weight and a cholesteral level just short of butter. Fat dumb and happy doesn't begin to cover it, though after a while, the happy isn't as happy as it used to be.
So, I join a gym and start watching what I eat. More oatmeal and cereal, less bacon and sausage. Fish and chicken instead of beef. I stay away from eggs entirely and I watch the portions I eat. I get up a 4:30 AM and go to the gym to work out an hour before I go to work. When I started, I couldn't do more than 3 push ups or walk more than 10 minutes without seeing black spots in front of my eyes.
One month later, I can do 20 push ups (it almost kills me, but I can do it!) and I can walk at 4 MPH on a 5% incline for 30 minutes! I've went from 225 to 218 lbs and my clothes fit better and I am feeling my self esteem return.
I WILL be in shape soon, but I have a realistic outlook. It took me 20 years to get out of shape this bad, so it will take some time to get back in top form. And I also know my top form at 41 will not be the same as my top form at 20, but I hope to get close.
And playing disc golf is part of my routine! Running on a treadmill is fine, but I love being outdoors in the fresh air to play a round. You have got to remember to have fun along the way.
My little Shelby, daddy does this for you. I lost my father at a young age and I don't want you to go through that. I plan to be around to see you graduate, get a job, and raise a family. Just don't wait as long as your old man did, I wan't to have some time with my grandchildren too.