My wife is in crazy good shape. She works her ass off at the gym and eats waaaaaay more healthy than I do. She gets more sleep than I do too.
I like shooting hoops at the gym and don’t mind treadmill and bike. I don’t do much with weights or get into squats, chin-ups, etc, etc. I know I should, in addition to eating better.
I say that I “want” to be fit, and of course who doesn’t, but I don’t know if I’m really motivated enough to get there. I’ve seen how much work my wife had to put into it, and her body is pretty naturally inclined to build muscle. She has a 6-pack…something that I just don’t know if I’ll ever have in my whole damn life.
Last year I’d lost 18 pounds doing the keto diet for about 40 days or so. It was awesome! For a while I mostly kept it off, and then fairly recently I packed on the pounds again. It’s too late for THIS summer, but I sure would like to be able to take my shirt off and feel even remotely like I’ve got a masculine upper body.
Not so much. While my wife seems to swing towards the muscular side, I feel like I’ve got some extra estrogen or something kicking around in my body that makes it easy to get the love handles and “moobs”.
In about 2 weeks we’ll be spending a couple of days in Mexico, where food and drink will no doubt be in abundance. I’d like to think that when I get back I can kick my ass into shape in July/August but I don’t know if I have it in me.
If I had to give odds, there’s probably something like a 25-30% chance that I’ll end up doing anything that produces results. It sucks, but I know me.
Unless I finally stop making excuses and just friggin' do it. I’m almost 40 years old (well, next March). It sure would be nice to roll into my 40s in the best physical condition that I’ve ever been in.
We’re trying to get our finances and eating in check. Can I really do the fitness/exercise thing at the same time as all of that? We’ll see, I guess.