Health and Happiness

I set a number of goals for myself this year, and like many people, one of mine is to lose a substantial amount of body fat. This isn’t the first time I’ve made this resolution but I’m hoping it’s the last time. To that end, I’m making this commitment openly in the hope that my friends and family will help to hold me accountable for the goals that I’ve set.

I’ve had enough of not feeling good in my own body. I’ve had enough of eating unhealthy meals, enjoying them, and then beating myself up about them later when I step on the scale. I’ve had enough of being embarrassed about just simply being somewhere taking up so much space. I’ve had enough of not having the physical stamina to pursue the things that I enjoy doing. I’ve had enough of being unhappy with the state of my physical health.

Enough is enough. It’s time for me to stop doing the same dumb, unsuccessful shit year after year and get serious about getting healthy.

My fitness goals for the year are:

  • reduce my body fat percentage to the point where I have visible muscle definition in my arms and torso (this should be at least 50 lbs of weight loss – probably more)
  • change my dietary habits so that I’m not constantly self-sabotaging the first goal
  • start and improve on an exercise regimen that I enjoy

Each of these goals individually will be huge lifestyle changes for me, and together, they seem like a monumental task to complete this year. To make sure that I’m making effective changes in my life, I’ve started to work with an expert in the field. I’m happy to report that I’m now a client of Philip Goglia, and I’m eagerly looking forward to the results of his program. He already has an amazing track record with athletes and celebrities, and I’m so thankful for the opportunity to work with him.

Even though I have Dr. Goglia in my corner, I still need help accomplishing my goals. If you, dear reader, are willing to help me accomplish my goals, there’s an incredibly simple way to do it: periodically ask me how things are going with my fitness goals. It’s a small thing, but it’s so helpful to know that there’s someone paying attention and rooting for me, as well as have the opportunity to talk through challenges that I’ve encountered. Making drastic changes is difficult, and having the support of my friends and family would mean a lot to me. Thank you in advance for your support!

I’ve just started working with Dr. Goglia, so this is still in the very early stages. I’m planning to write some follow-up posts about my progress with the first one being published by the end of April.