Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Saturday Focus: Health, Fitness, Nutrition, and Cooking. Join in.

I forget the exact number, but the majority of Americans are obese. If you spend the majority of your day at a computer, you too may be obese. For me, I have a genetic predisposition towards weight gain. On my father's side, he struggled with weight his whole life. On my mother's side, I am similar to my uncles in stature.

Fortunately, we have relatively few health problems on both sides. However, we do struggle with weight issues and many of my friends have health issues. So I am going to use Saturday on the weekend to address health, nutrition, cooking, and fitness issues primarily. I am geeky enough that some politics may slip in too, but I am going to try to make Saturday more relaxing and less stressful.

In doing so, I am going to bring all of you with me on my quest to lose weight and get fit. I am fairly solid in terms of muscles, but have this tire around my waist, and some extra weight over the muscles. I just weighed myself on the Wii Fit at 257 lbs for 6'0" tall. Given my build, contrary to the books that put me at 165, I am probably best around 190 to 200 lbs. That will be my goal to achieve by the key summer months of July and August.

So join me, add your comments, your thoughts, your ideas, and heck, even add your own tracking and we can lose weight together. Over the next year, I will try to add everything from exercise programs, reviews of things like the Wii Fit, and other exercise materials I use. I will also discuss diets, health care (not in terms of reform but rather in terms of things we can do to be healthier), and cooking including some of my famous recipes.

Keep in mind, I am ABSOLUTELY NOT a nutritionist or doctor or fitness expert. Please double check all my claims, I will try to cite them as I find them. I am just another person, like you, trying to make myself healthier. In this case, because my wife wants to keep me around for a little while longer.

1 comment:

HiramP said...

Go for it Tony! Weight loss is also my resolution for the new year.

One word of advice, don't do what I do and get caught up in all the gizmos and programs. I was spending so much time reading all the exercise books that I hardly had time to actually exercise!

My point is to just get started -- and once you have, keep going!

Best of luck.