Promises to mysef I intend to keep

I am a huge fan of being reliable. If I say I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it. The problem is I often have to say it out loud and do the things for other people. I keep putting the things I need off to the side while I do things for others. It’s time to man up and change that for my health — the most important thing I have. So, I have made myself a promise that I intend to keep, but to do so I need your help.

I need you to cheer me on and pester me relentlessly if I fall behind for any reason other than sickness.

Here’s what I plan (and promise) to do:

  1. Every day I’m going to put a Tweet up with my “exercise streak”. For a while I’ll reference back to this post for people that actually care to know what’s going on to follow and see what’s up so they can cheer me on too.
  2. Every Friday put up a “Fitness Friday” post here in my personal blog sharing my goals, progress, pitfalls, and work-arounds (if I can find any, that is). I’ll also share cool finds, review of equipment I’ve tried, and collect good cheer and motivation.
  3. Be open to suggestion. As you know, I’m not on social media much — I just don’t have time for it. However, I’d like to hear you’re guys thoughts, expertise, suggestions, wacky ideas, motivation, and more. Call me out on social media so I get an email demanding my attention, comment in the blog, or send me an email. This will actually be key in my success because I get demotivated when I get bored.
  4. I’m also going to make a Google Calendar of my planned exercise routine for up to two weeks in advance so all of you can offer advice, offer challenges, and offer support. I’m seriously opening up my life here because normally I do everything analogue (easier for me to keep track of), but analogue isn’t working in this realm. So, digital and sharing it is.
  5. Share recipes in the blog as well. These can be challenges of my favourite food that really could use a healthy makeover or great healthy recipes I’ve found and love. I love good food, and starvation is something I could never do. However, I have to make a concession with the  Man of the House (MotH) who has very different dietary needs than I do.
    1. He’s a welder so his job is highly active. He needs a lot more calories than I do, and the only time he can sit down and enjoy them is after he gets out of work. So, I can also look for ways to make his food more filling and nutritious during the day as well. However, dinner is key for us as it’s a shared meal that fills him up. I just happen to eat a smaller portion size of the same thing to cut down on the amount of dishes and the time it takes to make it. 😉

You’ll be able to find the more blog posts here under Health and Fitness.

I really can’t think of anything else I can do to make this a success. If you have any suggestions, feel free to comment. I’ll take all the help I can get in really committing to getting healthy this year — starting now.