Since I’ve gotten married my weight has risen to a plateau of 275 pounds. It’s amazing how you don’t notice these things until they creep up on you.
Lately my back has been hurting when I do anything but sit. I’m also sure one of the reasons why I’m tired all the time is primarily due to the extra weight I’m carrying around. I know I don’t have anyone to blame but myself, but the last several months have been exhausting due to our ever growing child.
I believe my “six pack protector” is mainly to blame for my back problems. This time I’m not going to complain, I’m going to do something about it! Last winter we bought a Nintendo Wii and Wii Active, a workout program. While it’s not as effective as a real workout at a gym, I believe it will get me on the right track.
I started working out last night, and from that I can tell you for sure that I’m out of shape. I tried the “easy 30 minute” routine, and my body gave out after half of the workout. I’m still sore this morning.
I plan on giving my body a day of rest between workouts to help facilitate getting back to a healthy weight. I hope this can be an inspiration to my wife as well.
For the last year or so, my oldest daughter has become somewhat of a couch potato (much like her father). I want her and Amelia to know that when you do that there are consequences. Had I kept a normal workout routine, or a more physical lifestyle I wouldn’t be in so much pain.
I hope this shows them that it pays to be active now instead of later.