The new year arrived and hopefuls packed the gyms. This is going to be the year they change their habits, drop the weight and become the person they always knew they could be…blah, blah, blah. I don’t make resolutions, mainly because as a cynic it seems an obvious setup for failure. So, when a fitness competition was announced by BodyBuilding.com, I figured it was worth attempting.
Going to the gym is already something I enjoy, it’s cheap therapy that doesn’t involve talking to an overpaid jerk. In order to make a personal change and compete in this body transformation competition, it’s more about setting some goals and pushing myself.
The goal: Gain 15 pounds of lean muscle. Which doesn’t sound like a lot, but I’m a fairly scrawny guy, so that’s a lot of weight to pack on in just twelve weeks. To achieve my goal it means stepping up my workouts and making a few dietary changes.
Wine: I love wine. In a big glass, in a small glass, really in any container that can then be pressed against my lips. I’ve technically already been bad and had a drink on two occasions, but still far less than usual…which is pretty much each and every day. Did I mention I love wine? We should make shirts or something.
I’ve also added a layer of public accountability. To prove you’re a real person and actually making progress it is required one submit photos on a weekly basis. I’m adding mine here and to Facebook. It’s a way to prove I’m not full of crap. Otherwise, I sound like all the other people bragging about their clean eating.
There’s no bragging here. All I want is sugar and a bottle of wine. Just another ten weeks!