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I know a lot of you may not be all that interested, but I wanted to start logging my dietary changes and workouts on here for a little accountability. Backstory: I was fairly athletic throughout all of my teenage years. I got hooked on BMX at an early age and stuck with it (in some shape or form) until my mid 20's. I hit the course about once a week with my dad, played soccer, and took a strength and conditioning class during my Freshman and Sophomore years of high school. Fitness was never really an issue until I moved to a small town in the middle of Kansas to be closer to my wife while we were dating. I didn't know anyone other than my wife and her family and that's pretty much where I spent my time - hanging out with them. I barely rode my bike anymore, no more soccer or any kind of competitive sport. I rarely even played golf during that time. I basically worked and went home and that was it. I'd see a brief resurgence of my former self during my mid-to-late 20's. After tipping the scales at roughly 240lbs, I educated myself on fitness and nutrition and made the necessary changes to get back down to 185lbs (give or take). That lasted for about a year - maybe a little longer before settling in around 200lbs. Now, here I am about to turn 32 in April and I've once again hit that 240 mark. I can't swing the club like I used to, sleep quality has taken a nosedive, and even something as simple as tying my shoes can be a struggle at times. Well that's all about to change. Now: For well over a year I've been setting goals to lose weight about every other month without netting any results because I'm really good at making up excuses. What makes this time any different? Well, for starters 2019 isn't simply about losing weight and getting fit. Hell, it's not even about reclaiming my old golf swing. 2019 is all about grabbing life by the balls and becoming the person I've always wanted to be. Every aspect, from finances, to fatherhood, to education, and even entrepreneurship. This year is all about making changes that will shape the future for my entire family. The Plan: Long ago I collected a number of workout routines and generated an exhaustive spreadsheet to track my progress. After a few tweaks and minor updates, I'll be using them to once again stay organized and on task. I've mapped out an entire year's worth of workouts and set goals for each month. For obvious reasons, the goals I've set will be achieved relatively easy in the beginning and be darn near impossible toward the end. I'll have to tweak them as I go, but for now I simply took the difference of where I am currently and where I want to be in a year then divided by 12 (rounding up or down as needed). Here's what that looks like (may be too small to read though) along with a summary of goals and some words of encouragement from James Allen’s “As a Man Thinketh”: Current Stats: 240.4 lbs 27.5% Body Fat 174.3 lbs Lean Body Mass 66.1 lbs Fat Mass 43.25" Chest 47.5" Waist 46" Hips 16.25" Neck 47" Shoulders 13" Arms 10.5" Forearms 25.25" Thighs 16.25" Calves Day 1 Workout: Got up this morning just after 4AM and performed the following workout in my living room. Unfortunately, I ran out of time to complete the full interval workout so I’ll have to wake up a little earlier for the next one. Christian Henning's Shed Pounds to Shave Strokes: Foam Rolling Hamstrings 30 sec/side Calves 30 sec/side Quads 30 sec/side IT Band 30 sec/side Hip Flexors 30 sec/side Lower Back 30 sec/side Upper Back/Traps 30 sec/side Warm-Up Torso Twists 60 seconds Side Bends 60 seconds Inchworms 60 seconds Superman Reaches 30 seconds Bodyweight Squats 60 seconds Straight Up Sit-Up 30 seconds Rest 1 Minute Workout T-Squat 12 reps Stick-Up 12 reps Rest 1 Minute & Repeat 1-Leg Golf Posture Rotations 8 reps/leg Pushup 12 reps Rest 1 Minute & Repeat Lying Hip Extension 8 reps Plank 30 seconds Rest 1 Minute & Repeat Rest 1 Minute Interval Workout 21 minutes 90 seconds low-medium intensity 30 seconds medium-high intensity That's it for today. Thanks for reading and following along.