Well, I guess it’s about time I introduce myself. I’m Jon, Sarah’s husband. Sarah has hinted in past posts about how I’d like to start posting, but with the craziness of the holiday season, it has been difficult to find the time. Now that the new year is here, there are no more excuses! Here I am!

I’m excited about participating in this blog with Sarah. I’ve seen how it helps her keep focused on her fitness goals, and how it has acted as an expressive outlet when she’s frustrated. I can use any help I can get to accomplish my goals, so I’m glad to be able to share my journey. (Thanks, Sweetie, for sharing your blog with me!)

I noticed a trend among some of my friends on Facebook lately: they are all posting pictures of themselves from “way back when.” Jumping on the bandwagon this morning, I posted a few pics of myself from 20-30 years ago. Gosh, I was skinny! I realize that it isn’t very likely that I’ll ever be as skinny again as I was when I got out of boot camp, but it gave me new appreciation for what is genetically possible for this old bod of mine. I’m going to keep that picture in mind as something to strive for. I made some significant progress this past year, so I know I can keep the trend going this year. I’m aiming for a Boot-Camp level of fitness!

Jon

Other than becoming fit, I do have one specific New Years resolution. I resolve to not blow it again in December this year! Something about the holidays this year just made me jump right back into my old eating habits. I had done so well all year, and I really thought I had changed the way I ate and viewed food. I guess I’m just like an alcoholic, though, or a cigarette smoker. Give in to that temptation just once, and you find yourself back in a rut of bad behavior. So this year, I am just going to have to say “Bah Humbug!” when all the holiday treats start showing up in the conference room at work. I don’t think this past month of splurging has done too much damage to my health, but it has had a psychological effect. Eating crap makes me feel lazy. I put off exercising and I just feel really FAT, even though I’ve only gained two or three pounds. I am preparing now to come back to this post in December, as a reminder to “Just Stay Fit.”

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