Today’s my birthday. I’m 49. I tell you that not to get a response, but to declare a goal of mine. That goal is to lose 60 pounds before I turn 50 years old.
You know, it’s said that the best way to stay on track towards a goal is to tell people about it. Knowing that others are aware of your goal makes most people much more likely to succeed in what they set out to do. What better way to tell others than to announce my goal on this blog.
My goal is not only weight related, but overall fitness. I’ve completed triathlons and even a marathon just six years ago. There is no question that my service in the Senate help set me back physically. Now that I have more time on my hands, I am ready to reverse course. Hey, this is at least one upside to losing the primary! My commitment today to you and my family is that in exactly one year, I will weigh 158 pounds and be in the best shape of my life.
I know it’s tempting, but keep the old age and fat jokes to yourself. I’ve already heard them all!