January 09, 2002
Resolutions redux

Now that I've started on my pledge to write more, I suppose I can't ignore my other annual New Year's resolution, which is to lose weight by eating better and exercising more. I could bore you by talking about how I hope to change my eating habits, but I'd rather bore you by talking about how I plan to exercise.

I've been playing pickup basketball at the gym across the street from where I work on a semi-regular basis (which will be more regular now, I promise!) for awhile now. If you can get past the fact that I'm a short, dumpy, slow-footed white guy who can't jump, you quickly come to the conclusion that I still suck. Fortunately, the guys there (mostly my coworkers) let me play anyway. I've at least developed a somewhat-credible outside game. And I've managed to avoid getting any teeth knocked out. So overall I'd classify this as a success.

Seriously, it's a pretty good workout. We play hard and have fun, which is important because I hate working out. It's a chore and it's boring, so anything that makes it less so makes it harder for me to find excuses not to go. I'm aiming for at least twice a week from here on out.

I see that I'm not the only blogger with a weight loss goal. Good luck!

UPDATE: Sigh. Another year, another unreached goal. Maybe this year...

Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 09, 2002 to See, I do have a life! | TrackBack