Getting Started

Back in April of 2012, after months of working out and eating well, I made it down to 159 lbs and <10% body fat. I kept my weight down in the mid-160s for the next 12 months. During the summer of 2013, a work project consumed most of my free time, and over indulgence in snacks and alcohol contributed to my weight climbing back up to 185 lbs. This work project is approaching completion, and now that I'm having a difficult time fitting into many of my clothes, I've decided to get back into shape. As is traditional, I'll start on January 1. My goals and rules are as follows:

  • Drop to 165 lbs by May 2014.
  • Long runs up to 10k.
  • No alcohol on week days (Mo-Th).
  • Reflect back on week on Fri. Plan next week.
  • Run 2-3x per week.
  • Lift 2-3x per week.
  • Morning stretches and body weight exercises.
  • Pics every 5 lbs.
  • Track every day. Can be forgiven if miss weekends.
  • Weigh in every Sunday.

I am also signed up for the Cohasset Tri in June 2014, so I need to ensure that I’m in excellent shape for that event.

It’s almost time to begin, and I can’t wait to get into the groove. I would start right now, but tomorrow we’re heading up to Loon Mountain in NH for a ski trip, and won’t be back until the evening of January 1st. I’ll do my best to take it easy until then, and will obviously be getting plenty of exercise while skiing. I know I’ll be drinking plenty of alcohol while there, and it’s hard to eat well at a ski resort, so the weight loss won’t start until I return.

I’ll be posting updates here as I progress.

About Kevin

Kevin Jarnot is a technologist who lives just South of Boston, MA. He is currently employed as Chief Technology Officer at DebtX, a financial services technology company based in Boston.
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