Well, I have a bit more preparation to do, but here's my resolution for 2017:
Work out. Burn fat. Build muscle.
I got quite the rude awakening this Christmas when I stepped onto my mom's bathroom scale and it gave me 277 in return. I honestly wasn't expecting anything over 250. So it's time to get out of the computer chair a bit more and start getting in shape, for a number of reasons.
1. I want to look good for my dearest. That's obvious.
2. I can stay healthy longer.
3. I'm returning to the Badlands this next summer, and I'd like to have the endurance to actually go out into the Sage Creek Wilderness Area this time around.
I'm going to be relying less on weigh-ins (those can flat out lie if you're burning fat and building muscle at the same time) and more on weekly pictures. I'll be getting a membership to a 24/7 gym just down the block when the new year rings in (they have a promotion for $1 for the first month from the 2nd to the 6th, so I can't sign up right away). I'm also strongly encouraging Brady to sign up, as he's looking to put on a few pounds, and nothing motivates and pushes like a partner.
To satisfy the gamer in me, I'll also be returning to Ingress, for leisurely walks outside during off-days from the gym. I started that last night at 3:30am, two miles in 58 minutes, having to stop for portal hacks.
This also means a change in diet, and I'm very happy to say it's off to a great start; I've gone 48 hours without soda; quite a feat when I have unlimited access to the soda fountain at both my jobs. The first thing to go down on that cast iron griddle will probably be salmon, and when it's time for a reward, I'll be attempting to cook lean filet minion for the first time.
So here's to 2017!