Motivation by Humiliation II

motivationHere goes nothing . . .

I did this last year to good effect, but I fell off the wagon. The goal will be the same as last year, to lose 25lbs in six months. My system will be what worked for me last year, nothing special.  Tracking calories and weight loss with The Daily Plate and exercising when I can.

What’s the deal with Motivation by Humiliation?  Basically how it works is if I don’t meet my goal then after 6 months a very unflattering “before” photo will be posted on this blog.  If you read this blog that should encourage you to keep me accountable!

I’ll post periodic updates.

Anyone else motivating themselves toget in shape this year?  If you want to join the MBH Challenge, let me know and we’ll be accountable by embarrasment together.

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New Year’s . . . whatevers

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I Resolve to Use More Headers

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We all love to set New Years  . . . you know.

I’m shooting for some attainable goals.

1. Renew and continue the Motivation by Humiliation ( I did meet my goal last year, btw)

2. At least every other week (but every week if I can pull it off) create something completely new for me.  This will probably show up on a different 2.0 version of my other blog.

3. Grow this blog into a place for conversation and community.  There have been sparks here and there, but I want to build on that.  More on this later.

4. Use my brand new Bible to form a better reading habit.  I also plan to get over my fear and follow Tim’s advise to mark-up the heck out of my Bible.

These are all year-long goals to some extent.  No reason to rush . . .

So what are your New Year’s . . . whatevers?

Motivation by Humiliation

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s resolutions, just in general. It’s almost like the point is to break them, and then by January 5th you just feel like a bad person. Maybe that’s a little cynical.

Which doesn’t matter because I’m sort-of making one. I say sort of because my wife and our friends have been discussing this before the new year, and it just worked out around resolution time.

What am I talking about? Getting in shape, once and for all. That’s right, the classic New Year’s resolution. Beth and I decided with our friends that it was time to just get on it and stop complaining about being out of shape. For our part, we eat really very healthy, we just don’t exercise and we really eat too much of a good thing.

So, goals . . . we’re going long term, but our first mini goal is for 6 months from now. My goal is in 6 months to have lost 25lbs putting me at around 240 or so. Beth’s 6 month goal is actually 5 months. She will drop 3 dress sizes by her friends wedding in May.

We plan to do this by exercising, drinking more water, taking in fewer calories, and with that dropping sugary stuff like sodas. (Diet soda is ok). We figure those goals are easily attainable if we are trying at all. For instance 25lbs is roughly one pound a week. Totally doable.

Our long term goal is to be totally healthy and happy with the shape we are in, to teach our daughter a healthy lifestyle through example, and to honor God by taking care of our bodies.

Beth and I have promised each other that if we do not reach our goals, after 6 months a very unflattering “before” photo will be posted on this blog. So if you read this blog that should encourage you to keep me accountable!

Motivation by humiliation.