Photo courtesy of Christophe Verdier
Well folks, today is my 28th birthday, and I have never felt better about getting older.
Just a few facts about this year.
- I became a father of two, Hudson was born in November.
- I gained 15 pounds this year (sympathy weight from my wife’s pregnancy).
- I lost 30 pounds this year (against all sleepless-night odds)
- I can now run a 5K (though I haven’t done an official 5K)
But the biggest thing this year has been my change in mindset
I really feel I have broken that weight roller coaster that I have been on. The last six months have been the longest period of sustained weight loss I’ve ever had. I have changed my thought process of weight loss and dieting. I have squashed some bad habits and started some good ones. I have re-started this blog, which has been a big help. And I have found a good support community online (twitter and the Nerd Fitness Forums).
Even though I’m a year older, I feel better than I did ten years ago. I exercise more, I eat better, I’m more content, and I’m not hung over 80% of the time.
I’m really looking forward to what my 28th year of life will bring.
**UPDATE!** As I mentioned earlier this month, I am only asking for healthy presents. Nothing that will distract me from my goals, only help them. So here are the results! Thanks to my wife and the parents.
More pictures are posted over on my wife’s family blog, check them out if you are interested in seeing pictures of my cute kids!
In other news…
Check out my guest post on Nerd Fitness
In case you missed it, I had a guest post published on Nerd Fitness this week. It highlights 9 different sports and activities that allow you to be a geek while still getting a good workout in. It was fun! I like interacting with a new audience and Steve over at NF has definitely done a good job building a community up.
Geek Into Shape Podcast
If you are reading this, then you are probably aware that I just launched a podcast. I am really excited to keep working on this project. As a huge podcast nerd, I love the audio medium as a way to spread news, tips, and advice. I hope to deliver some high quality and content-packed bits of information over the next few months.
So subscribe to the podcast feed or check it out on iTunes if you want to get the latest episode direct to your audio listening device.
One thing I am looking to do with this podcast is make it a community effort, so if you have any questions, suggestions, ideas for a segment, or would like to send in a segment of your own, please contact me.
As always, I am working on other more posts for this blog, so stay tuned!