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Goals for my 27th Year - Part 1

I turn 27 today, and though I know it's not really old, for some reason it kind of freaks me out. I think it's the realization that I'm so close to 30, again these things are not important and it's all in my head, but still.

In honor of my irrationality, I've decided to post one goal a day for the next five days. These goals are things I want to accomplish by my 28th birthday. I hope that by putting these out into the public eye, I'll be able to accomplish them.

Today's goal isn't new, it's something I've been working on for the past two years. I want to continue to eat better and exercise consistently. Last summer I dropped quite a bit of weight, was good about eating correctly, worked out 3-4 time a week, and was feeling good going into winter. Winter was a different story though, I stopped going to the gym, started eating more junk, and not watching my portion sizes. Sadly, these things continued into the summer. I finally got back on the scale a few weeks ago and it was not good. I'm by no means huge, but I'm not where I want to be, both for my own personal image but also for long term health.

To remedy this, I've started tracking calories again to help keep my intake in check, stopped eating meat for the month of September, and started working out again. I started the 100-pushup program last week, and am adding the 200 sit-ups and 200 squats programs this week. I'm also trying to bike at least 10 miles 3 times a week. Hopefully, I'll be back on track by the time the weather turns and I will be able to hit the gym consistently.

My goal is to make these things a habit and not a challenge by the time my 28th birthday rolls around. It may not be easy, but it will be worth it in the end.