This year’s resolution is a continuation of one of my 2006 resolutions: “become conscious of my own health and physical well-being.” I deliberately chose not to commit to improving my health or well-being, but simply to learn to be aware of it. With that knowledge, now I’m making that most clichéd of new year’s resolutions: to become more physically fit.
By all metrics, I’m in above-average condition, but that says a great deal more about our overweight nation than it does about me. I’m joining a gym. In consultation with a trainer and a nutritionist, I’ll set some specific goals for myself — resting heart rate, weight, various measurements, etc. — and develop some active health habits to get in shape and stay that way.
As my prior new year’s resolutions have colored what I’ve written about here, so too will this. Steel yourself for ruminations on fitness.