I began my career as a lawyer a little later than most, I began law school at the ripe old age of 30. I had been an a frequent exerciser throughout my 20's. However, upon entry into law school, I failed to exercise as I previously did. This coupled with the eating habits of the average student were a disaster to my physique. Additionally, my career has been such that I have had little time to exercise. Of course this all excuses. As my former martial arts instructor would say, "if you look for an excuse long enough you will find one you like." My favorite has been, "I don't have time." This excuse has left me carrying quite a bit of weight.
Today, I weight approximately 280 pounds, this is some 90 pounds more than I weighed at the age of 29. At 38, I have a serious weight problem. I am sure that I am not in the position as others. However, I do have some serious concerns about my health.
To address these problems I have taken the following initial steps. First, I will run. I hope to be able to run a half marathon eventually. But first I need to develop a habit. Second, I will attend martial arts classes at a local American Kenpo school. The selection of American Kenpo over other styles is purely egocentric and I admit it. I prefer Kenpo to other arts bases wholely on my own particular background. I hope to be able to use these two exercise outlets along with a better diet to lose weight.
This blog will serve to keep me honest in my efforts. If I have to be responsible to reporting my efforts I will be more diligent in my efforts. If anyone finds this interesting or of worth, please let me know.