Maurer's Music Mayhem

January 2nd, 2013

At the beginning of last year, I was on the tail end of a 70 pound weight loss. I was eating healthy and exercising regularly. But then in March everything went south. I stopped exercising regularly and stopped being careful with my caloric intake. Flash forward 9 months, and I’ve gained back 45 of those lost pounds and my exercise regiment has gone out the window.

So, for 2013, I’m going to try something a little different. My brother inspired me by posting his mileage goal on his Facebook page. I came up with a number and then on my run today (starting off right!) thought, I should check and see what I did for distances last year. My tentative goals were almost exactly twice what I did in 2012.

One of the things that worked for me last year, was being accountable to friends online. I use Runkeeper to track my workouts, but decided I wanted to make my accountability reports a bit more public so that more folks could encourage me. So if you are reading this… I give you permission to hold me accountable this year!

OK, so what are my health and fitness goals this year?

  1. Run 500 miles
  2. Bike 1,200 miles (which includes riding the Seattle to Portland bike ride)
  3. Lose 70 pounds
  4. Log my progress publicly on my blog (which connects to Facebook)

There you have it. Now I give you permission to give me a bad time if I’m not making progress on these goals! 😀


One Coment

  • Alice says on: January 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm


    I’m rooting for you, son!!

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