You heard it here first: My new fitness goals

I started off my 28th birtday this morning by jumping on our newly acquired treadmill for the first time. Why? Well, after losing 30 pounds in about four months early last year, a newborn baby, a new job, and a new home have taken their toll. I’m now back up close to my starting weight, hovering around 180 lbs. I really miss the feeling of being in good shape, so I’m making some changes starting today.

So, you heard it here first: Today I set a new goal of losing 30 lbs by Christmas. I’m making this a public declaration to give me a little more motivation to stay on track. Running currently isn’t my first choice (I did a lot of work on the ellipticals last year), so I’m starting off on the 30/30 plan to get my body used to it again. After just one day, I can tell I’m going to be sore for a while.

I’m not going to make any promises yet, but I’m going to try and track my progress using a new Web 2.0 app called Traineo. My Traineo page will give you the chance to spy in on me from time to time and leave me a comment or two to keep me motivated.

Kind of scary, I know. But think of it as a social experiement!