Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 37 - Change #6

Hope everyone out there had a great weekend. Mine was good and accented by a Chicago Blackhawk victory to advance to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in 18 years.

We were at a soccer game for my son so we didn't get to see the game on TV or hear it on the radio, but you can be sure I had my Blackberry browser in constant refresh getting score updates.

Right after the game my wife & I went right to Dick's Sporting Goods and got our Conference Championship t-shirts. Yes we are that into our hockey!

Here is one of the shirts, this one is my wife's; mine is black and way cooler than hers. But of course she looks better in hers than I do in mine...

This week's commitment to change is about exercise. So far the only exercise I have formally committed to is taking the stairs at work. I've said in past posts I want to exercise 'x' amount this week, or 'y' amount that week. In my five weeks on this mission I am beginning to get an idea of what the minimum amount of exercise needed is to help ensure weight loss as long as my eating is balanced & portioned properly, or, if it isn't then help ensure I maintain weight at least. At least I think I have a better sense of that anyhow.

Therefore, here it is...

Change 6...
  • Exercise 4x weekly, 2x Cardio and 2x Strength; minimum
For the past couple of weeks I have done this at least, some days more. Certainly I will strive to do more and some weeks I will be able to do more. Yet reality is some weeks this will be it. But what I am also saying within this commitment is that if I am serious about getting healthy, and I am, I am also saying I believe I must be disciplined enough to make the time for exercise 4x a week.

Ok, back to what is important, who else out there is getting amped up over the Blackhawks?

Responsibility 199... Gotta Do It!!


  1. What I like about your exercise commitment is that you are very realistic. You understand that some weeks you will do more, and will strive to do more, but that things do happen.

    You know what you have to do as a minimum and that is great. During the LHAS Challenge that I am doing I committed to 60 mins. of exercise at least 5 days a week. I will admit it is sometimes very tough to achieve. So far I have met my goal but we are only 2 weeks in. :)

    I think a more realistic goal for me is more like 30 mins. a day for 5 days a week. That I know that I can do no problem. As I write this I am thinking that is one reason I like the challenge because it has pushed me out of my comfort zone. But at the same time you do have to be realistic.

    I have seen some people on the challenge who get in 600, 700 and even over 800 exercise minutes in one week!! I do not know how they do it. I have tried pushing myself and still end up between 300-400 mins, at that is hard.

    So, again I think you are right on the money with your goal. You are one of the bloggers that I read that I just know is going to make it. You have the right attitude and motivation. And most importantly you live in the real world.

    Now as far as hockey goes I have not followed it much this season. I do like hockey a lot. Of course since I live in the Dallas area I am a big Stars fans. Last year my husband and I got tickets to 3 games for Christmas. I just love going to the games, they are so much fun in person.

    I am all for Chicago winning the Stanley Cup. I would rather have a team from the Western Conference take the win.

    Have a great start to your week.

  2. That is one sport I just don't watch, maybe because Milwaukee doesn't have a major league club.

  3. My hubby is a HUGE hockey fan! Unfortunately the Anaheim Ducks stunk this year & not sure where the Kings are in all this as he follows it for us. I think he wants Phili now since his mom was born there. My hoem town is out.. Boston.

    OK, great work on setting goals! Keep it up!

  4. Maybe next hockey season you can get a set of weights and workout in front of the tv during the games-just an idea! LOL!

  5. I'm glad you're staying committed, Patrick. Keep up the good work, man.

    As far as hockey, yeah, not one of my faves, but I'm a man of all sports with the job I have. Good luck to your Blackhawks!