This is the year I will get serious about working out. I guess I half heartedly did last year, what I called a "24 Week Transformation," half strength for twice as long. It really didn't do much. I worked out a lot more, even had a trainer for a period, but I didn't really alter my diet much. I cooked more, but it wasn't close to Gethin quality.
This time, I told my girlfriend about it, and she was receptive, even excited about doing it too. We tend to enable each other, good and bad. This would be a shared experience and a great opportunity to grow. I see it as a way to test what kind of people we are. Will we support each other? Will we succeed or fail together? If not, who is the stronger? And, in the end, these may be things I don't want to know!
I really haven't challenged myself on purpose with something like this. I'm very curious to see how well I can stick to a diet, not drink alcohol, and not be distracted by things that get in the way of working out. I know I've used will power in the past, but usually in reaction to something external. Not in such a personally driven way. I'm excited about testing my discipline. I know I will be tempted, and in the face of that challenge, will I fall? If I do, will I get back up?
And after this is done, will my behavior towards heath and diet be changed? That, we'll have to see.