Just sixteen pounds of steel. But 270 pounds of me. That's pretty much what I realized last fall. I took some photos of me reliving past skills from 30 years back, kicking a 35 yard field goal¹ - and when I saw them I thought that I better do something. There is an elephant in the room when it comes to being a beer fan and it's about being big. And I am big.
I don't want to chide or even brag as I am still pretty big. Always been. Heck, I was 6 foot 3 when I was 12. I had always played soccer and have eaten salmon oil pills like a crazy man. Other than that I don't believe in crash diets and I expect never to be thin - but sure I hate that achy back. So, since I saw those photos, I've upped my game: done around 600 sit-ups a week, swim or use an exercise machine for at least an hour plus I do weights. So I can shotput. Not to be thin thin. To put the shot.
I have no style, am still almost as big and have only hoofed it as far as 24 feet, though that is my 2007 best before what is now known as "the great leap forward." But that is what I do to offset the beer. Stonch has talked in emails how he runs and Lew has talked about his weight loss, too. What do you do to make sure you can enjoy your brew? What could you do?
¹Glory days! Glory days!