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Avittorio in Las Vegas is doing 35 things including…

get fit

30 cheers


Avittorio has written 9 entries about this goal

Another go

There are a lot of things working against me and my battle with the growing belly. Getting older (ill be 39 next week), I stopped drinking coffee, I drink alcohol every night, I don’t exercise, and my eating habits are not that ideal. Lately I’ve been sluggish, lathargic and at times depressed. My pants that I recently bought, that were upgraded to a size 32 waist from 30 are now really tight. I refuse to buy more clothes as I hate shopping. That’s it. I’m done.

Today I bought another membership to a gym. I already have one with 24hr fitness but I make excuses that its too far. This gym is only 2 miles away. I plan on working out 3-4x week. I’ve decided to just drink on my weekends and be more conscientious of what I put in my mouth.

My goal is to lose the gut and fit in my size 30 pants by the end of the year – then ill cross this goal off my list.


just looking back at my previous entries on this goal makes me feel like a procrastinator. my first entry on this was back in 2009 for christ sake. i’ve been eating too much and drinking to much. and this heat is killing any motivation. something is seriously wrong with my will power too. i want to cross this off my list. my work pants don’t fit. i cant button the top button so i just leave it unhinged and just put a belt over it. my waist is a size 30… well used to be. my pants are size 30 and i just don’t want to concede to a size 31 or may 32… yikes. i need to have the right mindset. i will need to start soon. kvetching about it is a start.

running again

it’s been about 2 weeks since i ran the 5k on june 9th. i broke the 2 week running hitatus last night. it was difficult. i could barely run a mile before i felt faint. i got the bug back though. i plan on running again tonight and tomorrow and the next night and so on. i need to map out another route however. the run i’ve been doing is getting kind’ve monotonous. this is all to run another 5k. i want to run it under 30 min. i haven’t found a 5k charity to run yet.

still going

still making it a practice. my life now is diet and exercise. i want to get my body fat to at least 15%. right now it’s at 22%. i also want to be able to do at least 100 push ups, 100 chin ups and 100 sit ups. this will define my “get fit” goal.

going and going

to the gym. incorporating weights and dieting a little. i actually lost weight. currently i’m at 138 – 140lb. i’m looking to gain a little muscle weight. i’m taking whey protein and will buy jack 3d for some motivation. also looking into getting some l-glutimine. next year buy summer my goal is to at least weigh in at 150lbs of muscle.

keep going

going strong. zumba class tonight. diet all day.tomorrow is a cheat day. no gym and fine dining. i’m sure whatever i get will have tons of butter. will make up for it on the weekend.

top 3 things on my 43 things are my resolutions for 2010

after an excessive new years. today is my first workout of 2010. did back and biceps. worked out for 45 min. exhausted these muscle groups. i didn’t even do situps or crunches and i feel like i want to throw up. is this normal? had a protein shake post workout; then my brother made some pasta with vegemeat sauce. also had a glass of red wine. i know i have to work out on the diet part of “getting fit”. ok. tomorrow committed to at least one healthy meal and another work out… legs and abs tomorrow.

going to the gym after i'm done with this entry.

tonight’s workout – shoulders!

in 2010

no excuses this time. i will graduate in the spring 2010 and can’t use school as an excuse to procrastinate all that i want to accomplish. i moved this goal up to top 5. i can do this.

Avittorio has gotten 30 cheers on this goal.


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