The title of this article suggests I'm about to lay a big old excuse on you, but that's not the case.  I have a reason and a solution for why I'm failing at fitness.

In 2016 I lost about 60 pounds, 40 of which I've put back on.  If I keep on the same track, it will be all of it and then some.  So what's the reason I'm failing? I hardly move.  I mean, don't get me wrong...I walk to my car in the morning...then from my car to the building...then to my desk where I sit for hours at a time...then to the studio... You see where I am going.  I'm not alone.  A lot of us have that kind of job where we sit for long periods of time, yet are somehow exhausted when we get home.  This isn't an excuse, it's the reason for why I can't keep the weight off.  Genetics play a big role in our health and fitness, but there is something that trumps even DNA - PHYSICS!  If you take in more calories than you burn, you will gain weight.  If there is a deficit you will lose weight.  There...I just demystified a multi-billion dollar industry at no charge.

So what am I going to do about it?  I made the call to hire a personal trainer and pre-paid for eight weeks of training.  For me, I do much better with commitments to other people than I do with commitments to myself, so I figure I'll show up for these.

If one of your resolutions was to get fit - to look better, to lessen the chances of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc. then keep at it.  If you screw up, try again.

As I'm writing this, I realize I may have written something very similar last year....see what I mean?  I'm trying again!  Only this time, I'm dropping the cash for a pro to get me on track and keep me there.

If you're making 2019 your year to get in shape, good luck.  You can do it!