As I posted Saturday, I'm on a quest to get myself back into tip-top physical condition for my upcoming Thai boxing test. To do this I need to set goals for myself. I'm going to enlist the help of my readers on this one!
Warning: half-nekkid monkeys ahead
I made a deal with myself-- I can get a new pair of kick-ass running shoes, IFF I can get a six-pack going. I figure this goal will take another month to six weeks to reach. I'm posting a picture of myself now for reference and will keep posting more pictures periodically, every 2-3 weeks. I'll try to rig polls as we go so all 5 of my loyal readers can decide if I've reached my goal or not. Once I do, off to the shoe store!
Here's the reference shot of a sweaty 31 year old monkey just starting to get back in shape.
Wish me luck....
I'll see about taking you up on your challenge to join you in the fight against aging and gravity, but I've got to be more quantitative than "getting my six-pack going again."
Not sure if I have the guts to post a picture (well, I do have "the gut" - that's the problem), but I will post my weight and current 400 meter and mile-run time for purposes of measuring progress. I'd encourage you to do so as well.
Enjoy all the date offers and lewd mails, Dr Evil.
I will join you. I've dropped 50lbs in 1.5 years (most of it in the 1st 0.5 years -- and all due to the insane amount of running I've been doing since my 40th-birthday commitment to run a marathon, which I may get around to in March of '07) and have yet to achieve the 6-pack. Not for lack of trying but I just can't lower the fat content of my diet enough. Gone from 2% to skim. Gone from real meat to turkey. Gone from lots of meat to, as my cow-orker puts it, "man, that's what food eats." But I'm with you. Ah, vanity.
As my horny roomate quips (whenever I say I need to lose 5):
"I'd still do ya."
Hold On...Isn't this a science blog? Or did I accidentally link to a page on Adultfriendfinder?
I see the beef but where is the science?
This series of entries reminds me of when I stumbled across my teenage sister's obsessive weight loss diary.
PS: Videos of half nekkid Latvians doing Parkour acrobatics to kick ass hiphop can be found at www.limbovision.org
[not a science blog]
Very inspiring stuff.
"I'd still do ya."
I appreciate the sentiment but no, you won't. :)
Verge, at Seed, science is culture. Nobody said it was cultureD.
What is this, monkey porn?
The real question is, what does Mrs. Monkey think about the changes in her "pri-mate"?
Yup, bona fide monkey porn.