224 is a diary of updates and thoughts regarding exercise and trying to attain and maintain a ‘healthier’ life style.
My name is Paul Bentley and I started my blog in May 2011. I live in Liverpool in the North West of England, UK – I have always had ‘issues’ with my weight!
When I got to 27st 13lbs (177kgs or 391lbs) I finally decided that ‘enough is enough’ and I need to make changes. As part of the process I decided I need to make myself accountable, so I’ve decided to be accountable to you. Thanks for offering 😉
Many of the posts on the blog will be updates on exercise I am embarking on, but I also hope to write about some observations I make along the way, tips I pick up plus any other useful and useless information.
It’s not scientific, I’m not a health professional and I certainly don’t know exactly what I’m doing. So please, pretty please, don’t do anything I do, unless you have been advised by a doctor, physical trainer, google or the milk man – That’s my attempt at a disclaimer right there.
Now I may not know exactly what I’m doing, but, what I do know is this:
I’ve not been happy and a lot (most) of that is down to my physical size and lack of physical fitness. It’s affected my overall physical health, my emotional health and my mental health. Have I been depressed? Yes. Am I now? Probably. Am I feeling so much better after a few short weeks? Definitely!
I also know this:
Many of you are not happy either and you really, really want to make a change. Is that you? Well look, if it is, I hope that in some small way I can inspire you to make a start. It’s not easy and I don’t just have sympathy, I have empathy.
The first thing I’ve realised is this, small steps baby, small steps. The fact you are reading this is a step in the right direction and one day you will go for a walk, go to the gym, reduce your meal size or some small thing that goes beyond just a thought.
Let’s do this together. I need you and I think you need me.
And for all you ‘lean mean fighting machines’ who may be reading this, welcome! Behave, don’t abuse us (except for Ian my good friend who, if he didn’t abuse me I’d think something was terribly wrong) and give us your support. in a few years time this could be you. Beer, pies, cakes, a reclining chair, it all adds up. Worried? Not so cocky now hey!!
So, that’s it for an ‘About’. I may waffle and get a bit random, but hey this blog is for me (and you). Time to write the next post…
Paul – friends call me Kracker, be nice and you can too 😉