To be clear, I’m not speaking euphemistically about the nearly non-stop over-saturation of social media in our lives. Instead, recognizing the ubiquitous presence of Facebook, Twitter, blogs, etcetera in our lives, I’m trying to figure out how I can put them to use in an actual diet… a Social Media Diet for the purpose of losing weight and improving fitness.
Like many of you, I woke on New Years Morning and thought, “Man, I really need to do something this year to get into better shape.” Okay, perhaps your first thought was more like, “I really shouldn’t have opened that third bottle of champagne last night.” In any case, as you stumbled off in search of aspirin, that dust covered bathroom scale in the corner taunted you didn’t it? Well, mine did.
Back when my wife first became pregnant nearly 3 years ago I joked about my “sympathetic baby bump”. Cute, right? Well, not so cute now 29 months after the birth of my daughter and confronted by it daily in the bathroom mirror! So what does this have to do with Social Media? Well, I’m thinking maybe YOU can help. As I begin a dietary and exercise plan I am going to share it here on my blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
I’ve decided upon a diet plan, though would love your input. I’ll tell you more about it soon in another blog, but suffice to say the kind of holiday treats I’ve been scarfing down these past weeks since Thanksgiving are not on it. I’m weighing myself daily (and will chart my weight loss on here), and I’m going to have blood work done by my doctor to set a baseline for things like cholesterol. So, can I count you in? Will you help me on my Social Media Diet?
To be clear, this is not about vanity, though I’d be happy to look like Brad Pitt in a swimsuit this summer (not too likely). It’s about getting and staying healthy so I can be here for my family. My daughter is only 2 years old, and regardless of how self-sufficient my wife may be, as a father and husband I still feel the buck stops with me. I’m responsible for ensuring they never want for anything, and I can’t do that if I’m not here.
If you are willing to help, you can be my coaches, my advisers, my conscience. Collectively you have a huge amount of knowledge… and let’s not discount the guilt factor! I’m not going to be able to show my… um… feet around here if I don’t stick to it. I would be honored and thrilled to have your help… and also would be happy to help you in return if you’d like? So what do you say? Will you help me?
- Leave a comment and tell me you know I can do it
- Leave a comment and promise to taunt me if I don’t
- Leave a comment with any diet/exercise tips you have
- Leave a comment with your New Year’s resolutions
- Leave a comment and let me know if you think this will help
- Leave a comment if you think I’m just trying to get comments
- Leave a comment for any other reason you can think of. 😉
p.s. I’d love to have you “like” me on Facebook, follow on Twitter, add me to your Google Reader or Homepage, Subscribe to my blog and/or follow me on Google Friend Connect. I know, it’s hard to choose. I’d just do all of them if you’re undecided. 😉 If you do any or all of the above please let me know so I can be sure to follow you back.
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