Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009: Year of the Six Pack

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds. ~George Eliot

I love being human. How could you ever get bored? The passion, the doubt, the inconsistencies, the desire to make a difference -- whether spun from love or hate or jealousy or compassion -- it's all wrapped up into this experience we call living. I'm a geek...er, um, I mean writer, so I spend a great deal of time contemplating the nuances and, especially, the motivations of every day actions. For isn't it true that character is revealed when no one is looking?

The beginning of a new year holds so much promise. And how can humans not respond by setting new goals and focusing on buffing out the rougher spots on our souls? What makes it all the more delightful, of course, is the fact that these resolutions can be made at any time during the year. But what's the fun in that? To be honest, I do. As previously posted, I'm a list maker extraordinaire, and I craft goals and hopes and wish lists all the time.

For me, New Year's Resolutions are private. I completely understand that making things public prompts more accountability in the human, but, well, there you have it. Private Creature By Nature. (As an aside, those of you who are my Twitter buddies know that I accomplished a 2008 goal just before 4 pm yesterday. Oh the glory!) There is a resolution that that I will share with the world, however. So many other bloggers are putting their NYR's up, and I can't abide the thought that this little blogger didn't keep up with the ... oh, what am I saying?!

So, the 2009 Goal of the Year is....

(Drum Roll Please)

A Six-Pack!!! Anyone else up for joining me in my quest for the ever elusive six pack? The embarrassing revelation? I despise abs. I abhor any exercise that targets the core. I always skip the crunches and the sit ups and the cutsie little "pulse, pulse" that my BodyPump instructor sings out, as if she's discussing a curious exotic plant. But skip no more. I shall persevere. And by this time next year, it'll be my own picture I'm posting! Wish me luck. And join me if you dare.

11 comments:

Doug said...

I just tell everyone that I have a washboard stomach... it's just buried under a load of laundry.. :-)

jchart said...

Good luck! lol I doubt I'll ever have one, but good on you for aiming for it!

David said...

That's an extremely appealing abdomen in the picture, although it's not what I'm trying to look like when I do leg lifts. Nice to look at, though.

Other Lisa said...

Hey, I have abs of steel beneath this belly of beer.

Anthony said...

This blog post needs more pictures kk thanks.

Alex Moore said...

I haven't decided yet if I should be posting more pics like it around the house to inspire me -- or if I should be posting quite the opposite to motivate and scare me :)

Orson Scott Card, in his book How to Write Science Fiction & Fantasy, has a whole section on staying in shape for the sake of the book. So, you see, it's not my ego at all!!

David said...

Hmm. I've only seen Card once, at a convention years ago. At that time, he certainly wasn't an advertisement for staying in shape. Perhaps he's cleaned up his act since then.

JKB said...

Six pack. ROFL

I' in with your idea to get fit tho. Consider me in!

And what's your twitter? I'll add you to mine, and my blog as well.

:)

Alex Moore said...

@david: well, i suppose one can believe in and advocate for things that one doesn't necessarily follow. look at me: never a day w/o a line, but i'm taking the rest of the week off & wallowing in books and food :)

@JKB: glad to! thanks & i'll add you to mine. twitter: alex_moore

digitaldame said...

Here's what you do: Cut out lots of pictures from magazines of the body you want to have in a year, and then put your own face pic over the original ;) Hang them up around the house wherever they'll do the most good.

Alex Moore said...

@digitaldame: ahhh now that sounds wise, indeed! failing that, i can always draw them on, right?