Yeah, Raytseng...you are right. I can do better. I will hit the gym hard...this cushy desk gig, and free food all the time is working against me. If I wanna fly, I'm gonna have to put in the work. Appreciate the response. If I can get those 188's, I'm gonna go for it. I'll check back in with an update or two along the way...Thanks again.
yea, commitment is the goal. you have to find what works for you, whether it's a workout buddy, signing up for classes, or paying for personal training. It's not because you can't do the exercise, but the whole industry is just based on commitment trick. It's to help future You do something that you know future You doesn't want to do.
For example, one doesn't "need" to pay a personal trainer $100/hr, but if you sign up and pay you end up going, whether it's because you're disappointing somebody, or you feel you're wasting money, or other psychological reason.
So find the trick for you.
This being said, it's the new year, and getting in shape is the default resolution. So expect it to be a zoo at the gym. Go skiing instead :)
Pretty much every trainer nowadays will also review diet, as the latest mumbo-jumbo is it's supposedly 70% of the factor for weight loss compared to 30% exercise for the typical person looking to change. Meaning you need to focus (or suffer) more on diet versus focus on exercise. You don't need to make drastic changes all at once to some idealized diet; but small changes such as saying you are free to eat unlimited fruits and vegetables but need to cut down on everything else; or cutting out all snacks will be a step forward.
Anyway, different things work for different people and it's never too late. Look at charles barkley he's looking good.