Fitness has always been important to me, but as I drift further from my prior athletic lifestyle I get worse and worse at keeping with fitness.
Going from being a competitive athlete through college, to essentially a competitive software engineer and entrepreneur, I've traded a deep motivation for the gym to a deep motivation for sitting on my ass. I'm not ashamed of this, it's just how things have gone.
The pandemic was a low from a physical fitness perspective, but I made the choice to cut that out and get serious earlier in the fall. So far I've lost ~26 pounds and feel much better. I also feel like I have some habits which will stick around. I'm glad I got so much momentum before the holidays because I can't say no to certain types of holiday meals (even without as much family surroundings this year due to the pandemic).
I may never benchpress 400 pounds again, as I did in college as an athlete, but I do have some all-time PRs I can hit in other areas of personal fitness. Can't wait to show off the progress in 2021!