I will admit it: I could stand to lose a few.
Isn't that what everyone always says? There's a reason "lose weight" is always at the top or near to the top on people's New Year Resolution lists. But, those lists are fleeting. It's not just about what the scale says. What about real change?
That is what "Patch Takes it Off" is going to be all about. Starting July 4, participating Patch Editors throughout the state (including myself) will begin chronicling their fitness exploits in their coverage areas. Expect profiles on local businesses whose goal is to get people in shape. Expect editor accounts on what they are doing to climb that high hill on the bike, or go the extra several miles around the track. Expect to see your neighbors getting involved.
What's that? Well, we don't just want Patch readers to hear our stories. We want you to be involved in the fun, as well. That is why we are inviting Morristown Patch readers who would like to also participate in "Patch Takes It Off" to email or call me, John Dunphy, email@example.com, 973-380-3206, and request to become a blogger on the site.
You have already seen plenty of other blogs appear on Morristown Patch over the last couple months. Now, we want yours. There is no set standard on how to write it, but we do want to hear how you're "taking it off." Offer suggestions, give advice, tell us what has worked and what hasn't. Consider Morristown Patch and "Patch Takes It Off" the ultimate support group.
That's what I'm hoping for. While I plan to participate in this through Labor Day, my real goal is Aug. 28, when the 103-mile "Gran Fondo" bike ride comes to Morristown. Sure, there are smaller mileages I could take on, but I want to go for the whole enchilada.
So, that's my goal. What's yours? Let me know, and participate with me in "Patch Takes It Off." Together, we're stronger.