But life got in the way and the quest for a leaner, fitter Greg didn't happen.
Greg always wished we'd followed through. And with the arrival of child Number 4, Greg decided it's now or never to get back in shape. He wants to make sure he's around to be the dad all four of his children need.
So with that as our mission, Greg Ortiz and the Sun-Times have launched 40 and Fitter: The Sequel. With the help of registered dietitian Dave Grotto, Greg is eating healthier and adding exercise to his daily schedule.
Come along with Greg, as he keeps track of what he eats, his workouts and see what works and what are the roadblocks Greg runs into on his way to being healthier.
Each Monday he'll post a photo so we can all see his progress.