I am not sure if you guys have heard Down with the sickness by the Chicago band Disturbed, but it is a great workout song… actually most of their songs have a pretty good pace to exercise to. Actually, now that I think about it… Mr Chimpotle who is trying to be Slimpotle is going to get me some more music soon. I like motivators and music always is for me. Today I got my every couple of months torture e-mail from 43things that reminds me one of my goals is to be able to do 20 Pull ups. My biggest excuse not to get in shape is time, but in reality a lot of it has to do with stress.
I was actually skinny when I was very young. I think up until four years old I was a very picky eater thanks to my Grandmother spoiling me and not making me eat. My Mom fixed that problem all too well and I have been an excellent eater ever since. I now laugh at the notion of me having to take Flintstones vitamins because I was too skinny. I have been chubby from then on, and a couple of times in my life I have gotten to the point that I am now where I can honestly say I feel fat.
30 hit me a lot harder than I though it was going to. I have realized that I have not saved anything for retirement yet and that I need to start building a future with better financial stability. More important than that is my health. I have a history of heart problems from both of my grandfathers and I still carry on this belly that is doing nothing for me but cause me back problems.
It sounds simple right, just quit talking about it and lose the weight. When you come from a family where food is one of the places you draw comfort and love from, its hard to do. If I am depressed about something, I eat, if I am stressed about something, I eat, if I am excited about something, how do I celebrate? you guessed it. I eat.
I know this is all about a lifestyle change, and it has to be done… but how do you quit carbs all at once?
I have been seriously thinking about taking Chimpo’s lead and starting the couch to 5K challenge, but I honestly hate running. Work has been so busy lately that even when I am not physically tired, my brain is in no mood for working out. Tae Kwon Do is has been great for both the mental and physical aspect, but I cannot make it as many times a week as I would like. Then just as I was all pumped to get up early and start working out the whole time change really affected me this time. I cannot go to bed until midnight and I just today was able to get up before the alarm went off (I consistently wake up before the alarm goes of, not sure why I just do).
Being overweight is about self image to so many people, but for me it is mostly for my health. I do not feel like I get the short end of the social stick because I have a few extra pounds. I think it actually made me have a better sense of humor and that has always made me fun to be around. Heck I will even giggle like the Pillsbury dough boy if you poke me… don’t poke though, I do know kung fu.
I guess I don’t really have a point here, I know what to do, I know how to do it… I just need to do it. I thought that maybe getting some of this out of my chest might help me. I guess we’ll wait and see.