Sunday, July 15, 2007

This is the beginning of the beginning.

For the people who know me, it's no secret that I'm a large individual. I've made excuses about my size, I think I've even blamed a childhood condition for my weight. It's not that I want to be this fat, I don't know a fat person that actually likes being fat, it's just that I've never really made it a priority.

I would make schedules and workout plans, but never really stick to them. I've make diet changes but eventually just reverted back to what takes the least amount of time or energy to make. This usually means fast foods, which I really don't like. I mean, how many times can you eat a burger? I get really tired of the same food over and over again. But it's easier to just go through the drive-thru then make a menu, go to walmart, fight the crowds to buy food, and then come home and make it. So for once something will be more important to me then watching tv. Which oddly enough is what started this new outlook on live.

I was watching The Biggest Loser on some cable station last week. It was one of the final show so it was down to the last three people. There was a lady on there who was about the size I am now. She looked fanstatic now after losing 66 lbs. She was really pretty but no one could see the person she wanted to be because of all the fat on her body. She talked about hiding behind her glasses hoping no one would see her because she was wearing glasses. I thought about how I look now and how I could be like that lady. I don't have a need to lose a 100 lbs in a 3 months but that could be me. That I can do that.

So today I make a pledge to myself that regardless of what's going on in my life, everyday I will do three things:
  1. I will exercise my spirit by reading my bible first thing in the morning.
  2. I will exercise my body at least 45 mins (5 days a week).
  3. I will eat better which includes making my food and drinking more water.

If you know me, please feel free to join me in this pledge or make one of your own. If you have a Lifetime Fitness membership, I'll be at the gym around 9pm the nights I workout, come on and join me. Also ask me how it's going, I don't expect this will be an easy or fast process so constant reminders will help me stay the course. Also any words of encouragement are welcome.

So today I begin the new me.