I’m continuing on my path. Justin, my trainer, and the co-owner of the BeFit Studio where I submit myself to his sadistic antics every week is pictured in the photo on the left. Although I tell him every time I see him I hate him, and I hate his wicked routines, I keep showing up.
We were discussing today, while I’m making progress having lost about 40 pounds, I still weigh as much as a football player. We were trying to agree on which position now fits me best.
Where I probably started at as a burly Offensive Center, I could now possibly pass for an Offensive Lineman. I told him my goal was to be a skinny Quarterback, but he told me some Quarterbacks can be big too. In other words, I have some more flexibility and can start to feel some strength in my muscles, but I have a long way to go to get into fighting shape.
On that note, he convinced me to buy a bike. I did that today. I bought a sweet Fuji quasi-Mountain bike. It cost more than I wanted to spend, but I decided it was an investment. Florida has a lot of bike trails. You can literally ride for miles on bike trails. I have kind of hit a plateau with the personal training, and I need something more aerobic to get me moving the extra pounds around. I think a bike can do it, so I’m going to try it. Plus, it will get me outside in the winter sunshine. I like that idea.
I made a promise to myself that when I started this whole, “I don’t want to be fat anymore” thing that I wouldn’t do anything that was horrible, like exercise I hated or starving myself to the point of feeling miserable and surly all of the time. I told myself I was going to give myself a break and take it slow and EASE into a new way of living.
I’m doing that.
So far so good.
So, still at it.
The other day, I was in a dressing room, and I was shocked that I was fitting into pants sizes 4 times smaller than I’m used to. That was really incredible! I texted Justin, (because I have no life and there was no one else to text, of course). He was happy for me, and reiterated that he knew we were making progress. But, I was over the moon. Wow! This is really happening. I will be on a horse… soon.