My Beginning To Lose Weight and Get Fit

One day I looked into the mirror and didn’t like what a saw .  I wondered, how int the world did I get here? How did I become so obesed? It was like I was asleep at the wheel of my own health.  I had difficult tieing my shoes, I would get so winded just walking from my front door to my car right outside.  I knew I had to change or I wouldn’t be around long enough to enjoy my season years.

At first I was all mental talk with no actions to back up what I felt inside.  I thought about working out and didn’t like the way I was feeling or looking.  But still, it wasn’t enought to move me to action.  I thought about giving up my sweets that I love so much and tried for a day and almost lost my mind.  I thought how in the world do so many poeple do it?  I read hundreds of stories online and was an avid viewer of The Biggest Losers and wished I could do what they have done.  Something inside was stopping me.

One day I was on my way home and was giving a ride to a family member who asked me to stop at the local gym so he can join.  It was about one hundred five degrees outside and I had no working air conditioner in my truck at the time.  With paint all over me I went inside to the gym where it was ovious cooler than outside to wait for my family member.

I haven’t been in a gym in years and forgot what it was like being around people who was working toward one common goal, to get in better shape and become healthier.  I was tipping the scales at 305lbs and it was definately the heaviest I have ever been.  I thought to myself if there was ever a time to start it was now!!! So I joined right on the spot!!! I have been a member for a year now only lost thirty pounds.

With thirty pounds off I feel amazing but I still have to work on losing 80lbs because for my 5′ 5″ frame I want to be at least 200lbs or perhaps 190lbs.  I realized losing the weight will be easier if I change the way I eat.  I have to become more focused or changing my bad habits and replacing them with healthier choices.  Easier said then done.

I am now 283lbs and have to shed all 83lbs.  That is where I stand today.  I will keep posting here as I change my life and transform into the person I see my self being.  The picture below help me put some things in perspective. You see I didn’t realize how over weight I have become until I started taking pictures of my self.  This is a motivation for me to work harder and smarter.  But it’s still a challenge everyday!  View me on facebook.

At Just Fitness Gym
At Just Fitness Gym

No matter how hard it may seem I am committed to achieve my goal.

This picture was taking on Thanksgiving.
This picture was taking on Thanksgiving.

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