It’s a rather long way out from my eventual goal. I weighed in today at 244.5 pounds, and this was after two soccer games last night. Obviously, I have moved in the wrong direction since December, but times have changed.
So, I’ve joined a gym. LA Fitness has been a blessing this time around, as their hours and locations have helped my retail life cycle (working odd hours) be able to still have time for cardio and losing weight. I’ll be honest, I finally looked in the mirror and realized I had to do something fast. This isn’t a desperate act or anything, it’s a committed goal to getting myself into shape. Thankfully, I was able to lock myself into a good plan.
I’ve cut out soda (most days). I’ve cut out sugary foods (most days). I’ve exponentially grown my water intake (most days). I’ve focused on getting healthy over some attempt to become an Adonis. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure that an Adonis body type would get me all the ladies in the kingdom, but I just want one.
However, the beautiful game started back up for me last night, and boy, did it start in a hurry. I came on as a sub about seven minutes in for a cramping midfielder, and my presence was immediately felt. It felt great to get back out there. BUT, much like my working out, there are consequences.
My back hurts. My thighs hurt. My shoulders ache. My legs feel wobbly.
But I’m smiling. I know it’s paying off, because I feel better about my body. It’s rather fulfilling, because the shrink always said it would help. Since I’ve been taking melatonin, I haven’t needed a sleep aid. However, this activity is making me go without the melatonin. My aching body thanks it.
In essence, I’m going to stop at nothing to get what I want. I’m going to work my ass off until there is not an ass back there anymore. I will easily travel 240 miles in order to get there or more, no questions asked simply because I love the ending. I have no qualms over such a short distance, especially when the stakes and rewards are so high. I won’t give up…not ever again. I’ll make it happen.