Monday, October 20, 2008


A few months ago I set a goal to get back into the gym on a regular basis and drop a certain amount of weight before today. Well…I didn’t do it, and when I mean I didn’t do it, I don’t mean that I missed the goal weight by a few pounds here or there, I mean I DIDN’T DO IT, as in, at all. Yeah I suck!

Wife and I were doing great for the first 2-3 weeks. Getting up early and heading to the local Gold’s Gym (all of 3 blocks away) and were seeing some great results. She was far less crazy and I was feeling better, looking better and losing the weight. Then I don’t know what happened. We got lazy and one morning sleeping in turned into 2, then 3, then 4 and then before I knew what happened the entire week was gone and the vicious cycle would begin again. We really were doing great. We even began keeping tabs on just what we were eating and the amount of mindless junk, sugar and fat that we had been shoveling in took a huge nose dive.

The drive for this change came when I found out that I would be speaking twice at the hospitality convention that I’m attending at the end of this week. I thought, my God, I have to stand in front of a group of other industry professionals and convince them that I know what I’m talking about and I have to do that while being a big fatty, not good, not good at all. The worst fear was the fact that I have a genitic disposition to sweat buckets from my forehead when I’m nervous and the weight exacerbates the problem 100 fold. I’m sure that it won’t be an issue and no there is really going to care one way or another, the problem is that I care and repeatedly choose not to do anything about it.

I’ve been toying with this idea in my head of posting real time results and workouts on a daily basis on the site. I haven’t quite decided the best way to do it, but it’s something that I’m seriously considering. Maybe in that way I can kill two birds with one stone, regularly update the site and get my butt to the gym. This probably won’t be starting until the first of Nov, but who knows, I may start it tonight with the amount of guilt that I’m feeling. Sucks!

Part of the other issue that has brought this to light is that Wife and I went shopping over the weekend for a few things I need to fill in the closet, the goal was to be doing this with smaller sizes, not more of the same but that’s just what happened. The worst is that the rest of town is made up with large asses like mine so finding things in my size proves a little difficult. This is then compounded by the fact that we live in a town that is trying hard to grow, but when you really don’t have any competition what’s the point to carry a well stocked selection of items. This all resulted in a lot of frustration and turning to the online store to order something that I should have easily been able to find on the shelf. Oh well, no one’s fault but my own. Guess I should do something to change that.

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