Everyone’s favorite thing is working out, right? Right? Anybody? Yeah. Let’s exert all this effort pushing, pulling and running but not actually accomplish anything productive like building something or running away from the bad guys. Sounds like a great plan doesn’t it?
This has pretty much been my outlook on working out for my whole life. I know, it’s kind of embarrassing and shameful and “no pain no gain bro” but honesty is important. It’s been said that Acceptance Is The First Step To Recovery and I guess it’s time for me accept it. I’ve been lazy. I’ve been really hard on my body and haven’t wanted to work out to fix it. I accept that. But now it’s time to change that! This year I’m going to get into shape.
Sidenote: I really wanted to say get “back in shape” but I honestly can’t remember a time where that “shape” wasn’t somewhat “round”. Honesty is important remember?
Why Am I Working Out?
Nope, it’s not a New Year’s Resolution and I’m not of the #NewYearNewMe mindset. I’m good.
I’ve tried a couple of times over the past few years to get in better shape, but I always made it about dieting and never worked out consistently. Generally speaking, by “dieting” I mostly mean portion control. At my size, that actually does really help a lot but it’s a bit of a stretch to call it a true “diet” I think. But anyways, if I can be honest with you all I really don’t feel comfortable in my own skin sometimes. No one wants to feel that way.
I’ve talked to the wife off and on about how I should start going to the gym, but it just wasn’t happening. I never prioritized it and I never honestly made any moves to make it happen. My in-laws (who I’m currently living with, but that’s a story for another time) threw a New Year’s Eve party with the family and I got to talking with my brother-in-law, Akileo. He just so happens to be in school for sports medicine and knows a thing or two about working out. He had mentioned previously that when I moved to Pennsylvania he’d train me. I never really thought of it as much more than a nice thing to offer when we live 5+ hours apart. Feeling a bit optimistic, I decided to ask him if we would really want to help me out. Of course, Aki is the man and agreed to train me.
So now the plan is to go to the gym every Tuesday and Thursday for four weeks and then see where we stand. I’m one session in and so far I hate it, but in the good way. Aki really kicked my butt yesterday and I’m still feeling it but this is what working out is. If I don’t keep working out, I’ll never become more physically super. So, onward I go into the wilderness of working out with my trainer and friend, Aki. I’ll keep you posted.
What about you?
Are you working out? Do you follow a diet or exercise regimen? How’s it going? I’d love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and let’s chat.
Let’s keep each other accountable. Here’s to being more super this year!