In A Slump  

rm_CENSO 43M
36 posts
10/13/2005 8:45 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

In A Slump

I don't know about you all, but I have a tough time sticking with anything for a long time, specifically ... a workout regimen.

I'm overweight, constantly tired, and not happy about how I look or feel. I go through a period where I'm motivated, I'll get on the right track, and then one of life's lemons hits me square on the head and throws me off whack and I wind up falling off the band wagon. That's when I go back to the chicharrones, soda, and whatever the fuck else I'm in the mood for.

Why does that happen? Even more troubling, why do I allow it?

It bothers me more because I know what the right answers are. I know that persistence overcomes resistance. I know that if you always do what you've always done ... you'll always get what you've always got. Well, leave it up to a good mentor friend of yours to make you realize ... "If you know something and don't do it - then you really don't know it". Guess I know what smokers go through in their head when they say "I can quit anytime I want to ... I just don't want to right now".

I feel like a slob. Yea yea, women tell me how sexy I am, how it's attractive for a man to have a muscular build with a soft 'n round mid-section - the Tony Soprano look, only with a full head of hair, and yunno ... bigger muscles . I suppose if that is who I always was, then I'd be destined for that look. But you see, I'm NOT like that. I know what I used to look like and weigh before, and I know that if I really ... REALLY commit myself, I CAN get there again. For if you really want something bad enough, you'll stop at nothing to achieve it. What the mind can conceive and believe ... it can achieve.

And yes, I understand the whole concept of aging, and slower metabolism, blah blah blah. Although true, I think they are excuses for people not to get up off their lazy asses and try to better themselves. I mean, it may sound narcissistic, but lets face it ... when you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you accomplish more and become a better overall person. And the byproduct? EXCELLENT HEALTH!

Let's face it, far as I'm concerned, we've only got one life to live. Do I want to spend it always being self-conscious about myself, running out of breath by going up a simple flight of stairs, having a hard time tying my shoelaces because of a pot belly? I'm not saying those things happen to me now, but if I don't smarten up, lickety split and do something about it soon, that future seems very promising.

So back to the lemons; losing a family member can do that to you. That's part of life. When you fall down, just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep on moving. With that said, in the next few days to come, I'm going to take action on getting my life back on track. There's a saying that goes "If you want to make changes in your life, you've got to make changes in your life".

Posting my intentions publicly here on this blog, may just be the driving force, that everlasting motivation I need to keep my butt in gear when I'm starting to slack off. Whether one person sees it, or 100, it's publicly posted for all to see ... especially myself. It'll be a reality check that would stare me back in the face, and not just something I could ignore and shrug off. I suppose that's why all the self-help books always tell you to write down your goals 'n shit, so you can't just "ooops" accidentally forget about them.

Well this is good, my attitude is positive, my spirits are high, and a kick-start motivation is in place to get this started. I'm going to sign up at a gym tomorrow, hire a personal trainer for exact and precise nutritional consumption for my desired goals, and I'm going to post ALL of my progress here. More to follow ...


LatinFullFigured 41F

10/14/2005 5:07 am

CONGRATULATIONS!! You do always seem like the individual to not only talk his talk, but walk the walk.

Good luck on your new mission and may you accomplish your goal.

Perhaps you have/will inspire others. Maybe reading this will make them look in the mirror and follow in your steps.

rm_Screw696969 42M/38F

10/14/2005 5:33 am

Good for you. It is often hard for people to get motivated, not just health wise but in a lot of areas. I find it easier if you have a buddy to give you a good swift kick in the ass sometimes. Before I moved (back in May) I spent a lot of time with one friend that was a major driving force in many things for me and I for her. We were always very supportive of each other and often participated in activities together to keep each other on track. A lot of times just verbal support and reinforcement helps.

rm_CENSO 43M
18 posts
10/14/2005 6:50 am

Thank you ladies. Of course, it's ALWAYS more motivation to see sexy mami's checking me out and acknowledging the self-inflicted challenge.

Uh oh, the pressure's on ...

fla_girl34 47F
2 posts
10/14/2005 1:31 pm

Damn he's fine.{sigh}.....Thats from Destiny

rm_CENSO 43M
18 posts
10/14/2005 3:34 pm

haha, I thought Destiny already found her man and rode happily off into the sunset.

fla_girl34 47F
2 posts
10/17/2005 8:38 am

Does that mean she cant think or say you're fine?? lol

rm_CENSO 43M
18 posts
10/19/2005 7:17 am

You're absolutely right slave woman. Ty ty ty, to Destiny for the compliment and for fla_girl for delivering the message! Muuuuuuuuuuah!

heavensent1123 53F

10/24/2005 1:21 pm

Hey Censo, keep me up to date PLEASE!!!!! BTW, what the hell are chicharrones????? Also, let me know if the personal trainer is worth the cost, we could all use some good ideas and a good trainer, especially getting rid of those "trouble" spots.

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