March 7th, 2013
For the year 2013, I decided to finally get fit. I guess I got inspired by the people around me. Some are working out, most of them are dieting. But since I love food, I decided to stick to working out and slowly eat healthier. I really am not comfortable sweating in front of many people, unless when playing sports because most of them would usually focus on the game than me, but I have to suck it up and start somewhere right? I also realized that nobody really pays attention at the gym… well sometimes. So I enrolled at 360 Fitness Club for 6 months just to make me feel that I did pay for it. I also got a trainer to push me hard because I know I tend to procrastinate or easily get demotivated.
To be honest, I think I’m doing this 30% for myself, 70% to keep people off my back. But I believe in doing something because you want it not because of other people. So I had to make a paradigm shift (naks! sume-seven habits!). I decided to have a goal in mind, something that I would really like and that would motivate me.
That up there my friends, is Ronda Rousey. And yes I want something close to that kind of body. But not now. Baby steps, something realistic, something close to this:
I kind of regret taking my younger body for granted. I mean, I stuffed that body with 3 cups of rice and half plate of Almer’s sisig, or 2 cups of rice with Mike’s BRB chicken terriyaki, unli-rice at Tokyo Tokyo, beef pares at Pinoy Toppings, did not gain that much weight, but still wears baggy clothes, slouch a lot and walked like a guy (well until now).
I guess for the 6 months, I just want this back:
Okay okay, I know that’s still a lot for that span of time. Let’s lower our expectations. Maybe this will do:
I want to fit in my old board shorts. I want my knees to be able to carry my weight in long walks and climbs (longer than usual). I want arms that are ARMS not the size of my friends leg. I want a healthier me. I know I can outrun and outplay people who are thinner than me, but that’s not enough. I want this for myself. I WILL want this for myself.
Slowly working on it though. Adjusting my schedule, getting more sleep, moving around more. I like what one of the 360 ambassadors (the hot chick that I think is my neighbor) said that “good habits are like bad habits, they’re hard to break”. Hopefully I would make this a habit. I have nothing to lose (well except for pounds, white carbs, oily food, sweets, alcohol, etc).
I just hope I don’t turn out to be one annoying health buff. *crosses fingers*