I am getting addicted to lifting weights. I don’t know if it’s a guy thing but picking up heavy objects makes me feel more manly. I used to be excited for the results that the gym would bring but now I am actually excited to work out. It was very apropos that the the song “Hurts So Good” by John Mellencamp came on at the end of my workout. It was perfect theme music for the end of my workout.
I have been thinking about WHY I love weight lifting. It’s the resistance. When I lift, I go all out. It’s an inner strength that gets that last rep up when your muscles say no. It’s mind over body constantly. Resistance is manifested physically in exercise but even if you win the battle at the gym, the resistance war is far from over.
I am starting to think of food like I think of lifting weights. The boss brings a box of cookies to share. Eating the whole box is out of the question, easily possible, but I am far from that now. The idea of “maybe just one”, to me, is like loading a barbell with weight I know I can easily lift. It’s still better than not lifting just like one cookie is better than eating the whole box. When I see it that way, it’s easy to see that I am robbing myself of results. Deciding that I will have NO cookies, even though they look awesome, is like adding a little more weight than I think I can really do then barely getting the last rep, grunting and struggling until the end. Resistance training in food is just as, if not more, important than resistance training at the gym.
Join the resistance! Great warriors of weight loss have gone before you. These are people who are not celebrity endorsed or part of a weight loss reality show. They are people who are banding together through blogs, facebook & twitter to no longer live under the tyranny of their own apathy, excuses and fat. You are not alone! 60 million Americans, 20 years and older are obese. 9 million children and teens ages 6-19 are overweight. You are REALLY not alone!
Join the resistance! Like Alan, Allan, Zeusmeatball , and Tony. Fight your way through the excuses like Sarah, Lyn and Tiff. Laugh in the face of the struggle before you like Jack and NoMoreBacon.
These people inspire me. While I am doing this for me and my family and my life, I am proud to fight in the resistance along side them. Join us and and the MANY other people fighting the good fight. We are not better than you, we are not smarter than you, we have just chosen to FIGHT!
Anyone CAN do this. The challenge is to do what anyone COULD do … what everyone SHOULD do … but most of us DON’T do.
Nobody can MAKE you fat. No one made me shove 8 tacos in one sitting down my pie hole. I did it. I chose to sit on my couch instead of living life. I chose apathy over health.