Monday, December 19, 2016

My Fitness To Fat Back To Fit.......I'm WINNING and so can YOU!

April 2016
2001 at age 37 "Hot"
This was my predicament at least 8 months ago, when I embarked on a no-more excuses program, having been, saddened, and disgusted at how noticeably out of shape I had allowed myself to become in my early 50s. To think that I was the epitome of …no laughing…”of what someone might call “Hot” until my early 40’s .

Men in their fifth decade, who were once sports stars, or athletes in general can relate to my mindset, when I would tell myself over and over again, I’ll start tomorrow, no big deal…I can still do what I use to in order to get back in shape. Boys were we ever wrong.

This type of thinking is played out everyday, in regular individuals who were not athletes, but were once in shape, and now find themselves overweight.

How did I get to this point, how did I ever let myself go? Tired of the self pity, and so was everyone around me. I mean it was bad enough that I would tell myself enough was enough, but to constantly tell my family that tomorrow was the day…. boy did they ever get tired of that saying.

2016 Age 52
Well at the end of the day it was just me, and I had to remind myself just as I did when I was living a competitive lifestyle, that I was a WINNER, no matter the circumstances, and would get through this as a WINNER. I was responsible for creating this miserable feeling which can be exacerbated when people who once knew me before the bulge was quick to inform me that I was carrying a bit of extra luggage about the belly.

Many of us fall and stumble down this rode, when our partying and eating anything and everything is no longer balanced by our youthful metabolic rate and regular exercise.

At this age, and with a hectic schedule, having a six-pack was no longer at the top of my to do list.

The trigger for my wanting to regain control of my body, and shape it to something resembling normalcy, was after a promise to my father before he passed at 82.  My father was the epitome of in shape at his age, and I remember vividly, when he said son, you are getting big, you need to lose that weight, so that you can live to see your kids grow old, and give you grandchildren just as I have.

That conversation was the "WHY", that drove me to get up and get moving. Today I find myself not only enjoying a healthier lifestyle again, but sharing with others who are in the same situation as I once was.

Dwight Obey, Independent AdvoCare Distributor