Day One of My Weight Lost Journey
Well, I started working-out again with the help of my
son Angelo, today Monday August 14, 2011. I Jogged very little, mostly walked,
threw a few kicks, a few punches and a few combinations. The whole pitiful
work-out lasted an hour. I have such a long way to go!
You know, we laugh about our weight, we make jokes
about the food we eat, but the reality is that when we look at ourselves in the
mirror without a shirt right before taking a shower, it is then, no longer
funny. When we can no longer sleep facedown because of the amazing pressure we place
on our bellies, it is sad. When our pants are so, tight that they leave a mark on
our waist, it is pretty disgusting. When we use belts just for decoration
because truly, they are not needed to hold our pants, it is pretty
heartbreaking. When our bellies are so, big that our waistline moves south, it
is indeed, painful. The reality is that physically, I feel terrible; I have strayed
away from the zone of training and taking care of myself. Now, I must do something
about this or this fat is going to kill me!
Recently, I reach my worst weight ever. In April of
this year, my scale told me that I was 264 pounds. I did lose twenty pounds in
a matter of weeks by just limiting my carbohydrate consumption, but I was so
far off, that twenty pounds did not make much of a difference. By the time my
trip to Puerto Rico came in July 8 of this year, I was down to 244. I gained eight
pounds in my two week vacation in my beautiful island. Oh my land, I was out of
control! It was almost like as soon as I got to the Airport in San Juan, Puerto
Rico; the spirit of gluttony placed me on a choke hold. I am only 5’7”; 264 pounds
is indeed, shameful, devastating, unhealthy and extremely dangerous.
It is very frustrating for
me to start all over again. I know what it is to be in great shape! I am a
former Track and Field athlete, a former boxer, baseball player and martial
artist. I am a second degree Black Belt in Kick Boxing and have a first degree
Black Belt in Taekwondo. I am in the United States, Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
I know better! Yet, I still neglect myself. Not only am I starting all over
again, but this is the worst start ever because I am at my worst physically! With
my unhealthy habits, I have moved farther and farther from being healthy. So,
if before it took five miles to get there, now it will take fifteen, figuratively
speaking! At this very moment, I am at 245 pounds. At least I am 19 pounds away from
the 264 in April! Help me Lord!
“May God himself,
the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul
and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
(I Thessalonians 5:2)
TO BE CONTINUED…