Times Are Changing

Keep Rollin’

It happened. Yup, I began to fall off the weight train. I was in the locker room getting ready for the gym. I looked in the mirror and had a slight freak out moment. I didn’t think I was loosing as much weight as I wanted and that the past month and half had been for nothing. I tried to convince myself that I shouldn’t go to North Carolina and that I should just give up. Needless to say, the phrase killer whale and bikini came to my mind. Then pretty crazy things took place really quickly.

I calmed down a little bit and still went to the gym. I was on the tread mill, walk for 20 minutes and run/cool down for 10. The thing is I’ve never been able to run for long periods of time. Who am I kidding, if I can run for two minutes I’m doing well. I usually listen to “Pump you up” music. My choice is Limp Bizkit “Faith” and “Rollin'”. I listened to “Faith” and ran the whole time. Phase one complete. Then “Rollin'” came on. I kept running, “Breathe in breathe out, keep rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ what?!” and I did. I ran for both songs! That’s seven minutes and 35 seconds. To some that’s not very long at all, for me it was a marathon.

After sweating my butt off I got off the tread mill. I went over to the arm machines to start toning. This woman who walked beside me on the treadmills was already using the arm machines, she took a big breath and said “Ugh, they say you feel better. But I just don’t want to do this”. And I said, “I know what you mean”. Under her breath, “Yeah like you have anything to worry about”. I made a slight face that someone I didn’t really know would say that. She saw and responded, “Not that you shouldn’t. I just mean you are obviously fit and a beautiful girl, you don’t have to do this everyday.” I just laughed it off. But those words made me realize so much.

We all fall off the train or wagon or tricycle, whatever your metaphoric weight transportation is. I’m going to have my bad days, I’m going to have my “fat” days. But… I’m going to have my good days too. I’m going to have “I look good today” and my “hey I went up those stairs without any problem” days. We all have days, it’s up to us how we deal with them. If we’re lucky we can have both days in one. Don’t deny your days, embrace them. They are what reminds us why we’re on the weight train.

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  1. * Elisa says:

    Hehe…”metaphoric weight transportation”…you crack me up Paco!

    And kudos to you for accepting and embracing the highs and lows of creating a lasting and positive change in your life. It definitely isn’t easy. And sure, some days you’ll look in the mirror and think badness. But other days you’ll notice the new sculpt to your calf muscles and show off your “guns” at the dinner table.

    As long as you dwell in the good more than the bad, then you know you are in the right frame of mind. It’s when the bad starts creeping up more and more that you have to be worried…

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 7 months ago
  2. * Amy says:

    Don’t be worried! I’m doing pretty well 🙂 “You like that? Wanna see it again” is going to come along more and more I am sure of it! Thanks for the support and always having my back! You light up my life… hehe 😉

    | Reply Posted 12 years, 7 months ago

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