I am so sick…

…of being fat.

I went clothes shopping today with Boyband, and I swear, I am a huge blobby mess of blech.

I need to lose about 2 inches off of my waist, and my entire gut needs to disappear.

The good news is, I joined a new gym that is right accross the street from my office. I am going to make myself go every single day. I must stay motivated! There’s no reason for me to be so damn pudgy.

I’m sure it would help with the ladieth as well, if I didn’t look like I was four months pregnant all the time.

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~ by Matt Stratton on July 30, 2004.

10 Responses to “I am so sick…”

  1. Rock on!

    Will we get some before/after pictures?

  2. Rock on!

    Will we get some before/after pictures?

  3. if you buy your season pass to wilmot, you’ll have a snow-board buddy. or skiing. .. whatever. that’s the only regular exercise regimen tom has ever been able to stick with. plus, it’s good training for february! 🙂

  4. You still look good to me. 🙂

  5. Not that you need a testimonial from me, and I’m sure lots of what I may say will be stuff you may have heard or read before, but I have one or two things that may help.

    I’ve recently discovered that eating right has sent my energy thru the roof. I’ve always been stubborn in the past with certain bad foods, but since I’ve held a strict change in what I eat, I’ve found that I can’t really eat junk much anymore. I literally feel my body suffer afterwards. The “South Beach” diet is a good primer. I never bought the book, but I read up on it and loosely followed the guidelines. However, I’ve been changing my eating habits a bit thru trial and error.

    I totally recommend getting the August issue of “Men’s Health” magazine. They’re touting “The Abs Diet.” It contains 12 superfoods that will help you cut the gut while you eat healthy. I just bought the issue today out of curiosity and I found that I’m already eating most of those 12 foods for the past few months, and my figure has slimmed considerably. I’m going to try and follow their diet, I may have to wait till I’m back from Greece since I don’t know what to expect out there. But check the it out. I believe Men’s Health also mentions the diet on their website.

    Hit that gym too! And I KNOW you don’t want to hear this tip, but I’d say cut the cigarettes for a bit.

    I bet if you hit the ground running you’ll see a rapid difference in less than 2 weeks.

    And that’s the end of my long testimonial that I told you I wouldn’t give you. Forgive me.

  6. Pilates! Look up a good instructor. i promise you that this paired with some cardio will be your most efficient use of time. Hey, You’re a busy guy. Good luck staying motivated. 🙂

  7. Pilates! Look up a good instructor. i promise you that this paired with some cardio will be your most efficient use of time. Hey, You’re a busy guy. Good luck staying motivated. 🙂

  8. I got to the point where I was disgusted with my body image…being pudgy, etc. I just hit that point where I couldn’t stomach it anymore.

    I know you’ve read my journal for awhile…so you know the success I’ve had on Atkins.

    Real Atkins. Not TV Atkins. Reduced portions, low carb foods, et al.

    I swear by it. Read the book, join the Atkins communities, great source of info.

    40 lbs down, and now I’m at the gym everyday and a have a personal trainer. It works.

    Good Luck, Matt!

  9. I feel like I am in the same boat. And surrounded by pretty people all the time. I have found some limited sucess with going out walking/jogging in the evening after I get home from work. I did not do so well this weekend though, lost some of the ground I had made up last week.

  10. I have a free Pilates lesson tomorrow.

    I did my first free trainer session today; I am going to get 12 sessions with him and hit it hard for six weeks. His plan has a lot more to do with resistence training than cardio, which is a theory I already subscribe to anyway, so this should be good!

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