What it’s all about: The Why.

exercise-motivation-requiredEveryone wants to lose weight! Skinny people, fat people, small people, tall people, all people, mall people, Saul Peoples (my barber), but let’s not get all Seuss about it. This is really about me, not everyone else. But it’s also about you, soooo that might kind of negate that…

The thing of it is I’ve been trying for a long time. The only time where I consistently lost weight was when I wasn’t trying. I was a merchandiser (the guy who builds those big displays) for Coke and it kept me on my feet for 10 hours a day lifting and moving and sweating. As far as exercise routines go, it was great and I got paid to do it. It was so great that I got promoted into the sales team and… did you know that restaurants like to give you free things when you’re their sales person? By things I mean food. Free food. 5 days a week! And I lived by some of these places, so, on occasion, 7 days a week I ate breakfast or lunch or dinner for free. Goodbye weight loss, hello delicious Sabatino’s pizza and gnocchi (though not together, but now that I think about it…).

That broke me. Not just figuratively or spiritually, but physically. [Read more…]