Cranking it into Shape!

My girlfriend always wants to slap me whenever I call myself fat, but it’s true. I am in the worst shape I have ever been it, all thanks to laziness. It’s something that I’ve tried changing countless times over the years, but just like everything else I always give up on my health and well-being after a while.

I figured that working at Vitamin Shoppe and selling hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars worth of protein powder and other fitness products on a daily basis would be the perfect motivation for me to start looking into it again. I was going through a bunch of boxes at the apartment before I left for work and discovered my old stash of protein, post-workout, meal-replacement and other vitamins from the last time I was super serious about losing weight and gaining muscle. It definitely saves me a bunch of money I was going to use my first paycheck to invest in all that stuff. Instead, that money can go towards groceries and maybe treating Alexis to a little surprise date night after work on Friday.

It’ll be a few weeks before I can pay off my overdue balance at Planet Fitness and be able to be a member of them again, but fortunately our complex has a tiny gym in it where I can knock out a little workout until I can start “shredding” it up.

Dieting has always been the thing that trips me up and causes me to fall back to my old habits without getting anywhere. But now that Lex and I are in charge of our own cooking and grocery shopping (thank God she wants to get into working out and eating healthy with me!) I don’t think that will be a problem anymore. Eggs in the morning, tuna/cottage cheese/fruit for lunch, and chicken and veggies for dinner with a cheat day once in a while. Water instead of pop. You’d think it would be super easy to eat like this every day, but for someone stubborn like myself who is always craving the unhealthy things, it’s really not.

The reason I’m saying all of this is because hopefully once I really get going and stuff I will be posting a lot about my workout and eating goals and checking in daily as a way to hold myself accountable. CrapPile won’t turn into my personal weight loss journey or anything like that. I’m not that big. Hell, ask a lot of people who I’ve talked to and they will tell me that I’m not, but I know better. My phone is comfortably resting on my belly as I type this. That’s all the proof I need right there.

Hopefully sometime in the future it will be resting on a healthy set of abs when I update this site…

2 thoughts on “Cranking it into Shape!”

  1. I completely feel you on the lazy thing! While I don’t want a whole lot of muscle, I’ve put on a lot of weight. I’m currently working on losing it all too! It’s so hard to eat healthy consistently for me as like you I seem to crave the unhealthy. Good luck on your journey and I can’t wait to read all about it!

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