For I'm beginning to get tired hiding behind my own shadow.
And I'm getting weary thinking about if I would last a decade with the abuses I'm giving to my deteriorating body.
Lastly, I'm beginning to get tired ogling at some other buff bodies when I can develop my own.
I guess, it's time to claim my own place.
After all, whatever happens, It's my body and my health that mattered.
Act of Liberation, February 13, 2006
By now, my average weight is pegged at 190 lbs. That is an excess of 35: an equivalent of half the total load that I used to lift for my Benchpresses when I was still in top shape. I would have lamented how the girth of my midsection has expanded, or how I get tired even without lifting an arm if it's not because of my own doing. Since December, I ceased going to Eclipse. My busy schedule won't allow me to travel from my place to the gym in Mabini or Shaw. I tried to compensate by enrolling at a nearby workout place and to be the Weatherman's coach, (he decided to enroll at the gym too to get himself bulkier) but I would usually go and burn the carbs when the significant other decides to join. With an unchecked food intake, an inconsistency of a slob, a metabolic rate that gets slower with age, and a complacency afforded by being domesticated, I have lost the edge. Like blogging, I engage myself in some physical activity from time to time just to remind myself that I am still into body building.
But it isn't working anymore.
I would have let things fall further into the curb and wait for a disaster to claim this corpulent frame. But with more and more of my clothes getting tighter by the week, and with the growing fear of some ancient maladies like diabetes and heart disease finally catching up, I decided to take matters into my own hands by squeezing a fitness activity to restore what was mine just last year.
I am perfectly aware that it will be a long shot, but if my most recent blood pressure check-up were any indication, I think the body has already tossed some beginner's luck for encouragement.
"Just 30 minutes of workout three times a week will do fine." My mother's doctor said.
I used to spend 2 hours at the gym lifting heavy iron plates.
"Talaga doc?" I was brimming with excitement. There's hope after all.
"Oo naman, no need to punish your body."
While I have already claimed my place and I am no longer attracted to men with muscular bodies, I think I owe myself a favor by just being healthy. There is no need to post my progress for other's validation.
A mere commitment will do.
A mere commitment will do.
With this in mind, I have resolved to put on my tattered running shoes and at least during the downtimes between my two jobs, hit the gym or jog at the Malacanang grounds if I were to preserve myself for at least another decade.
One way or another, I'll make a comeback. I have already lived the lifestyle.