I've struggled with my weight for most of my adult life. I could make a ton of excuses...a series of 4 surgeries in my late teens/early 20's that had a huge impact on weight gain to the plantar fasciitis and broken ankle just recently. The reality is, if I am honest with myself, I don't do what I need to do. I enjoy my sweets too much and I don't move enough. Period. I've always said "later" and believed that eventually I would get control. Sure, I've done the gym thing...in fact, I have belonged to most of the gyms in town but I never stayed committed. You go to the gym and after about 4 - 6 weeks, you start finding excuses. Too tired, meeting, I'll go tomorrow. Pretty soon, you aren't going anymore. Later.
I love what I do in radio and I'm kinda good at it. But, I have never been as good at is as I could be because of my weight. Sounds silly, but often I think about those public performances that we do. In the media, we are judged harshly. I know, I've been guilty of making those comments about public figures myself and I'm sure that people say things like "oh....she's a big girl!" So, I limit my performances out in the public eye. Sadly, I sit on the bench, jealous of the players on the field and the only reason I am not a player is because of me, not the coach. I have been a spectator in my own life, not the active participant that I should be. When you take inventory of all of this stuff, it doesn't feel good. The good thing is, at any time we can change it all.
I turned 45 last summer. It was a bittersweet time - a look back at 45 years, not real happy with what I had done but knowing that I have another 45. It was time to "get to gettin'!" I made a lot of changes, but there was this one thing that I hadn't really addressed yet. My health, my weight and the self esteem tied to it. I haven't bought myself new clothes in years and I don't look in full body mirrors. I know what is there, I don't like to look at it. But besides how I look, I am very unhealthy!! VERY!!! It is time to change things!! NOW!
Time for an action plan...
I went in to Adamsons Peak Performance and layed it all out there. I have nothing to lose anymore...well, you know what I mean! I am in the worst shape of my life and I need help. I didn't know where to start, didn't know what I was capable of and needed professionals. People to say "this is what you need to do to fix this." They have been amazing. Steve and Joe set me up with Trina, my trainer - an amazing woman who has been where I have been and got her body in shape 12 years ago. (btw, she looks amazing...seriously!) She knows what it feels like and with hard work and dedication did it for herself so I know I can do this too.
FIrst order of business? No more diet coke. Tough one, but worth it? I'd say so.
Second order of business? Time to move. Training started with a bang. The first week, I hurt worse than I have ever hurt before - I was weak, haven't used my muscles in so long and they screamed that message at me. The cool thing though? I know that we worked all those muscles. I am working out!! And, I am doing it effectively! You know what that means? IT MEANS THAT I AM DOING THIS!!!!
Anyhow, we are off to a good start. I won't tell you my starting weight (at least not until I get a little bit away from it) but I started with 44% body fat. (*ouch*) Will take measurements soon to give you progress. Here is their logo and a link if you want to check them out. Call Steve at 221-8006...he's awesome at answering questions and showing you what they do. Pics and updated stats soon...
Return to: Chellie Lynn Blog