Saturday, August 1, 2009

Insanity is 100 percent mental

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Rebounding can be dificult, but I'm learning that it's 100% mental. 

I would not say I was a yo-yo dieter, but I tend to flucuate in my weight depending on my workload and stress.  I've had high points, like turning 40 years old weighing 185 lbs, which is less than I weighed when I was 26 years old.  But that high point was preceeded by my lowest point, October 2002, age 35, when I woke up one day and discovered I had balooned up to 247 lbs.

After losing the weight, I've kept a good diet, been active, and have not seen the dark side of 200 lbs again.  But I have floated up to the high 190's, As recently as 6 months ago there was a little voice in my head that was saying... "you're older now, just accept it, you're not going to get down there ever again."   Now I'm back down to 183lbs!!!  It is all mental!!!  It's about finding a way to silence the voice of defeat and replacing it with a more positive voice.  Age is nuthin' but a number!! My goal is to prove that the calendar is lying.  I want to be able to say "I'm healthier, more fit, and can do more with my body at age 43, than I could when I was 25, in the Air Force, boxing, scuba diving, and lifting weights nearly every day. 

To acheive this, I'm dedicating myself to a 60 day, hard-core fitness program, Shaun T's Insanity.  This program uses no equipment, no weights, not even a chin-up bar.  It's MAX Interval cardio and resistance training.  The way I see it however is this workout too is 100% mental.  Its about not stopping when you are tired, not giving up, always pushing through, and doing your maximum each and every time.

Monday is Day 1, fit test, measurements, before photos, etc.  I am determined to follow this program like a religion, word for word, meal by meal, no missed workouts... my goals is set, it's not a specific weight or measurement, it's a feeling, an attitude, its the journey not the destination.

It's 100% Mental.


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