Saturday, January 3, 2009
New Year..... New You.
Well, the new year has officially begun. I say this not because it is already January 3rd, but because the Special K commercials, the Gym Membership commercials, and the work out video commercials are all flooding the TV. Hell, when Ms. M and I were in Wall to Wall Mart, they had huge displays of work out DVD's and exercise equipment! I guess the weight loss race is on for all of America. What really gets me is none of these commercials, products, and spokespeople say very much about just being healthy. You know, "I'm OK, you're OK, we're all OK.... but if you feel like you may want to drop a few pounds, or maybe work on getting a little more muscle tone, let us help you." Most of the advertisements are full of impossibly thin women and buff, burly men who swear by what ever product they are touting being the reason for said buff thinness! Then there are all the magazines. There's Cosmo, Mademoiselle, Glamour, and all the rest telling me they have the super duper secret to diet success, or that they have the key, life changing ingredient to making me thinner and happier. The actual diet centers that advertise are a little better. Most of them say they want to make you healthier in the new year, but they still show tiny women in stretchy spandex. If I am going to go to one of these places I most definitely do not want to be standing next to the toothpick woman during the weigh in. WTF man?? I also don't want to go to the gym and have to do the elliptical next to the young hot thing from the local university who has her ecologically friendly water bottle, iPod, and matching bandanna and ponytail holder along with her little tank top and shorts that proclaim she is a "Hottie" on the back of her little, gravity free, non existent ass! (Oh my, did I rant for a bit there?)
Right now, I am over weight. I know it. I am pretty OK with it. The parts of me that aren't OK are my knee, that I still have bits of 13th Street and 39th Avenue in Gainesville, FL in it. It complains about hauling my fat ass around every once in a while. My back, that still goes out on me every once in a while, most recently during a wonderful morning of absolutely amazing sex with HHH. It isn't happy with me being a little rolly polly. Then there are my feet. After a day in a theme park, they are barking at me. They are just as happy about hauling my fat ass around as my knee. God only knows what my insides look like. At my last check up, I had normal blood pressure, normal heart rates, and normal cholesterol's.... but how long can I keep that up? How long will Lady Karma let me get by? At 36, I don't think I should be pushing the envelope to much more..... so I am just going to say for this year, I'd like to change just a few things, like drinking more water, or really trying to stick to the Gluten free diet like I should be. I don't want to go all out, gung ho, and head first in to the new year.....
I just want to nibble my into it a little at a time.
What are you guys doing?