“When are you due?” asked the inquisitive old woman behind the counter. I had to take a minute to process what she had just asked me. The reason I was so surprised is because I was not pregnant. I sheepishly blushed and made up a date, grabbed my pizza, and exited the shop.
What I really wanted to do is melt into a puddle and toss the delicious pie into the trash. I trudged through the door with tears in my eyes, set the pizza on the counter, and plopped on the couch. When did this happen? Was it just the shirt I was wearing? How on earth did I let myself go?
It was then that I came to the unfortunate realization that I have become “relationship comfortable.” Long gone are the days where I would go on a date and order a salad; now that we’ve been together for an extended time, I actually sit and eat. Life is too short to not enjoy a good meal. In fact, I have gotten so good at it, that it feels like that is all I do anymore: sit and eat. And it shows.
I can feel the physical changes. I have no energy and I am not happy. I can make up a million reasons why I let this happen. I am a busy person. I live off of Taco Bell and beer. Sweatpants are comfortable - so is this relationship.
Excuses aside, something needs to be done; not only for my physical appearance, but also my overall health. Every girl has a part of themselves they are unhappy with. For me, it is the spare tire I seem to have acquired, and it’s not for my Toyota.
So I am doing something about it.
I have signed up for boot camp. Not the scary kind with angry drill sergeants and uncomfortable footwear, but bridal boot camp (without the bride!) at Changes Fitness (37 Tener St., Luzerne) for an eight-week training program.
The camp is run by Jessica Yanik. A personal trainer and mother of four, she will not listen to my excuses of “it’s all baby weight,” especially because my “baby” is now six years old.
The workout sessions are three times a week, one hour per session. I am going this week for my initial fitness (or lack thereof) evaluation. I will then be updating you on my progress with bi-weekly body fat analysis and updates as my Taco Bell addiction will be squashed by Jessica’s nutrition counseling, and my spare tire by her cardio and strength training classes.
After speaking to a few members of the existing camp, it seems I am in for some pain with lots to gain, so I am really excited to get started. I will be reporting back over the next eight weeks with the results.
Wish me luck in getting out of my fat funk! I am ready to be a big loser.