Weighing in on Obesity Part 2, Falling Down

"Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall!"

Remember that fairytale? Grimm Brothers were probably not thinking in terms of weight as more in terms of prosperity.

This past month I had a fall. Literally and figuratively. While biking to work one day, I fell off my bike. No major damage, just a little sore. When I did get to work, the boys (Toto and Joe) both remarked that if I had not been working out so much I may not have gotten up so quickly. More positive reasons for more healthier living. Eventually I had to go home so getting back on the bike was a must.

The main thing is that I got up and dusted myself off and continued. How many times have I stopped because of fear of failing or falling?

Since my workout regimen started almost a year ago, I developed bunions, boils, blisters, callouses, bruises, brainstorms, and pinched nerves. Not one of these conditions has stopped me; it may have set me back a little, but never ever stopped my quest to be and stay healthy, and active.

"All the Kings Horses and all the King's men, couldn't put Humpty together again."

I always wondered if the Grimm brothers had lived today, would they be able to write that part of the verse?

Not! You have this ability to put yourself back together again, I did; it is a struggle and it is not going to happen over night. But when you give yourself the time, (and you are worth that) and put in the effort, amazing changes can start to happen.

My time started with a visit to my local gym, where I met Mike Karban, my personal fitness guru. He owns and operates Totally Toned at Miller's Gym. I started off with weight training 3 days a week for one hour, after a few weeks we started to add cardio. Add to that all the dog walks and riding my bike to and from work and still putting in close to 55 hours of work a week, and to date, I have taken off 100 pounds.

And the food, man can you trip that up in a hurry. On the week that I hit 100 pounds, I remained pretty quiet about the whole thing, then when the second week came in and it was a solid 100 I celebrated with a trip to Cold Stone Creamery. Not good but at the time much needed.

The next morning I woke up, got on the treadmill, then later in the day worked out with Mike.

If you're sitting on a wall and you're ready to fall, I can only hope that you land where I did, and put your self back together again! You're worth it!

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Volume 2, Issue 12, Posted 10:50 PM, 07.11.2010