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So. I weigh 190 lbs. My friend just got down to that weight, and I'm happy for him because that was his goal, but I'm UP to that weight for the first time in my life, and I feel like complete crap. I get out of breath bending over to tie my boots when I'm getting ready for work, let alone walking to the bus stop in the freezing cold temperatures and mounds of snow we're getting in Buffalo.  So needless to say, I am completely out of shape and I hate it.

I had been going to the gym for a little while, documented via Tumblr, and I was making some progress there, but when the cold weather hit that year, I started slacking, and then the gym was bought out by LA Fitness, and I decided I didn't want to trade in my local gym membership for a corporate gym membership and canceled my membership.  Meanwhile, I started doing DDP YOGA, which I absolutely love.  My problem is that everytime I start, I find some excuse not to do it.  "Well, this person was supposed to come over and do this with me, I don't want to get too far ahead."  Eventually, I started running with it and doing it every day - before I fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed my car.  Then I was too sore to do DDP YOGA.  So I got out of it again.  Now I have a start/stop relationship with the program again.  I feel like Diamond Dallas Page is going to jump out of the TV at some point and hit me with a Diamond Cutter.

Meanwhile, my amazing wife started really focusing on losing weight.  She became a vegetarian, joined a gym, and lost a bunch of weight.  She looks incredible, and she says she feels great too.  I tried going to the gym with her but wound up spending all of my time walking on the treadmill and watching The Big Bang Theory.  I just wasn't into it at all, so I didn't go anymore.

So now, I'm just some overweight, balding, out of shape dude with a smoking hot wife, and I feel like complete shit about it.  Yesterday, I decided to hit DDP YOGA again.  I didn't overdo it, I did YRG Energy, the first real workout in the set, and rather than say "screw it" and jump right into YRG Fat Burner, I backed off and stopped after one workout, while I still felt good.  On top of that, I decided to jump in and get the DailyBurn free trial. My wife has been wanting to get it, and since I feel like complete crap, I figure I'd check it out so maybe the two of us can work out at home and I can start slow.  I also need to start eating better, which I tend to do at home because she likes to eat healthy, but not so much when I'm at work.  I drink a 24oz Pepsi every night at work because I rely on the caffiene to keep me awake at my boring overnight job.  She keeps telling me to drink green tea.  And water.  Because I never drink water unless I'm working out.  I'll go through a glass or two during my DDP YOGA sessions.  I'm 33 years old, I need to turn this around and start getting into better habits and generally feeling better.  My hot wife deserves to have a husband who is in shape, at least.  Right?

Posted by ThinkSoJoE on Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:09 am
Category: Miscellaneous
Keywords: yoga, didn, membership, fitness, dailyburn, workout, tumblr