Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Fatty Reads "Motivational" Transformation Stories

Always easy to find an excuse! 
Lately I've been "liking" a lot of fitness pages on Facebook. These pages are supposed to be motivational and really help me remember to push myself everyday. They have some great motivational messages that really get your mind in the right place to get off your ass and hit the weights.

I would like something similar to this at the end of my road.
Sometimes they are just an interview with someone really motivatingly sexy that it makes you want to get up and get that body for yourself.  I find these simple pictures or interviews usually to be pretty motivational but what has been driving me crazy about them lately is this sentence "I've always been pretty active..."

Good for you man. I'm glad you've always been "pretty active"

Motivation for the ladies. 

Let me tell you about my road. I've never been very active. I had a couple of stints of activity over the years but I've never been an active person and to be honest the daily grind of calorie counting and weight lifting and the gym is starting to drive me a little bonkers in the head. Every website or book I read contradicts every other website or book I read, I'm starting to think no one actually knows much of anything, they just make it up as they go along.

You know what is really starting to weigh me down? This extra 120 pounds I'm carrying. Every day I realize more and more just how fat the Fatty is. It's absolutely incredible how blind you can be to a mirror or pictures or a video camera. Then you go for a run, or try to climb a couple flights of stairs, or start working out every day while looking at pictures like these and that road just starts to stretch out in front of you further and further and further until the "maintain" section of the journey is so far away, it might as well be on a different planet.

Not that I'm quitting, I'm far from it. I'm just starting to learn that not all fitness "transformation" stories are motivating to all people. I'm sure there are some high-metabolism-eat-whatever-they-want skinnies out there that see those stories about the "always been active" people and I'm sure they think, "Well shit, if he can do it, so can I!" and that's super great for them but those stories don't work for the Fatty. They just remind me that someone else has a shorter road and that I have to push my fatness twice as hard as them if I want to achieve anything close to that in twice the time it will take them.

At the end of the day though, working out feels better than not working out. Having muscles starting to show, feels better than only seeing fat. Doing something feels better than complaining or not participating because you can't breath. Motivational stories seem to be lacking and they need more Fatties like me to step up their game and show them all what motivation can really be.
Be the next motivational story and make it one to remember!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Follow the Fatty on Facebook!

I just wanted to let you all know that I am definitely still in the gym every day, there is no stopping this fat train from leaving the station! I am not doing very well with updating the blog regularly but I am updating the Facebook page quite often so follow the fatty there!


And tell your friends! Fatty needs constant motivation :p

Oh, did I mention I've dropped two belt sizes?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Fatty Meets Dissapointment

Wow. So it's been about two weeks since my last weigh in on the 19th. I just finished a workout, drank some protein, took a shower and weighed myself. 332. The exact freaking same. I thought for sure that I would have shocked my body into some kind of loss. I weighed myself on my home scale about a week ago and I was five pounds less but this was the same scale as the first time and the same weight.

How does that happen after two weeks of monitoring food intake and hitting the gym? I don't know but it pisses me off. There is no way the last two weeks have just been building muscle. When you weigh 300+ you should see pretty immediate results when you make even the slightest of changes. It takes a lot of energy to carry around all this extra weight and while I don't think I've been eating the calories, I may have been drinking them.

I don't drink heavily but I do drink every day and I drink really really good craft beer. The craft beer I tend to drink is full of flavor and usually has a higher than average ABV (that's alcohol percentage). See alcohol is carbs and carbs are calories, ultimately. I've tried to bring down my consumption but my second job is at a micro-brewery and let's be honest, free (or seriously discounted) AMAZING beer is not something to be said no to. But I will have to start guessing how many calories are in that beer and start cutting them out of my day earlier. Ah well, I never liked the idea of "dieting" but making changes, slowly, that seems sustainable to me. Cutting out craft beer, not a change I'm willing to make. Drink Local Beer!

All that being said something is going to have to change. My whole body is shaking from today's workout.  The next time I step on that scale, it better be under 330 or I'm going to.. Well I will probably just keep on working out. BUT I won't be happy! I added this super awesome move that kicked my ass. The impacts of it really sneak up on you.

Check it out.