Monday, January 28, 2013
Be on the lookout... I've lost an old friend. I am ashamed to say that I am not sure exactly when it happened (early 40s I believe), but sometime in the last several years, I've seem to have misplaced my metabolism. I actually think it might have run ran away from home with the constant abuse and lack of appreciation. I can't really blame it, but either way, it's gone. Kaput! I miss my old friend and want it back. Desperately!
I've tried luring it back through exercise, but managed to have it be replaced by some lesser version of its former self. Seriously. I thought for sure that regular boot-camp style exercises 4 days a week would lure it back. No such luck. Between 4 days of boot camp classes, walking 3 miles yesterday, and eating in line with my requirements, I some how managed to gain half a pound!! If I had done this years ago, I would have been well on my way to my goals. Oh how I miss you metabolism!
You know how the saying, "You don't appreciate something until it's gone." How true it is!! If I had to do it all over again, I would have appreciated you and used you to my advantage 20 years ago. Now I am starting over and dealing with the mere shadow of its former self. It's not fun, but I'm not going to let it stop me. I'm going to dust off the depression of the gain and keep pushing on knowing that I am dropping inches.
If you still have a metabolism, appreciate it while you still can!