Wednesday, July 31, 2013
OK, so I'm watching infomercials during the time I was not feeling like doing anything and I studied with interest this fit young man whose moniker is Shawn T. Surrounding and behind him were these over-the-top fit people jumping, sweating, squatting .. all in phenomenal shape. And yeah, it IS another sales pitch to get my stomach tamed and to tone the rest of me. I'd mulled over this for about a year or so. So, much to my amazement, I ordered it from Amazon. (Let me tell ya, it's the best sales market imaginable. I got the whole set for a song!)
I began with the fit test. It was laughable, because I know I have to start somewhere! I am 181 lbs. I'll be 52 in a few months. Nevertheless, I have some great achievements under my belt -- yeah, the belt that's way under my belly. I got through about 17 minutes of the fit test, trying my best not to laugh because I wasn't able to keep up with the demonstrators who were in their 30s. Yet, I am intrigued at getting myself back to a healthier, more confident me.
I confess I still have some remnants of PTSD stemming from my dad and sister's deaths. Even had moments when I just wanted to stop living. But God is so great. He's always around when I spontaneously cry thinking about them.
So between riding the currents of my emotional insanity and this "what in the world was I thinking by ordering this workout" Insanity, I'm in for one serious ride!
Without further ado, here is my "before" pic. I Hope to shed about 20 pounds in two months. Wish me luck!