How to train?
Monday, July 08, 2013
Ugh! I am so frustrated. I am trying to make a timeline to reach a goal. Whenever I try to research how long this timeline should be- EVERY source says "First lose weight, when you reach your goal weight- THEN start (insert living here)". The problem is this: If you tell me that I can't start living until I start losing weight- I lose motivation. (and a HUGE dose of FU! enters my negative memory banks). So, it won't be as "inspirational" if someone my size can dead lift 200 pounds. Think of how much more "impressive" it would be if you were lighter and lifting. So it isn't as "cool" if someone my size climbed a mountain. How much more awesome would it be if you lost 100 pounds and then could show the before and after pictures at the top? What you are telling me is this: At your current weight- we are surprised that you can even get your fat ass to the car. Congratulations. So- as long as I keep getting my fat ass to the car- I have done enough for today, right? So what if I drove my car straight to the closest fast food window- that is what you expected anyway, right? You want to be helpful? Tell me how long it would take someone who is UNFIT (I did not say obese) to train, and how to train, to climb the presidential traverse in a 4 day weekend (I am thinking next summer). Talk to me like you would talk to your best girl friend who has had a desk job for years and has been a couch potato forever. If your first comment is "well, first you need to lose 100 pounds"- then just don't bother. I am aware that training is hard at this size, and I know that weight will probably come off during the journey. However- I need non- scale goals. I am SOOOOO tired of this. Those of you who know me well, you know there are tears involved in this post- and you know that I am on the verge of just going back to the couch.