Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Feeling Nervous

Well I am officially one week away from entering LIFE and have begun to get nervous. Not so much about the program, because I was in the Marine Corps, and nothing can compete with that boot camp. I more nervous about the program not working, and the weight not coming off as much as I would like. I'm also real nervous about when I am done in such a structured atmosphere how will I react back home.

If I manage to lose all the weight that I am going to push for, the last thing I want to do is end up in the same place that I am now a year down the road. The LIFE program offers once a week counseling, but I think I'm going to need more. I need to understand better what makes me eat the way that I do. It is a question that I have not truly been able to answer, and one that I have had enormous struggles with for almost my whole life.

I cannot afford to fail this time around, I am running out of options. I am looking at a major heart attack probably by 50 if I don't turn things around soon. I just hope it is not to late to get my life on track and turn around the damage I've done to my body already.

Now back to reality. My wife and I went on a bike ride yesterday afternoon, it was good for me, not so good for her. She was not prepared for the hills and it took a lot out of her, it was the same reaction I had the first time I did that ride to. She was not feeling to well by the end. I, on the other hand was feeling great, I could have gone again, which is a great sign for me.

I am going to try to lose 10 pounds in this next week to try to get my body moving in the right direction entering the program. I am also going to push my cardio to hopefully get better prepared for next week also. I'll ride the bike at the gym tonight and also do a little treadmill work.

It is coming down to crunch time, the program was fully paid for this morning so no turning back now. I just need to book a ride there, I need a big SUV with all that I'm going to be taking. I'll have my bike, my rowing machine, and tons of clothes because I'll be changing 3-4 times a day. Should be fun.

Well I am going to run for now. I appreciate you all taking the time to read my blog, and sending in comments. Talk to you tomorrow.