Published on December 3rd, 2012 | by Ross Reed0
Fat Kid to Fit Kid: Volume 5
Ross Reed, Health Editor
Photo courtesy of sxc.hu.
Well, folks, here we are at the end of the semester. Don’t think this will be end of the weight loss journey; it’s still in its infancy. There’s a lot I could talk about, so I’ll just get going.
I have to admit, there are times I have felt like not going to boot camp and would have rather been eating sugary cereal while watching useless celebrity banter on E! instead.
However, this kid has a purpose for this story. I’m a pretty confident person, but I still have those days where the mirror just isn’t flattering no matter what angle I look at myself. Don’t get me wrong; I am so DONE with the days of not feeling good enough because of my weight, but I do admit I could feel better about myself.
There is a prayer that a lot of people know called the “Serenity Prayer.” It says, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can’t change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”
There are a lot of things I can’t change about myself, and why should I? They’re a part of who I am, but I realize there are things I could change to be a better version of myself.
That’s why I push myself to get up at 6:30 in the morning and welcome Sunny Pie’s daily dose of fat burning punishment. It may feel really sucky in the moment, but I know with each aching muscle and limp walk I’m one step closer to becoming that better version of myself.
I do have to give props to my favorite dose of southern comfort, Jim Cowan. Like the proud Leo he is, he’s a natural leader in boot camp, and gives me extra encouragement when I feel I can’t move any further. (Ya’ll, I be hurting, I tell you!) I don’t regret signing up for boot camp to jump-start my weight loss journey. Time will tell if I sign up for next semester.
So where do I go from here? With Thanksgiving, I wasn’t as health conscious as I should’ve been. I don’t think I gorged myself as I did in previous years, but there is much room for improvement.
Over break, I’m going to watch my portion sizes and try to keep some form of exercise in my life. Since I love Zumba, I’ll dance to some YouTube videos or just take a jog with my club playlist crackin’! For those who don’t understand my lingo, I just mean a really good time.
I’m confident I have the tools to succeed and reach that ideal waistline of 36. For now, it’s one day at a time, and one healthy choice at a time. I just have to remember Sunny Pie’s face when I want to go back for heaping plate of seconds or take an entire tray of cookies during Christmas.
I’m excited to see what the new year will bring, and if we live to see it, I’m sure it will be awesome. Fat kid signing out for the semester. Stay classy, Lewis!