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Square One

By Javon Adams

282 Pounds.

That is where the reset begins. I have been telling myself that I need to make concerted effort to workout. Last week I even attempted two app-directed yoga sessions. I am still running but my discipline has waned. Yes, I have started making smoothies but what good is a healthy smoothie for lunch if I follow it up with a caloric buffet for dinner? So, I have officially pressed the reset button and begin the new journey back at square one. Last night I stepped foot in a gym for the first time in months. I think at this point and time I need the gym and its equipment. In the early stages of the pandemic, I was able to find the motivation to work out at home during the work day. As time has passed, I find myself working out less and less and as of late, not at all.

The avoidance of any type of work out regimen has me feeling weak. The lack of adherence to any reasonable food intake has me heavy and feeling sluggish. I knew I had to step on the scale so I can measure what I know will be a successful journey, but I did not look forward to the reading of the scale. 282. When I last weighed my self a couple of months ago I was 264. At that time I was, and still am, looking to drop to 240. I recently set an aggressive goal to run a 100 Mile race but doing what I am currently doing will not help me reach this goal. I am ready to change.

I set my alarm for 4:45 and instead of turning it off and continuing to count sheep, I put on my work out clothes and headed to the gym for some cardio and weightlifting. Two gym sessions in a 12 hour period? Yes, let the journey begin. I am not getting any older and I want to step up my game because I know I am capable of so much more.

282 won’t be around long because I am on my way to 264. Come along for the journey.

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