Fat Columnist: Options, Options, Options
When I decided that it was time for me to lose more than just a little weight, I was confronted with tons of options at my disposal.
I went to book stores, gyms and even to consultations at medical practices. The worst part about all of it was that it took so much of my time.
I never thought growing up, that my schedule would be as booked as it is. I knew I wanted to be someone who did different things and always stayed busy.
Still, as active as I am, I am having trouble trying to find time to take care of me – which is probably how I became a fat columnist in the beginning.
So as cliché as this may sound, I am going to say it anyway… I want a short cut.
I just can’t fit into my schedule, a daily exercise regimen. And who has time to count calories?
There are some that are able to do it. I all them superhuman, and I have never considered myself to be one of those individuals.
The common consensus seems to be that there is no short cut – the only way to do it (lose weight) is to become a gym rat.
I was screwed – and even worse, I was hungry.
When I went to the gym, I found that I was spending a lot of time trying to figure out which machine I needed to get on. I was seriously flawed in my gym etiquette, especially because I still hadn’t gotten on anything.
Eventually, I’d gotten the nerve to talk to a gym worker to ask what I needed to do. They suggested that I get what is called a micro fit test.
According to the person, whose name I neglected to get, the micro fit test is supposed to measure everything by way of your own personal physical fitness. I am still waiting for the test to take place.
In the meantime, I would read up on all things fitness. That meant going to the book store and finding that perfect book.
As a self-proclaimed reality TV show whore, I have watched all of the fitness shows including “Celebrity Fit Club,” and “The Biggest Loser.” That’s why “The 4 Day Diet,” and “Are You Ready!” by Dr. Ian Smith (Celebrity Fit Club) and Bob Harper (Biggest Loser), became obvious weight-loss reads.
Now, with books in hand, I look forward to finding some short cuts or extra supplements. Next stop the weight look pill aisle.
About James R. Sanders James knew that he was going to be involved in media somehow when he realized that the only person that had something worth saying was him. He's not egotistical though, his work regularly appears in the Philadelphia Inquirer, OrigiVation Magazine, Black Star News, Bustedhalo.com, Wow Magazine, and the Huffington Post.