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All About the Reboot

Do any of you remember this show from the 90’s?

I loved this show as a kid, I now need to waste a day and rewatch this show.  The adventures inside of a computer as programs worked to mend and defend the city aka “mainframe”  from Megabyte and Hexadecimal, two viruses bent on infecting the world.

The concept of Reboot can become applicable to our own lives. The “mainframe” is our lives, we are Guardian Bob with an array of quirky sprites to assist us and we have viruses like Megabyte and Hexadecimal to thwart our desires and goals. That is the place I am at right now. It is time to reboot again, to start over on the journey to weight loss central.  To fend off the viruses of despair and lack of motivation, to change out my weapons to better combat my enemies.

Occasionally we all need to do a reboot of our lives, or even just certain areas of our lives. When we do though, the good news is that we get to keep all the EXP learned and just have to reapply our points as we start again on a different leg of the journey.  We retain all that we learned, what worked and what didn’t, and where we failed.  Then we can take all this information and use it to try again.

Equip Yourself

I know there are many times in RPGs that I will stop in a town or safe zone and assess my equipment.  I will take stock of what I have, equip better equipment or improve my current equipment before continuing the journey.  We can read dozens of success stories and become so inspired to go about things the way they did and then get even more discouraged when their success doesn’t translate to our success.

However, what they did may not exactly work for you or me.  We have to find the equipment, the regime, or appropriate lifestyle changes that will work for us individually.  Just like in an RPG party you can’t have all Warriors; you need the Mages, Healers, Ranged, and Tanks to create a balanced and effective party.  In the very same vein, the same strategy of weight loss, eating right etc isn’t going to work for every person.

We have to tailor the weight loss to each of us individually, find what you like to do physically and do that, and then when that is easy find ways to level it up to increase the difficulty.  Experiment with different lifestyle changes for food to find the one that works for you.

If you struggle with losing weight and you have tried different diets, then maybe a good option to try is a food allergy test. See maybe what foods are you eating that you are actually allergic to that are prohibiting you from losing weight.  I know for my own mother that is what really kicked her weight loss and health to a new gear when she found out what all she was actually allergic to and yet still consuming.  It is amazing how much better you feel as a whole when you are no longer putting things into your body that are essentially poison to you.

So today, decide if it is time to reboot, restart, or respawn your life or just a certain area of your life.  I know I have had several things happen that brought about this thought to reboot my life.  This post worked out great to begin a series of post next week.  I will talk about that more in next weeks post.

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Cameleon Circuit Recalibration

Here begins (again) my motivation to change my lifestyle, my physical image and ultimately my life and health.  Several weeks ago a friend posted a link from a website called Nerd Fitness, run and managed by a Nerd named Steve Kamb, about choosing your profession via RPG style (This is all posted on our healthy living group).

For those of you that don’t know me, I have been overweight obese most of my life.  It wasn’t until several years ago (2011 to be exact) that I hit 310 pounds and I had had enough.  I love food, I mean who doesn’t? Bacon, french fries, Chick-fil-a, sweet tea, cake, cookies, chips and salsa etc etc etc…I could name some of my favorites for days!  Then you look at yourself in the mirror everyday and you are so dissatisfied with what you see, you look at these celebrities and wish to look like them, then maybe you can get that girl you have had your eye on or finally Look Good Naked 😉 (#8 is what I am referencing).  You even see how fit some of your friends are and become jealous.  But here is the thing, you can look just like the celebrities, okay maybe you can’t actually look like Ryan Reynolds, or Gerard Butler (somebody give me a slice of their genes haha).  However you can pick yourself up off the couch and motivate yourself to workout and lose weight so you can have the type of physique that you always wish you had.

For reference this is what I look like as of today (5/27/2013):

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 Currently 265 lbs, need to lose 80 lbs to reach goal weight of 175 lbs. Want a body fat percentage of 7-10%, which would get me to the image below…ish…

My Goal is to look like this:

Not to be Zac Efron but to build my body into a physique similar to his…hopefully.  But we shall see when I get down to my goal weight what my build and body will actually look like when I tone out!  Now since Thursday of last week I have been mostly sticking to the Paleo diet, about 80/20, my “cheat” day was Sunday because it was my cousins birthday and I just couldn’t pass up a sliver a cake (it was a sliver, I behaved), I could have passed up the cake but I didn’t want too!  I haven’t had any dressing on my salads and extremely minimized my carb and dairy intake to almost nothing.  I have noticed a difference in the way I feel without either and I will continue to make the most of not consuming them.  Dropping the amount I eat of carbs/dairy/legumes/gluten/sugar etc to only about 10% of the time and sticking mainly to meat/vegetables/fruit/nuts/seafood and healthy oils.

I worked out today after I arrived home from work, for the first time in over a month, and working out using my body weight is going to kill me.  However, it is going to be an excellent kind of killing (is there even such a thing?) and I look forward to digging out the toned man that has been buried under all this weight for 27 years.  Today, Wednesday and Friday are my bodyweight circuit days and then Tuesday and Thursday are my cardio days.  Wish me luck and I will see you all on the other side of a Healthy Lifestyle!

Go out and Feel the Burn today Nerds!

I appreciate all the work that Steve Kamb has put into NerdFitness and all credit for the articles i have linked goes to him.  I have read about 70 of the articles on that website…I love to read what can I say 🙂