Just to be clear: I have no gym membership, nor do I belong to a health club of any kind. I own no fitness equipment whatsoever, not even hand weights. The progress you see here is a result of cleaning up my eating habits, doing body weight exercises, and lifting things I have around the house. While I watch TV (and believe me, I watch a metric fuckton of TV), I lift wine bottles, water bottles, liquid detergent bottles, furniture, duffel bags full of rocks, neighbourhood children… you name it. If it has a handle or if I can figure out how to hold onto it, I lift it. And lift. And lift. When I get tired, I lift more. About half of my lifting is for upper body; I also do lower-body exercises like squats while holding up one end of the sofa. You can get really creative with furniture. I bench press my bed every morning. As soon as I get out of bed, I’m under it.
Fitblr community, you are my inspiration and my strength. Thank you for being on my dash every day.
Please note: Although I do track my weight and have a number in mind of a weight I think I’ll be when I’m as fit as I want to be, weight loss is NOT my primary goal, but rather a side effect of good nutrition and consistent training. In turn, the good nutrition and consistent training have been a side effect of doing the necessary psychological work, i.e. dealing with the emotional and mental issues that led me to obesity in the first place. So If you’re looking for my magic success formula, there it is: sort your head out, the rest will follow.