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.
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Back in 2012 I finally decided to start taking care of myself. I went from being a class II obese sedentary person to being a lean, energetic competitive runner and all-around fitness freak.
Although I do track my weight for the purpose of checking in with myself, being a certain weight is never my goal. Getting down to a healthy body fat percentage has simply been 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.