Well here I am at 16 weeks from my surgery. Motivation to be at the gym fell slightly over the last few weeks, but I picked it back up this week and am happy I did. The documentary that I recently posted about inspired me to get my butt back in the gym and also to stop my intake of caffeine. I stopped with the soda 16 weeks ago, that is a battle that I will fight for the remainder of my life, but I replaced that soda with iced tea – sweetened with an artificial sweetener. I decided on Saturday of this past weekend that I was going to stop my intake of caffeine all together. The last two days been horrible. I found myself grumpy and mostly because I had a pounding headache for what seemed like 3 days straight. The good news is I think that part is over, my head ache has passed and now it’s time to focus on making sure I stay off the caffeine. It’s truly crazy how somethings like food, sodas or in this case caffeine take such a strangle hold on my body. I didn’t even realize I was that hooked until it was taken away.
Addiction comes in many forms and no addiction is easy to overcome. My addictions are still very present, I still desire the junk food, the fast food and pretty much everything that I became so accustom too prior to this life change but I know that each and every time I choose to make the right choice it only makes me better off in the long run and stronger that that moment before. It’s hard and I didn’t expect that it would be easy, life has been good to me and my body has treated me very well all things considered and it’s now time for me to repay the favor!
Weigh in results:
- 115lbs lost
- 51% to my weight loss goal – I am officially more than half way there!
- 21% of total body weight lost
Until Next Time – Warrior in Training
If you have questions about what I am going through or contemplating surgery for you I will always make time to answer those questions either face to face if possible or over email or phone, which ever you prefer. I know that when I started this journey it was very difficult to find information from the male perspective and so I want to pay it forward anyway I can! My email is email@example.com
Jacob Figueira says
Lack of gym motivation?! How bout your muddy buddy Jake yelling at you when you want to slow down during our race in two and a half weeks. Let’s go warrior pick it up. It’s called warrior dash, not warrior walk.