Tonight, I stepped on the scale and found that I weighed 172 pounds. This is the most I've ever weighed in my life. I think it's about time I do something to lose some weight.
Back during my freshman year of college, I remember flipping out because I hit 164 pounds. That was the most I had ever weighed at the time. That figured shocked me into action, and a few months later, I had myself down to 154 pounds and in the absolute best shape of my life.
I'm hoping to do the same thing here, except I have much further to go. My goal is to get down to 155 pounds. However, I realize that's going to take a lot of time. Therefore, I'll be taking things one step at a time. Right now, I'd really like to see 165 pounds within a couple of weeks. I'm going to try my best to get back into a rhythm of working out every day. In addition, the weather has finally started to warm up, so I'll play as much basketball as possible to get my cardio in.
I'm just sick of feeling fat. I used to have fairly toned abs, but now I'm just flabby. My arms used to be ripped. Now they hardly have any definition at all. My clothes don't fit me as well as they used to. I'm in terrible cardiovascular shape. I'm just done being fat. I've always been an athlete, and I feel I'm too young to just let myself go.
My plan for motivation is simple: I'm going to post my weight twice a week (Saturday and Wednesday mornings). That way, I'll now only have a record of my progress, but I'll also be holding myself accountable. It'll be my personal challenge. I really want to hit that 155 mark again, and posting my weight to the virtual masses should keep my motivation up.
I'm going to try to clean up my diet a little bit, but the most important thing to me is really the exercise. I just need to make sure I work out daily without fail. A couple months of it, and I should be nice and lean again.
My life is kind of pointless right now, so I figure I might as well give myself some kind of challenge. If I pull this off, I'll be quite proud of myself... something I haven't felt in a long time.