April 29th, 2012
Hello Dear Reader,
I’m sorry for taking so long to get to our first break from the story to give you a glimpse of whom I am. Who am I, you ask? Well I am the very man you have been reading about. And I’m so sorry that I’m going to start off with something a little gross, but I promise it’s very short.
Today I woke up and made myself cheesy scrambled eggs with 100% wheat toast, a banana, and a glass of water to quench my morning thirst. I did my US Government homework that was due online today while consuming this healthy breakfast, but I really didn’t feel well. I decided to go back to bed for another hour. And that hour turned into two. I then woke up end ended up having a case of diarrhea. While excruciating and humiliating, I ended up feeling okay within the hour.
I decided that since I felt better, there was no excuse why I shouldn’t go to the gym, especially since I hadn’t gone the past two days. I put on shorts and drove over to the local Planet Fitness, scanned my card, and headed up to the second floor to start my workout routine of thirty minutes on the elliptical. Today I felt gutsy enough to up my intensity level from eleven, to twelve. I burned 415 calories on my run, and cleaned the machine, continuing over to my first abdominal machine.
I did 125 crunches on this machine at 65lbs, which is fifteen pounds more than I usually do on this one. I moved on to this next machine. This one is my favorite because it targets every one of your abdominal muscles. I did 125 crunches on this machine at 85lbs. Next machine I did 100 crunches at 160lbs. I was done with my ab workout and was going to finish up.
Walking back down the stairs of the gym is absolutely terrifying. I like to call it a “Cinderella Staircase”. You know, the ones that come down in the middle of the building so literally everyone can see you walking on them. And I have this extreme fear that one day I’m just going to eat shit on them and everyone will see me fall down the Cinderella Staircase. But God spared me this time and I made it down them fabulously as I had swag in my step from the Britney Spears swimming into my ears from my workout playlist.
I finished up my time at the gym by doing my arm/pectoral workout of just 50 lifts at 10lbs, but today I upped it to 20lbs. I left the gym exhausted and started my drive home where I finished by smoking from my EZ Pipe in my driveway before going in to shower. Which was another incredible experience, but you’ve already read about one of those times. And let’s face it; if I’m high, they are all pretty much like that chapter of our story.
Now, Dear Reader, this is where I’m coming to the whole point of this letter to you. This is where I’m going to tell you this profound bit of truth that I found out today. Looking in the mirror after stepping out of the shower, I looked at myself only shrouded by the towel wrapped slightly below my waist. Looking at my body I could definitely see improvements. I could see that my chest has gotten thinner; I could see that my sides have gotten narrower, and I could see the start of my jaw lines finally being able to come through on my face. I could see that these past two and half months of my weight loss plans are finally starting to pay off.
Some people say that nothing tastes as good as skinny feels. And maybe they are right. But I don’t know if it counts for people who have always been skinny. They are blessed to not be the average person. I don’t think it counts for them because they’ve had no challenge to reach for it; they’ve only maintained it. But now I know the truth.
Nothing feels as great as realizing that you are sticking with an incredible challenge and reaping all of these amazing benefits for it. You get to see yourself morph from the chunky, over-eating caterpillar into the magnificently fit, fluttering, and beautiful butterfly. And once you’ve reached your goal of becoming that Blue Morpho, you also have this amazing journey to show for it. And let’s be honest, there is nothing sexier than someone who is beautiful and fit and healthy, but best off all is determined and follows through. So yes, now I know the truth…
Nothing tastes as good as getting skinny feels.
Until next time, dear reader,
Ryan D Crossroads