October 30, 2008

It Really Does Work

Seth Rogen was on Kimmel tonight and when he came out I thought to myself, "man, he looks THIN!"  Kimmel brought it up immediately and Rogen mentioned that he lost the weight by simply eating right and exercising.  This hit home with me because I actually lost about 25 lbs this summer doing the same thing.  I had 6 weeks between the end of the semester and when my job started so I created a routine where I was either playing basketball or going to the gym 6 days a week.  I also stopped eating fast food, which was probably the biggest factor since it is LOADED with saturated fat and calories.

I've put a couple of those lbs back on since school started, but I'm still lighter than I've been in about 6 or 7 years.  I noticed that the biggest motivator to keep up the regiment was RESULTS.  The first 2 or 3 weeks were the hardest, but once you see the lbs coming off it's like a dopamine shot.  I also noticed how much more endurance I have, especially when playing basketball.  I used to be totally gassed after about 3 games, but now I can play 4 or 5 and be fine.  There is a park nearby where I run and last month I did a full lap (3/4 mile) non-stop, which is a big step for me and was one of my top goals.  I know it doesn't sound like a lot, but setting realistic goals, and MEETING them, is one of the most satisfying things we can do.  It has changed how I feel about myself and has given me much more confidence.  It really does work and can be done!

1 comment:

emily said...

i'm very proud of you.

did you know you are almost done with law school?

just checking.

 
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