Monday, 22 April 2019

I am about to embark on a life changing adventure:

Greetings to all you ladies and gentlemen of the great world wide web. Wow, is it really Monday again and to be honest, I have no clue at all where the weekend went. All I actually can remember is that I watched the movie The Silence yesterday and it was a good movie in the horror genre, love my horror movies. So my friend, how has your weekend and Easter celebration been like? I hope it was just like you imagine it would be like. When it comes to me, it has been like business as usual, besides my movie yesterday that I enjoyed watching. Trust me, I do not watch that many movies anymore. Not even once a week, maybe once a month or something. I know, I am living a boring adult life these days.
So as you can see from today's headline I am about to embark on a life-changing adventure. No, I am not talking about a trip or anything like that am I afraid. Not this time around anyway. The holy truth is that I am so out of shape that I need to do something about it. I drink too much coffee with sugar, way too much soda, eat too much crap food and exercise is non-existing. This is something I really notice every single day so I have made a decision and that is getting into shape, plus cutting down on all the crap that I am drinking and eating, including my cigarettes. My big issue here is that I love my crap, but at the same time fully aware of what I have to do.
Just to fill you in on the back story here. After finishing my first year in the army I had gone from a weight of 75 kilos and all the way down to 50, this was back in 1997 and ever since I have really been struggling to gain weight. I slowly managed to go from 50 to 60, just to lose it again shortly after, but after arriving here in Peru I have really managed to gain a lot of weight. At the moment my weight is between 75 and 80 kilos. So my measurements are something like 1,79 and 75 to 80 kilos. I am far from overweight, but I feel it's about time to get this old body in motion and make some changes in my diet, but I am not going to do it in one go.
At the moment I am so out of shape that playing with my cat for 20 or so minutes get me out of breath and this is not a very good sign in my eyes. Okay, its a lot of running around and jumping, but my body should be able to manage more than that, don't you agree with me? I even felt it last night when I walked downtown to pick up my cheeseburger, that is actually when I made the decision. I don't need to lose weight, but I need to transform the “fat” into muscle and cut out all the unhealthy stuff that I am enjoying today. I am not saying goodbye to my burgers, pizzas or anything like that, but stop eating it every day as I am doing today.
I am going to start with exercise, slowly cutting down on snacks, sugar and nicotine. While I am doing this I will also switch to more home cooked food. My goal in all of this is to be a different person in this area with a couple of weeks. By that I mean zero out sugar and unhealthy food, quit smoking and exercising on a daily basis. I am not aiming at becoming a bodybuilder or anything, just getting back into shape. I do have a young future wife and kids to think about and all of them want me to stick around for many more years. One thing is for sure, I am not going to quit drinking coffee, just cut down on the amount. So do you think this something that I can do? Won't be easy, but I am an optimist!

P.S: Once again, sorry for the low quality of the photos. These are very old and I am not a very good photographer.