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Catching Grief For Being Fit

12 Nov

Hey FitWits! I don’t rant very often, but feel that may be the only appropriate way to cover this. It’s more of a question that I have. Why is it socially unacceptable to be overweight, and then also socially unacceptable to be in shape. I know we, at America’s Nutrition, talked about how people don’t want to be overweight and “skinny” people are always portrayed in ads and on TV, but then those skinnier people in real life also hear things from others. For example, I catch grief from friends when I order fruit or vegetables in place of french fries or for cooking meals most nights instead of running to a fast food restaurant close by for dinner. I’ve also heard, “Oh do you have enough calories left for today to eat this,” in a very sarcastic manner. I actually asked my girlfriend one time why she thought people say that, and not only to me personally but to people trying to lose weight in general. She responded by saying that she wished that she had the motivation to eat healthy and run, and that it was almost a jealous response.

Since losing eighty pounds and feeling much more fit and comfortable in my own skin, I have been asked by quite a few people if I have an eating disorder. I guess I don’t understand why that is the first thought that pops into people, who I’d consider pretty close to me, heads. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Running Into The Future

01 Oct

Weight loss and fitness is an ongoing journey and learning experience. I’ve been working on losing weight for about 10 months now and in the past 2 weeks since I blogged last I have realized two things about changing my lifestyle that were both pretty shocking and felt pretty good. I feel like I’m still in the learning stages of what works for me in order to make this a lifelong change instead of a one year change or something along those lines. I am constantly trying to learn what is best for me and my body and what not. I am now in the stages of my progress where my focus is not losing weight but is more being healthy, fit, and doing what is best for my body and future. Like I said earlier, this is still a learning process.

The first thing that I have learned that has really shocked me was how much my metabolism has skyrocketed. I honestly think that I eat more now than before my weight loss, granted it is more healthy foods and a much more balanced diet, but I feel like I am always eating snacks in between my meals, but yet I am still losing weight. This is what I’m talking about when I say that this is still a learning process to me. I need to find out what works for me to stay at a consistent weight, since I have dropped below my ideal weight. But at the same time, having worked so hard to lose weight it feels pretty good to know that my metabolism has increased so much. I attribute the increase to a couple of things. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Working Out My Work Out Schedule

10 Sep

Hey FitWits! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve blogged. Life is a just a bit busier now with classes starting which also means less time to run like I did during the summer.  Luckily, within the first week I found time slots each day to still run. I’m a very organized person and always like to have my schedule planned, so since I had found those perfect time slots the first week, I’m hoping that it can continue to fit into my schedule the rest of the semester. Of course, not having much extra time on my hands, I decided to get a puppy, which both takes a little more of my exercise time, as well as adding some walking into my routine. On top of running I have started to lift weights too. Actually it works pretty well because I run to the gym, workout, then run home. Since I have reached my ideal weight (and actually gone a bit under the weight I’d like to be) I can now start lifting to build back muscle which will help both my fitness and my metabolism. Pretty much my workout schedule has become: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Transformer, Tony in (Permanent) Disguise

23 Aug

So yesterday I purchased my first new wardrobe since my weight loss, which I should have done earlier, but finally got around to it. With a combo of school starting tomorrow and me reaching my ideal weight, I thought it was finally time to buy some clothes that fit. I should probably start with the back story of my weight loss first. I won’t go into too much detail or else I won’t be able to blog about it anymore, and it’s a big accomplishment in my life so I’m hoping to continue blogging about it in the future. Anyways, a few weeks before the new year this year, I said to myself that I was going to lose weight for a few reasons: Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Meet FitWit Tony

23 Aug

Hey everyone! Well, let’s start with the basics. My name is Tony, I am starting my senior year of college tomorrow (which is extremely exciting), I work at UPS every morning, and I began working at America’s Nutrition at the beginning of summer (as an internship) and will continue to on Fridays during school. I am an Accounting and Finance major, which does sound boring, but I don’t really think of myself as a boring person. I’m very easy going and try to get along with just about everyone. I honestly believe that I can play any sport and enjoy it, and since working at America’s Nutrition I have even began running a few times a week, which you may have to hear about in later blog posts. Pretty much, I’ve become addicted which is easy to do when I see results from it. For the longest time, I always would say, I hate running unless I was doing it for a sport, but running just to run made no sense; well my attitude has definitely changed on that. I have lost 70 pounds from running and eating healthy since the beginning of the year and I think that starting the internship here was a blessing because it has gotten me more interested in my own health and nutrition. Well, I’ll touch on some of these topics plus more about me in later posts. Until then, take it easy.