When I Was Told I Am Obese


Since January 2, I have been religiously going to the gym. Today, I decided to take a day off. My muscles went sore and is still sore from the unaccustomed physical movements that they underwent. I am looking forward to the time when they will get used to it and there will be soreness no more.

I had my fitness assessment from my trainer last January 3 and I was dumbfounded. I know I gained weight but the other revelations from the test I took kept me really thinking very hard about the importance of seeking to be healthy.

I am 61 kilos now. Though my BMI says it is still normal, my body fat content says otherwise. Out of the 61 kilos, 32.2% (normal body fat for my age is 24%) of that is fat and as their norms book says, I am obese. Big word.

Aside from that, I failed in the cardio and endurance tests. After doing the 3-minute step test, my heart went haywire. I know I have weak upper body but I never thought I can’t make even a single push up. I was rated poor in all my tests so basically I failed everything.

How can a young me be obese and unfit? I only have myself to blame, I know.

I am so glad I convinced myself to sign up and go to the gym.

Now, I am so serious in getting the health I have allowed to slide down because of my bad eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle. Meeting people in the locker room who have the same goal as mine also boosts up my confidence that it can be done. Listening to tips and advices on how to go about in regaining back a healthy body are also priceless.

Today, I spent almost half a day in the grocery store just reading all the nutrition facts in the food label. I downloaded an app as well which will help me count how many calories I am allowed to consume to meet my goal and how many calories I have consumed so far within the day.

I have a deep belief in the self that I will be back to my full health before the year ends. I have great dreams for myself of living the best life possible and I need a good health to make it into a reality.

I never thought that I will need to go to a gym and really sweat it out to stay healthy. I never thought that there will come a day when I have to count the number of calories I am taking just to see if I am still within my limits. I thought I am invincible. But I am doing them all now.

No more excuses. My eyes are set. I am gonna win this.

Here’s to a healthier me this 2014.

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