2.08.2009

cuddly gentle

i gotta admit like one blogger did in his recent blog, that i’ve put lotsa weight; and like him, i’m yearning to get back to my former delicious self, in the soonest possible time. hehehe.

since i’m on a bus and typing my thoughts away is a taxing task all by itself, i won't subject myself to a torturous analysis of events that came to pass, bringing about my current size—suffice it say that its been a combination of stress and comfortable levels reached in the hearts department, that made me turn away from all the physical activities i previously engaged in.

Prior to reaching this current state of cuteness (!) i’ve been enjoying for quite a number of years already, i was a butterball (as one schoolmate have put it) from my elementary years, all the way through high school, up until college. I’ve never really felt that comfortable going around what few social circles i’ve had til then. Its not that i felt i’m lacking in social graces, but i just felt that with my size—ironic as it may seem—i’m always gonna be at the periphery of things. Of course some might argue that looking good does not always equate to superb social skills; but let’s not be hypocrites to see that the fact remains, that from Alexander the Great down to Barack Obama, it always helps to have some amount of physical charms (including a fit body) with you. So after college, i made that excruciating first step to being delicious(!) hehehe.

I haven’t had any name for my slimming project eight years ago, but looking back, i might as well have called it life project number one; for it was really the first time that i got down and dirty to get something that i really want. On plain sight, aesthetic reasons get the spotlight, but upon closer scrutiny, the results also had tremendous effect on my health.

At first, its just plain diet modification that got me shrinking to 140 lbs from a whopping 187 lbs, in just six months. Since this is my blog, and bragging comes with the territory, i might as well state that i was able to achieve that while also reviewing for the board exams; that, and coupled with the stresses brought about by my first job. Recounting that particular chapter of my life usually elicits oohs and aahs to people who previously know me from the “cuddly” years.

after shrinking, comes the toning process which turned out to be a lot harder, especially in the midsection. i enrolled in the gym to lift weights, ran miles in the treadmill, did abdominal workouts on the mat, and religiously attended yoga sessions in between. i can say that i was really getting there but somewhere along the way, i kinda got tired with all the running and the grunting, not to mention the reasons i already enumerated at the start of this entry.

To cut the long story to just the bare bones, i’m cuddly once more hehehe. maybe not that cuddly cuddly, but still oozing with a good amount of cuddliness here and there. Hehehe. and so with that i’m once again resolving to roll out my mat even for just 3 times a week to gain a lost physique. I’ve already come up with an hour’s length of mp3 tracks to inspire me to sweat. I just hope i get back on track easily. i’ve been lounging and munching too much lately that i fear the transition would be a difficult one. Sigh. Get back to work gentle, please!

11 comments:

PUSANG-gala said...

I am also trying hard to control my weight coz it's a major threat for people like me who sit in front the pc the whole day---

good luck Gentle---should really be a priority....

Victor Gregor said...

what's a little meat on the bones? keep your "cuddliness." only don't get too comfortable with it, i guess. hehe.

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--E said...

mmmm... cuddly is okay... :-)

too cuddly may be unhealthy. so, i must agree with victor. a little meat isn't that bad. :-p

Niel Camhalla said...

I wonder what motivates gentle

gentle said...

@ pusa - i know. sa harap din ako ng pc maghapon hehehe.

@ victor & --E - thanks, i'll take your advice. ;)

@ neil - is the karylle smile ok with you as an answer? hehehe.

cyndirellaz said...

siguro mas gusto ko sa lalake ang may laman kahit konti! anyway at least a bit muscles wont hurt though so I think go ahead w/ ur project ^^

Mr. Scheez said...

Wow, 187 lbs! Kakaiba! Halata sa figura mo friend na pumayat ka talaga =)

gravity said...

wow! 47 pounds shed off in 6 months! nakakainspire naman. good for you as you really had the drive =) and it paid off.=)

Beaugarte said...

As much as I want to loose weight, I hate feeling sweaty and smelling sweaty.

Good luck sa akin!

isipipis said...

pogi ka iti kasta nga kababagin, kabagyan... ^_^

hug nak man ngarod...