Edgar of all trades

Master of all

I met Johann today. Tuesday, November 18th at the gym. See, I haven’t been to the gym in forever and a day. I was to come Monday but I was feeling ill. So today, I went for a quick cardio.

Arrived at the lockers and began changing into my workout clothes. “I am happy to see that you are here.” I heard next to me.

“Its hard but its so worth it.” This man continued. “I’m married and I knew I needed to do something about my weight. I weighed 270 lbs and its taken four years.” I did not ask what he weighed now but he was definitely fit. He still had a small gut but this guy was definitely fit and not 270 lbs any more. I say he had to be in his fifties.

“There are no BIG old guys.” He proclaimed. “I just looked around me and realized that every old guy I see is skinny. I had to do something about it if I wanted to get older. There are no BIG old guys.” Talk about eye openers. I mean, I know/knew about this whole obese people die faster thing, but no one every put it so eloquently.

He went on to mention that he attends OA sometimes weekly. Overeaters Anonymous. I am very confident that I don’t need to attend, but such a proclamation was very calming. This man has a problem and he is working through it.

“My name is Johann.” He said as I took and shook his hand. I told him “Mine’s Edgar.” and he responded, “Nice to meet you, Edgar.”

I went on to do a fifteen-minute elliptical machine workout. Something quick, I did about 1.2 miles, I had to meet friends out and then work on some school stuff, and finally, this blog.

Back at the locker room, I saw Johann once again, mention to him that I will be at the gym tomorrow (Wednesday 19th) and thanked him. “Keep it up, Edgar, its so worth it.” He reiterated.

Johann, I had resolved to give working out a better shot this time around before I met you. Now, I am even that more excited to prove to myself that I can do this. I can make myself healthier.

I’m a firm believer that things happen for a reason. I’m hoping that meeting Johann was the final thing I needed to happen for me to really stick to my workout. I want to grow old with someone. That definitely can’t happen until I save myself. My health needs to improve. My health will improve.

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7 Responses

  1. Nikki Says:

    Congrats, Edgar! It really is all about getting healthy and doing it for yourself. And you know what, those freeking experts are right — working out does make you feel better.

  2. worldofhiglet Says:

    Hi Edgar,

    Thanks for posting this. It’s a hard thing to do, to change how you live, but it is worth it. You are not alone. Most people could do with getting more exercise and a healthier diet.

    You have lots of friends who will support and encourage you. Tell us how to do that in a way that will help. Tweet to us how you are doing. If you walk at lunchtime, let us know. If you go to the gym, tell us about it.

    You can do this!

  3. Gar_cia Says:

    Good for you Spoony! I’m here for moral support & to give u that extra push when/if you need it.

    You know I’m there for a walk & talk or whatever you wanna try to get to a fitter self. I was once living an unhealthy lifestyle and now that I’m on the other side of the track trust me..it is worth it!

    Well…you know my story~ just happy to see your post to commit to a healthier self!

    Go Spoony Go!

  4. ZombieJoe Says:

    Johann was right. And most likely he was the last step in motivating you to change. With me, it was giving up using my cane on a full time basis. It was my 90 year old great aunt telling my father, “If you stop moving, you die.” Yeah, I totally gave up using the cane full time after that.

  5. Katie Durham Says:

    Yay for Edgar! I too could benefit from a healthier lifestyle. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Турок Says:

    Тема ну проÑ?то пиздец.
    Ð?еужели ничего поактуальней не нашлоÑ?ÑŒ?

  7. Edgar Says:

    Спаcибо за то, что поcещаете мой blog, но некоторые из Ñ?тих диcкуccий – обо мне, и о том, что cлучаетcÑ? в моей жизни. И длÑ? менÑ? важна поддержка моих друзей. Каждый имеет право на выражение cвоего мнениÑ?, но еcли ваc тема не оcобо интериcует, пожалуйcта, не тратьте на нее времÑ?, и не выражайте ваше в такой грубой форме. Руccкий Ñ?зык наcтолько богат и краcив, что можно обойтиcÑŒ без ругательных выражений.

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