Once in a blue a moon, everyone has one of those days. You know, the ones where you get a ton of compliments on your appearance? (No? Yeah, well it’s been a while for me, too!)
For whatever reasons yesterday–though, I suspect that it was due in large part to finally finding a pair of jeans that actually still fit me–a lot of people commented on my weight loss. Of course, being the polite, faux-haumble person that I am, I casually brushed off their comments. Yet, in my mind, I was definitely doing this as I walked off:
When you’re a Phat person, you’ve got to seize the moment 😉
So on to actual exercise. Since I’ve gained a
shred wealth of knowledge in my few weeks of being physically active, I thought I’d share a couple of things I’ve learned. I’ll entitle this segment, Words of (Limited) Wisdom:
1) Always check the forecast: Even if you live in Memphis and it was beautiful outside yesterday, there’s still a chance that you’ll face near-glacier winds when you stroll out of your apartment in shorts and a tee shirt.
2) Even if you can only lift about ten pounds in free weights, don’t be discouraged. The important thing is how big the the end of the weights make your efforts appear to be. Exhibit A: The oversized 10 pound weights in my apartment’s gym:
4) Never, I repeat, never match your socks. It’s much cooler to frantically sort together clean sports shocks three seconds before you leave your door:
Exhibit B: My workout socks for today (One of them is actually brand name!)
4) Finally, have FUN. I know fun and exercise can seem to be oxymorons sometimes; but honestly, when you take it slow, you’ll be amazed how invigorating and encouraging it is. In reality, I may be doing this:
But, in my mind, I’m doing this:
(Minus the multicolored doo-rag)
And, at the end of the day, isn’t that all that really matters?