What can I say about Diet? lets start with, that wanting to look my best in My UD Replicas Cobra Commander Trench coat has really woke me up. I thought I was doing good by lifting weights when I could. Yet even if I was I feel I was subtracting any of that good by not watching my Diet. Some may say well you have been in a long term relationship or your married. I am thankful for that kindness, and it's great that wither I am as fit as I can be or don't get there that my relationships, and marriage, continuing or not are not based on that. Yet we have to remember there are many people that are in relationships, and married that also look pretty darn fit. so I want to be one of those people:) I was never someone that had to deal with weight, and never weighed myself. For this reason, and because having to fit in a smaller size was not a goal. I sorta say I did not notice my weight gain. Yet I think I was aware, but didn't do anything really about fixing it. Aware because I started not wearing certain shirts. I did not, and still don't wear them now because they show my love handles. I now weigh 220, but before I started regularly weighing myself I was 217 so I will be happier when I reach that weight and go less of course:) I do weigh myself now but I only use it as a guide. I am not going by weight only, so even if I never get a six pack, or become as thin as I can or should be. I just want to be able to wear clothing, and not think to myself "I can't wear this because it shows how out of shape I am."
Now besides all this I wanted to do this entry as well as I think this shows more connections, and that there is more to cosplay than just playing dressup, and that is wanting to be in shape, and wanting to get in better shape, when it comes to cosplay or not. when it comes to Bodybuilding, Diet, and Exercise. Everyone, and everywhere has what they believe is the best and the right way of doing things. Me not being in the shape I want to be, and not being a Doctor, I don't claim to know or think I will have the way, the words or the insight. I can only share what I think and what i hope will get me in the shape I want to be:) I think for me it comes down to money, motivation, time, commitment, and staying Positive, and then of course the Diet, and exercise.
Money: Yes I say this as I have with the help of Michael, and myself spent close to if not $1000 as the jacket was bought on credit, and here I am about to maybe do it again! so making sure I have spent this money as "wisely as I can" I want to make sure I am in the shape I want to be in time to see if I need to get a smaller size:) so if I can get into a smaller size I need to be in the "Best shape" I can be in, when I spend that money!
Motivation: Yes, as wanting to save money, wanting to look my best, in and out of the UD replica jacket are big motivators.
Time: yes I say time in both "Time could be of the essence", and that I have to give myself time. I think it is hard to realize, and accept this when we want the weight off and don't want to wait. Yet we have to give ourselves the time. Could we loose weight faster sure, but would it be safe? I would say no, yet others could say yes. Yet for me and for wanting to stay motivated. I am going to follow the thought that is, if you want to loose pounds give yourself as many weeks as the amount of pounds you want to loose. so for me it is wanting to loose 60 pounds or less so that means I need to give myself at least 60 weeks. Now until this time has past we need to say we are doing well, as only after this time will we really know if we succeeded;)
Commitment: yes I say this as we have to stay committed, I am committed to saving money. I am committed to staying motivated. I am committed to giving myself the time I know I should give myself.
Staying Positive: Yes staying positive, because although it is tough at times. Only by being positive will you keep yourself on track. You will know that it is not for nothing. You will know your saving money in one way or another:) you will help to stay motivated if your positive, and stay positive if your motivated:) Your Positive because you know your committed. Your positive because you know your giving yourself time, and you know it is going to take time. I was also thinking this recently I have had my soda, I have had my Fast food. I have not gone for a run every week or done weights as much as I would like. Yet continue to lose weight thanks to limiting the amount of fast food we were eating. What has helped keep me positive even with not always being good is when I think I am too tired of trying to be "good", too tired to workout. I now say I am tried, BUT I am tried of being "Fat". So this is what I say to my self to stay positive, and keep going:)
Now I don't have much to say when it comes to bodybuilding, since I don't do it. Yet I bring it up because I was noticing what I believe is a connection, between bodybuilding and cosplay. Maybe it is the same when it comes to Dieting forums but I have not visited any. I will share this connection in my next post:)