I am a loser. What more do you need to know?
Well okay, I suppose I am not your typical loser. I am a seriously awesome one. If I were a typical loser, according to the completely-unPC-but-ridiculously-hilarious-and-often-accurate Urban Dictionary, I would be an idiot who laughs at the misfortunes of many people and would be many times:
- Unable to raise my social status
- Have gone through many hardships
- Probably a virgin for a long time
- Have been tormented about being a loser all my life and don’t need to hear any more bullshit
I am probably the complete opposite of all of those, which is why I always return to the trusty Oxford dictionary:
‘Loser: a person or thing that loses or has lost something’
In the past five years, I have lost and gained weight three times. I am not terribly obese or anything, but according to the very important healthy people, my Body Mass Index (BMI) is slightly over what it should be. This means I am at an increased risk of lots of ailments and life threatening ka-shizzles that I won’t bore you about just yet.
This time, I am going to hit my target weight in time for Christmas. I have 11 weeks. I am not only going to change my body, but I am also (and most importantly) change my frame of mind.
I am doing this with the help of a good friend and super-duper Galway-based personal trainer, Shauna McCaul from SMC Fitness. Even though I will not get to see her every week (as I am not living in Galway), she is going to act as a source of guidance, motivation and encouragement.
I have started this blog for a couple of selfish reasons:
- I hate being seen publicly as a failure or someone who gives up.
- I need support. I need people to tell me I am doing wonderfully (are you taking notes?).
- I have a guilty pleasure for creative, sarcastic and entertaining writing. This blog will satisfy a craving.
- I am looking for a job that involves copy-writing, blogging and social media – this will look good on the ole CV.
I also have some less-selfish reasons:
- I want to communicate to people that weight loss is more than just changing your body, eating better, and becoming fit in the short-term. It is more about making long-term changes, developing sustainable habits and changing your mindset.
- I want to stop moaning to my friends about how fat I am.
- Finally, Shauna has helped me change my mindset since I met her last year. I want to do something to thank her – so this is like a thank you to her.
I really hope you enjoy following this blog. If you want me to cover anything in particular, let me know. Also I tend to rant a lot, so tell me to shut up if I start deviating from being entertaining, motivating and generally informative.
Over & out,
(linking this to my Linkedin profile for job-seeking purposes!)