So I have just returned from our family holiday in Corfu, although I know I have been putting on weight for some time I really wasn't that concerned, until; I had been playing volley ball in the pool with my Kids (16 and 14 years of age) and I got out to sit around the pool to soak up the sun, when I did this I started looking around and I became conscious of how many other men around me were overweight, and I actually silently judged them (in my mind) as to how they could let themselves go like that. Although I am fit, strong, and healthy for my age reality hit me square in the face as I got up and walked passed the glazed doors of the pool bar and saw my reflection, was that really me with exactly the same beer belly as the guys, and I had not realized just how large my upper body proportion had become to that of what remains of my muscular footballers legs. I was shocked and for the rest of the Holiday was very self conscious of the (Fat) shadow I left around me, I also realised that two years ago the heat didn't effect me, but this year I was constantly perspiring uncontrollably something has to be done. So now I'm back home and I don't want to continue this way so I have downloaded the 12 week plan and I will study it over the weekend with the intention of starting from scratch on Monday. God help me as I've been desk bound at work for the last 7 years and I know it's not going to be pleasant, but I've got to do it.
Has anyone got any tips if they were in the same position and didn't quite know how to get going? don't get me wrong the motivation to lose weight is blatantly obvious to me now, but its just taking that first step which is daunting.
Sorry for the ramble on but it's the first time I've ever spoken/written about my weight. I'm 5ft 11inch tall and weigh in at 15 stone 12 Lbs,I know I'll never get back to the racing snake I was at 33 years old of 11 stone but I need to get down to at least 13st asap and then work on the fine tuning after that.