Pull a Lester Burnham

What can I say? I want to look good naked. Two summers ago I lost thirty pounds by basically not eating enough food, and ten pounds have creeped back. No me gusta. I realize that simply eating less than your body needs isn't going to be sufficient, and that you need muscle to burn fat, but I can't bring myself to do it. For some reason, looking at myself in the mirror with disgust isn't enough motivation; it's not like I'm going to die I'm so fat!

My worry is that I'm going to fall prey to the great Louis C.K.'s truism, "I finally have the body that I want...the trick is to want to have a shitty body." I want to bring myself out of this malaise, and hopefully feel better as a person in general. Will my life be perfect because I have chiseled abs, rockin' biceps, and a winning smile? Doubtful, but you never know until you try.

Currently, I have no exercise routine, save taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Every day, I walk by a gym that I have free access to, and I don't go in. On Monday, I will start using the treadmill, because it's the only thing I know how to do by myself. From there, I will try and use this course to find other exercises I can incorporate into a routine that isn't prohibitively time-consuming, while actually reducing my flab.

Oh right, and I need to eat better too. Dammit.


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