Monday, April 17, 2017

It has been a long journey...

Weight: 78.6kg
BMI: 27.8

So its been a long journey to come to where I am. Tiring but more needs to be done. When I say what needs to be done, I mean maintenance. Getting here is one thing, of course I would love to drop my weight even further but improve my lean muscle mass to a good ratio.

But I am keenly and painfully aware of age and time. However, that being said, I never really believed in "cannot"s and "impossible"s.  Seeing how I came from 121Kg+ to current weight in under a year, I love proving people's theories wrong.

Along the way, there are a whole lot of naysayers and friends who were skeptical about my efforts, however, everyone walks their own path, and we all reap what we sow.

Looking back, I wish I had started this much much earlier, but I guess I have been complacent in my life. I took things for granted. Just like stacked dominoes, it started with one piece falling, then everything else went to hell. It have been a shitty 2016... but as with every aftermath of disaster, rebuilding starts.

I am going to have to rebuild my life. Smarter, and wiser. More pragmatic in approach but actions speak louder than words. Do, not just say. Listen, not just judge. The road ahead will only get more difficult, but I am confident I am able to pull through.

A friend wisely advised, "Tough situations never last, tough people do."

I bought it hook, line and sinker. You should too, because at the end of every day, its another new one. Somedays we win the fight, somedays we lose, but hey, its okay, nobody wins all the time, losing just makes winner that much sweeter :)

Rocky Balboa said this in a movie, "Let me tell you something you already know, the world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are. It will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That is how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth, then get out there and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you want to be because of him or her or anybody! Coward do that and that ain't you! You're better than that!.."

Here.. let the man say it himself...

I can feel what he meant. Life mimics movies, movies mimics life.

Life is like a movie, soon the movie will be over. What happens after the show? :)


Monday, April 3, 2017

2017 2XU Compression Run 21.1km

2 April 2017 4.40am

I did my virgin 21.1km half marathon in 2hr 31mins.

Yes! I guess there will always be a first for everything even at my age.

I have done many firsts in my life in a short span of one year, and I would like to do more.

A bucketlist would be too much to ask for me at this point in time but I guess making a list of FIRSTS would be fun! I can always decide if that would be a solo, buddy or even a group ad hoc type of adventure.

Next on my list, getting back on track with my career at mid-life!


~CJ out