The gym is working…

Absolutely. Since I started going to the gym back at the end of July/start of August, I feel so much better now. I don’t want to be a heart attack or stroke victim. I was lumbering around like an old tugboat and feeling pretty shit most days. Slow, sluggish and top heavy.

Well in the best part of 5 weeks, I have lost 3-4 pounds. I can tell that is the case without stepping onto the scales. My face is slightly thinner rather than the rotund look that was predominating. My jeans and trousers are fitting me better and doing my belt up is now a lot easier rather than the struggle it was becoming. And my wristwatch and wristbands fit me with little or no discomfort now. I’m no longer slow and sluggish. I’m enjoying going at my own pace, but still enjoying my food. That will never change! At least what I eat will be burnt off.

And the gym is a nice and relaxing place to work off the frustrations. I’ve had a few of those recently, so it’s doing me good mentally and physically. Healthy mind, healthy body and all that. But I remember the words of the sonographer who did my spleen ultrasound just recently “You need to change your lifestyle, your liver is fatty”. And those words reverberate around my head like a tennis ball. That is good motivation too. So it’s a win win situation all round. I look at gym work as something to enjoy rather than purgatory.

I don’t want to be carted off to hospital with a potential heart problem. I’m only 46 years old and don’t want to be another statistic.

Motivation wherever I look…..

A.S.D Brooks

Author: allenbrooks44

44 year old adult living with Autism...