MIke's Blog

As you would imagine being someone of extra girtg means that you have to shop at the extra girth stores. Although the people that work there are very nice, the quality of the clothes is less than desirable, especially for the price you pay for them. Because you need to shop at a speciality store they feel that they can charge you some crazy about, I mean where else are you going to go? So as I got dressed every morning in my big pants that overpaid for I used to say to myself that some day I will not need to wear these, not need to go to a speciality store to get my clothes and I dreamed of the days that I could wear normal clothes again. As years went by my waist would get bigger, bigger shirts and argueing with the employees on what size shirt I wore. Even though I am on the side of less than tall, I would need to get a Tall shirt bececause of my longer torsoe and my larger belly. I needed the extra fabric to cover my vast acreage of stomach. I used to "joke" that I got my clothes for Georgia Tent and Awnings. Yeah it was a joke, but deep down inside I was maskig my poor self outlook. As my waist was getting bigger I would justify it with excuses. Not take accountability for my expansions in the size catgory, and not believe that I had a problem. It is time to say goodbye to big pants..... But as I have been working out, my size is now heading down, my physical fitness is increasing and my clothes are getting baggy. Towels are actually wrapping around my waist, paints are requiring belts, belts are requiring new holes and my shirts are starting to fit very loosely. I am feeling better both when I am working out but also when I am resting. You find it hard to believe that you can not feel good when relaxing? Try being 349 lbs. The strain to breath, getting comfortable in a positon where your weight is not crushing some portion of your body, organs or even pieces of furniture. I no longer have to really worry about whether I can sit on a piece of furniture, I am wearing my clothes baggy ( I do not want to buy new clothes yet, as I am still losing)and I am enjoying it. I love putting on my clothes now, because I can see the progress I am making. I can see the hard work is paying off and I am feeling much better about myself. I am enjoying the energy I am finding within myself and the sore muscles the trainers are giving me. I am really enjoying every aspect as my recovery from being of the large configuration and most of all, I am very happy to be able to say hello to my big pants every morning.
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Mike Chenard

Mike is a participant in CrossFit Nashua's 2015/2016 "Fit-For-Life" program. Participants track their progress in the CrossFit training program during the coming 1-year period and log their progress in this blog. Best of luck Mike, in meeting your training goals!

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