Most people can always find something they dislike about themselves. I don’t really think anyone is every really happy about everything they have been born with in life. Most of the time it is the way a person feels like they look to the outside world. No matter how much our loved ones tell us we look beautiful/handsome we never believe them, but always thank them for the compliment. It really is quite sad.
I think my generation has it quite bad in the terms of feeling unattractive in the perspective of others.
The world has changed quite a bit since my parents generation. Back then you always had attractive people in Hollywood, but nothing to the extent that you see in today’s generation. You rarely see people in movies or on TV today that don’t have 6 pack abs, beautiful white teeth (unless it’s a British show), and a pretty cut looking body.
It’s rough for a guy to try and feel like he can compete in a world where expectations that all “attractive” men should have some if not all of these features.
They actually say females have it worse and I would agree 100%. Females have so many more body parts/features that have to look a certain standard to be accepted in the perspective of our eyes.
While these “Hollywood Expectations” may not be true or even real other then in our own minds. It still makes one think more than once before asking a person out or going to the beach and showing a little bit of skin (or going to the beach at all for that matter).
What really stinks and does not help any of us with our weight issues is the affordability of crappy food over good food. With so many people jobless, under paid, over worked, or just not enough money to get by in life. Why would you spend so much money trying to eat healthy when you could buy a cheeseburger for $1?
I know common sense tells you, its better for you to eat better and stay healthy but again life and the perspective of the way people are supposed to live tells us to save what money we can so we can spend it on useless/material things we can’t even afford to impress people we don’t even like.
I am not one to try to impress people but I sure like to save my cash to buy myself things I want. So eating the dollar menu rocks my world! Also eating fast food and pizza is super convenient. In this world where we have no time or feel like we don’t have time it becomes super easy to just eat already prepared food.
Working 40+ hours a week and doing 16 credit hours in College you have no time for food and sleep and you have no money. So grabbing that dollar menu is an easy simple choice.
I am about to take a journey to drop from 219.5lbs down to 180lbs. I said I was going to do this back in Jan/Feb and I started but then stopped.
I feel like I have gotten to fat and I feel my belly sticks out to far. I looked at myself in the mirror the other day before taking a shower and I was sort of disgusted at what I have let myself turn into.
Steps I am taking:
1.) Stop eating Pizza.
– I currently eat pizza 2 to 3 times a week.
2.) Start walking again.
– I am a lazy ass. I never do anything other than watch TV or play on the PC.
3.) Eat better.
– No pizza for a while, sticking with Chicken, Meats, and Greens.
For now these will be the only steps I will be taking to be healthy and active. I will be adding more to the last 2 steps later when it has become more routine to me.
The routine I am going to try and get myself into will look something like this:
Get home from work -
Workout – (Tower 200 and/or Elliptical)
Eating Food -
Guitar Practice -
On another note. I ended up getting myself my first Guitar. Fender T-Bucket 300CE (Acoustic).
My goal is to put in at least 1 hour a day on this thing. It is something I have wanted to learn for a long time and I really hope it works out well.
The guitar is beautiful looking too.
Here is myself getting to know the new guitar.
I just had another thought a second ago. I never mentioned on my blog that I dig music. I actually have been trying to create/produce music.
My ultimate goal would be to become some sort of Producer/Artist. I should start blogging about what I have been up to and links to my songs on SoundCloud.
Well I think we will end this here. I will do my best to keep the world informed on my progress. As always though, I say I will try to do these things and I never do. Lets hope we can over come this laziness.
Until next time……