It’s Round Shane once again. I know, it,s been a while. To be precise, it’s been nearly 4 months to the day. I am loathe to admit that I fell victim to a circle of excuses. Actually, I shouldn’t call myself a victim. I don’t know if I fell off the wagon so much as I just got off at a convenient stop. By stop, I mean I stopped exercising and I stopped watching what I eat.
Such stopping is not without repercussion. Recently, I began hitting a trend of abdominal issues. It reached a point where I began testing to rule out gallstones. Fortunately, no stones were found. While I am not aware of any direct correlation between my abdominal issues and my drop from the routine, it did make me think. When I exercised routinely, I felt better (especially emotionally). I felt like I had a relationship with my future, healthier self.
I DO feel blessed that there was no weight gain. I actually weigh less. When I stopped tracking I weighed 292 lbs. Today, I weigh 284 lbs. Still, I can’t escape the idea that I would likely be much farther ahead had I not stopped.
Let me be clear. I am not reaching out for my network of readers to “prop me up”. I am putting this out here to attempt a reboot and recreate the self accountability that was intended when I started this as a school project almost a year ago. I am looking to break the circle of excuses. Any endeavor will lead to success only when excuses are removed. Remember…
IT’S ALL ABOUT ROUND!