“So there I was at the bar last night. This amazing girl came up to me…she must have been a model. She whispered in my ear…are you ready for this….she is wearing no panties!!!! Oh, before I go any further in the story, could you email that recipe for those amazing 100 calorie cranberry muffins?”
There is nothing cool about dieting for a guy. I think the weight loss world tries to make it cool. Weight Watchers is starting to have hipper dudes on their commercials. Nutrisystem has some ex athletes promoting their product. Jenny Craig has Jason Alexander as a spokespe…okay, there is nothing cool about weight loss.
When I went to Weight Watchers, I rarely saw a guy there. If I did, it was always with his wife/girlfriend. The guy always looked like he was either given a big screen TV to be there, or threatened. I used to sit in the back of the room and looked down.I hated having to be there. My wife never forced or asked me to become a member. I just knew I needed some sort of structure to get started.
“MAN, THIS CONCERT IS AWESOME!!!! I CAN NOT BELIEVE THAT YOU GOT FRONT ROW SEATS TO AC/DC!!! HEY, DO NOT LET ME FORGET THAT I HAVE TO WRITE DOWN THAT I ATE A FIBER ONE 90 BAR BEFOREHAND. I SAID FIBER ONE!!!”
I am a structured person. I am pretty organized. I love lists of things to do, because I enjoy crossing off items I accomplish.
With that being said, I hate writing down what I eat. I get it, and it is true, it really does open your eyes to what you put in your body. Yet, there is something that holds me back. Maybe because I have never seen another guy write down what he eats. Do not get me wrong, I track my food. I sneak it into an app on my phone as much as I can. I just hate doing it. No other guy seems to do it, so maybe they sneak it as well.
“Today’s workout kicked my a**! I deadlifted 450 for eight reps! And do not even get me started on what my Zumba instructor made me do!”
Guy bloggers always miss something in the weight loss blogging world. Maybe it is the true compassion. Maybe it is the understanding of the scale.
Well, I know I do. I used to get so upset when people did not get a post that I wrote. Not anymore, I feel the same way. Yet, in this female driven weight loss blogging world, over 90% of my readers are women. Married, single, divorced women. Some have weight issues, some do not. Guy bloggers pop in from time to time to say hi.
“So I read on ESPN.com that the Packers got ripped off on Monday night. Then, I read on Mizfit.com that she is doing a HUGE giveaway!”
You know what is cool. Being able to just eat half a sandwich. Cool is not having to ever go on a scale. Cool is not having to go to the gym for a couple of hours a day. Cool is not having to make low fat alternatives. Cool is being able to drink with your buddies and not get a beer gut. Cool is being healthy….
“I do not feel so good right now. I feel dizzy after coming up the stairs. I was coughing blood, but that was earlier today. Wow, my arm feels numb.I need to change my life………”
Sometimes in life, saving yourself is not that cool.
Pick your cool.