So if you're tired of the same old story.....

As soon as you are able..
woman I am willing..
to make the break that we are on the brink of.....

So, I was at the gym today...flipping through my little arm band radio..
lamenting the sad decline of modern rock...when what should I happen upon but this little classic.
Roll with the changes...reo speedwagon.

As soon as you are able..
woman I am willing..
to make the break that we are on the brink of.....

Wow, more needed words were never sung....
 It really connected with me in the last five minutes of my seemingly endless workout.
(in which I burned 728 calories and did 200 body numbing situps..whoot!)

I am around 172.
I am ready to bust through this chubby chick persona.
I have gone from morbidly obese...
to obese...
now I am hanging on the edge (right on the brink) of overweight.
I give a rats *ss If I am afraid...it doesn't change anything.
Keeping myself fat won't keep me safe.
Keeping myself inoffensive and less than I am...it won't work.
I am tired of this 'story'.
The story of Chris as a victim.
The story of Chris (love talking about myself in the third person...it's not at all pretentious..lol)
Bob dole anyone...Goodness, can't even  hold on to serious me in a serious post.
Sometimes I think I think too much..
the story of Chris as less than, mediocre, settling....
I am ready to finish it..
How bout you?

I am thirty pounds from normal.
A new normal.
Not a new normal, a new fantastic me who can conquer anything...

So I am tired of the same old story....
I'm ready to turn a couple of pages.

How about you?
Are you ready?
Are you willing?
Are you ABLE?
Let's go.

Your rolling blogger,
(who is going to post the recipes she will be trying tomorrow....)


AM! said...

i just became a follower via Melissa's blog, and it's a bit serendipidous (sp), but a lot of what you're talking about, is a what I wrote about today.
you CAN do it. I can feel it in your post;-)

Linda Pressman said...

Awesome, Chris. Love that the theme song comes on the radio just when you need it, like your life's a movie. I'm a day behind on blogs. I'm commenting on yesterday's in a sec.

Great workout!

Salina Lyn said...

Oh ya!!! Ready! Nice burn today.

antgirl said...

I am so back in HS right now. REO Speedwagon was huuuuuge when I was in hs. Everyone had that vinyl.

Sounds like someone found their fighting spirit. C'mon, let's go. We'll pretend we're in a tae-bo square off. You're so going to kick my ass. LOL

SeattleRunnerGirl said...

I'm ready, willing, and able - thanks for the inspiration today, Chris!

Retta said...

I like that you are re-writing your "story". Not willing to settle for the old story and turning the pages... love that imagery.

Anne H said...

You freakin' ROCK, Chris!
You rock!
Feels good to put the darkest hour behind you.

outdoor.mom said...

i love your posts :-) i tried to comment on that crazy romance book post, but blogger commenting was down at the time. I can't remember what i was going to say, but you had me going anyway. Yes, those books all follow the same plot. You are so inspiring. Everytime i get discouraged about trying to loose, i find more momentum with you!

Tammy said...

Gonna' do my best to follow your lead....you go first and clear out the scary cobwebs, 'kay? :)

karen@fitnessjourney said...

LOL! REO is in my town this weekend with none other than Styxx. It's like high school all over again.

Roxie said...

Oh man, REO Speedwagon! Love them. And you seriously ROCK!

Robin said...

Your chicken coop metaphor hit home for me yesterday. You even got a mention in my blog and perhaps one or more of eight followers (you make nine) will stop by your page to read it. It helped me to break through my own fear. We've all got fear trying to hold us down, keep us back, whatever. It's good to get it out there. There is power in the written and spoken word!

Joanne said...

OMG I am willing just trying to dig up the able - dang I should be able!!!
I really needed to see this today!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so ready. I'm making cold thai noodle salad this weekend. Gonna post under TTHA (tara tested husband approved). What are you making?

Losing 100 said...

I hate you! Just kidding, I am so happy for you. You look amazing! You'll be at goal before I have my first contraction! Keep up the awesome job!