In the interest of being transparent and offering full disclosure, there are a few negatives associated with my loss of 23 pounds and 12.4% body fat during the last six months.
I often work out to songs that make me feel like I need to go to Confession afterward
For one, much of the music I listen to on my iPod during the past months and currently, lacks integrity. Itâ€™s a fact. Iâ€™m not proud of it, but itâ€™s true. I canâ€™t do intervals effectively if Iâ€™m listening to the music I typically listen to, which tends to have some integrity. Now Iâ€™m listening to songs with titles like Boom Boom Pow, Hypnotize, Juicy, She Wolf, Poker Face, Dangerous, Single Ladies, etc.
Some of the lyrics are so unbecoming that I feel as if I might need to go to Confession after leaving the gym. Fortunately I am able to order a â€œcleanâ€ version of some albums and songs. But this means that in one particular songâ€™s case, there are very few words!
I now qualify for a â€œ2 for 1â€ special when getting a mammogram
The other downside that comes to mind has to do with my female upper body anatomy that is a pair. (Sorry, not sure how else to refer to this part of my anatomy without coming out and saying what they are, which Iâ€™m not comfortable doing in this blog).
But, suffice is to say that in six months I have lost inches from my body, including from my chest. This isnâ€™t welcome news for me given I was only â€œaverageâ€ before, and happy with that, thank you very much. Now, when I get a mammogram, I could/should qualify for a two-for-one discount.
My trainer, Steve Bechtel, of Elemental Gym, says we canâ€™t specify where the fat melts off, that fat loss is systemic, and itâ€™s a reality that most of us carry surplus fat in this particular area of our anatomy. Darn’t anyway. You win some and you lose some I guess. Or, sometimes, you can’t win for losing.
Elemental Gym has a fantastic gym, some terrific programs and classes that will help you achieve better fitness. And, I might add, some great personal trainers: Steve Bechtel, Ellen Bechtel, Jagoe Reid, and Sophie Mosemann.