22 January 2009

Motivating Change

I need to lose weight. Not that I am obese or anything; in fact, those obese people on reality television still have much weight compared to me. However, I am not at my finest at the moment, and I want to change that.

The thing is, back in 2006, people were surprised that I was rather lean, including my mom. Then when I visited them again last year, they were surprised that I gained weight. Not only that, in 2007, when I was in Manila, my friends also remarked that I gained weight.

So I suppose it is time to take the pounds off. However, I have had trouble finding the motivation to do it. Do I want to lose weight to feel good? Well, I don't know about that. Do I want to lose weight because I want to have an attractive body? I don't know about that either.

But, I finally found motivation.

The other day, I wasn't able to sleep due to the fact that I made the mistake of drinking coffee late in the afternoon. Because of that, I was wide awake, surfing the Internet. I then did what I usually do to kill time, that is, plan a vacation that I would not take in the near future.

This time, it took me to Borneo. I could easily fly to Kuching, do some sight-seeing, then go to Kota Kinabalu, and finally, proceed to Bandar Seri Begawan, thereby adding Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam to my collection of visited countries. And somewhere there, I could hike Mount Kinabalu. Mount Kinabalu is 4,095 meters high and can be hiked in a couple of days. I then surfed some mountaineering sites, and the common itineraries that people do.

They also emphasized that physical fitness is a good asset.

Thus, I have found my motivation. I need to be physically fit before I climb Mount Kinabalu, whenever that may be. I suppose I would revert back to my vegetarian diet back in 2005-2006, since that was rather effective. I don't really want a body to show off to others, but I want a body that could take me to places, including mountain tops.



(Finding the New Grave, from my Mount Vernon Series)

4 comments:

  1. Hmmmm ...maybe falling in love is more effective than trying to climb a mountain... ;-)

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  2. I need some motivation to get back into shape. But the story you describe serves to me as a motivation to find a better job (and thus have more money to travel) he he!

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  3. Final Transit,

    Wel, if it works for you, then go ahead! I know, if only I have the money to travel further, I would go to Guatemala to escape this weather.

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