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I was prompted by another thread to seek the thoughts of some of our more experienced members.
The Topic? Good 'ol weight issues. I haven't found the right balance for me of eating, exercise, etc to achieve my ideal fitness level. And I certainly have not made myself do what it takes on the determination aspect.
For most of my life I have been lithe, strong, and very physically able to do most everything I have wanted. Until the last four years that is. My last year of College, getting married, and working a 8-5 desk job, plus another 30 hrs/week in the studio have had a negative impact on my fitness to a degree I never would have imagined. I swore I would never be truly out of shape, overweight, and unable to do all the outdoor and athletic things I enjoyed. Now I find that I am carrying 35 pounds I neither need or want, and have difficulty doing what I once found effortless. just over 4 years ago I could free lead climb a good 50ft face without braking a sweat & without a worry. Now I would be lucky to make it 20 feet without falling.
Of course my hubris causes me to gloss over my physical shortcomings and act like nothing has changed. But it has.
For some of you that have "been there, done that", what was your turning point? What made it important enough, or what helped you break through to beat the bulge?