So, today I found out I am fat.

I know right?!

It was actually a surprise, I thought I was in OK shape, I knew that I had a bit of a belly and I could be trimmer, but I was pretty much told outright that I am fat, a gut, a gut like the older guys I try not to look like.

I go to the gym quite a lot, between 2 – 5 days a week, and mostly 5 days a week. I do a lot of weights and focus on lifting as heavy as I can.

I have a terrible diet. I’ll be the first to admit that. I love chocolate and chips and fizzy drink and lollies and all types of bad foods. I also love fruit, pretty much any fruit I really enjoy eating, however, if there is a choice of “bad” food and “good” food, I’ll go for the “bad” food option 9 times out of ten.

So… you fat piece of shit… what are you going to do about it?

Well, I guess I could throw cardio into my gym routine. I have a bike, maybe I should ride to work, every day, or even jog to and from work once a week. (living in England and going to work at 6:30am – that is going to be quite a challenge)

That’s all well and good, but what about your shitty diet? You want to be called fat again?

Actually, no. Being called fat was a real kick to the guts, a curb to the teeth, a bamboo under the finger nails. So I will be changing my diet too.

I am going to Stick to just one day a week eating shit and I might throw a few curve balls at myself too. Like, if I do end up cheating on a non-cheat day I have to do 10 – 100 burpes, depending on the offence.

I’m also going to learn from my kids. I have always been educating them on eating healthy and just the other day, my daughter (while looking at a table full of lollies, chips, crisps, etc, went for a handful of cucumber. No one asked her to eat healthy, my cousin asked her why she’d go for cucumber – “I like cucumber” was her response… you know what? I like cucumber too.

Tomorrow morning I am going grocery shopping with the family. I’ll be putting together the healthiest, tastiest trolley of natural items I can find.

This is the first step back in the right direction.