Power Rangers: High Five

June 8, 2011
369.5 pounds
Change from June 1st = -5.8 pounds
Change from highest = -33.3 pounds

In non-nostalgia related weight loss news, Tina and I went to the gym in the morning before work again. At night, the gym is so crowded, lifting weights is significantly tougher. (Cardio isn’t a problem.) Couple that with the fact that when we get home, it is AWESOME to know that I am done working out.

Given that the gym we’ll soon be using is actually at my working place and has a faculty locker room with nice, private, shower stalls, it all adds up to a simple solution. Work out in the morning before my work day starts.

As for how it went… Amazing! We both felt incredible all day long. And I can shower and go straight to work. Literally, I can walk to my office from this gym. This is definitely the way to go, even if it does require getting up about two hours earlier than I would normally.

I’m now feeling crazy nostalgic and I just spent some time surfing for Salute Your Shorts info. Yeah, I’m not going to be able to go sixteen straight episodes of Power Rangers with delving into some other aspect of my childhood. So I’m going to do three episodes of Power Rangers, hit an episode of Salute Your Shorts, and then back into PR. If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I don’t always do everything I say I will, anyway.

“High Five”
Original Airdate September 4, 1993

Plot

The teens are hanging out at the Youth Center. Jason is climbing the rope climb, and while Zack and Kimberly are cheering him on, Trini is watching from a safe distance, due to an extreme fear of heights.

When the gang is attacked by putties, Billy and Trini try to lure the putties away. Billy climbs a tall cliff, where Trini, of course, is afraid to follow him.

However, Trini is the better fighter, and when Billy is dangerously trapped on a cliff by a Puttie that he can’t defend himself from, it is up to Trini to put her fears aside and help Billy. Trini’s friendship is stronger than her fear, and she climbs up the cliffside and helps Billy.

The teens defeat the Putties, using one of the oddest and likely most inefficient style of fighting I have ever seen.

As the episode ends, Trini has truly conquered her fear of heights, even climbing the rope climb after Zack scares her.

Weight Loss Analogy

Oh, Power Rangers, could you make it any easier?

How big of a role does fear play in our lives?

I think a lot of people (and I am putting myself in this camp) are fat because we are afraid. Afraid of being unloved. Afraid of not being good enough. Afraid of (fill in your fear here).

For me, it was a fear of being unloved and alone. If I was fat, then I had an excuse. I had a ready-made excuse for why I was single and never had a girlfriend. “Oh, it’s not because I’m flawed as a person. It’s because I’m fat.” I got over that one and met the love of my life.

“Oh, well, now I’m fat and that’s why I’m not a success at work.”

I got over that one, too, and I know have the greatest job ever. (And I’m freaking awesome at it.)

So, why am I still fat? What am I afraid of now?

Not liking myself when I get to goal weight.

Not liking some aspect of my life when I step on the scale and it says 180 and not being able to blame it on being fat.

Trini climbed the cliff to save Billy.

I’m climbing the cliff to save me.

What are you afraid of?


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  • http://www.hblewett.com/blog Hanlie

    I think for a long time I was afraid that I was going to have to accept responsibility for my life – be who I am, instead of be who others want me to be. Because you know, with the latter, if things go wrong, you can always blame THEM.

    I definitely prefer working out in the morning before work, although my gym is quite busy then. The only thing I might consider in the evening is a dance class or something…
    Hanlie recently posted..It’s a process

    • http://www.stellarpath.net Jeremy Logsdon

      It can definitely be hard for us to be who we are supposed to be. For some reason, so many of us (pointing the finger at myself, here) are hard-wired to take the familiar route, even if it isn’t even necessarily the easy one.

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