I have begun working out in earnest to lose some weight and get into shape.  I have even hired a trainer to help me.  I am scheduled to work out 3 days a week with the trainer and then I hope to go two other days to do some cardio.  In the first week I am already feeling and sleeping better.

After the first day last week, I was INCREDIBLY sore.  I could hardly walk without complaining… However, after my second workout, I was less sore and hopefully, there will be some soreness but not what I experienced after the first day.

The young man who is training me is pushing me already and I appreciate him doing so.  I am planning to use him as much as possible this spring to give me a good basis to continue once I am back over on the other side of the Big Pond (Atlantic).

Recently, I was looking at some pictures from when I was in elementary and high school.  I really gained weight after moving to east Texas.  And to think I used to be one of the smallest guys when I lived in Jacksboro.  Times have really changed.

I do have to admit that it is much easier to eat healthier in the US.  I can buy bagged salads and veggies, fresh veggies (broccoli, squash, etc) and a variety of fruits.  I don’t have this kind of selection where I live and the stuff is cheaper!  I even bought a cantaloupe and strawberries recently!

So, here’s to healthier living!