Fuel for the Fire: My Body is a Machine

Whenever I bump into an old friend from the past they usually have to perform some kind of double-take…

It’s understandable I suppose, considering how much I’ve changed over the years.

As I’ve mentioned before, I was an overweight child who then became an overweight man. Luckily, I was able to transition from this state to a healthy weight by following a few simple rules that I had to lay down for myself right at the start of my weight loss journey. In this post I’m going to detail the first of these rules that I learned to live by and how I came up with it in the first place. If you happen to be an overweight person (just like I was) and are thinking of embarking on your own weight loss journey, then you should definitely take what I’m saying with a pinch of salt.

[Please remember that when I started trying to lose weight I was doing so without the help of the internet. I made up my program as I went along and I certainly struggled on my road to success. The important thing to remember with taking advice from sources online is that everyone is different. We all have different bodies which all work in their own ways, so although it might be tempting to think that we could all follow the same program and magically get in shape, the reality is far, far from the truth.]

So with no further ado, here is Oscar’s Golden Rule for Weightloss in 90s Stockholm:

Your body is a sports car.

Back in 1995 the only car that I wanted to own was a Porsche 928 GTS. Although many Porsche purists might well scoff at this choice, 90s Owen (and 10s Owen, for that matter) was utterly besotted with this vehicle. Sleek, smooth lines, a killer 350bhp engine and enough space for a few lady companions in the rear seats. Unfortunately, at a whopping 24 stone, I don’t think I would have fit in there if I’d even tried.

I remember seeing one of these beautiful machines cruise by one day and thinking how much cars are like people. You put fuel (food) in them and they burn energy. Put too much of the wrong fuel (junk food) into your body and you’ll soon find that your car starts to break down (illness or weight gain) until you’re left with a fat, bloated wreck of a body that’s only good for the scrap heap. Put the good stuff in (balanced diet) and drive regularly (cycle!) and you can get the kind of body (Porsche 928) that you always dreamed of!

If you’re considering committing to a new healthier lifestyle, why not try thinking of yourself as a car. Put the right fuel in, drive the miles and you could turn into a hot model, just like the 928!

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