For most of my adult life I have been overweight. Not always the same degree of overweight but always chubby enough to know I shouldn’t be. At times it has passed the threshold of comfort and has certainly been a twisted off-ramp from the highway to good health.
Very recently, I made a conscious decision to get healthy and bring a much more acceptable level of fitness back into my life. My brain tells me I’m in for a lot of work and some serious sacrifices. I tell my brain that “I know that” and that it can’t scare me because I am already familiar with the concept of re-inventing oneself. Seven years ago when I left the broadcast profession that had been my home for over thirty years, I needed something of value to do, something that would not only keep me busy but something that would provide an opportunity to help others . So I built on my strengths and re-invented myself. The key was to keep busy and although it took me almost a year to find activities and adventures that were a good fit, I did manage to write a book, start an internet radio station, create a speaking career and develop a very successful home business.
NINE POUNDS IN TEN DAYS
I began this journey back to health and fitness with a short term goal of making the simple commitment to get started. I also pledged to take action specifically by choosing a fixed time frame so I could test drive my resolve to make this happen . I found a remarkable, premium product line that offers a ten day reset program which combines a well planned diet based on optimal nutrition and an activity program that is exactly what I needed (read that as exercise, etc. for people that are really, really out of shape). Interestingly, I lost nine pounds during the ten days. More importantly, I solidified in my mind something that I’ve known for years – Plan, Focus, Execute works. If you’re interested in the products I’m using, don’t hesitate to message me. Cost of the program is about $100.00 and we can absolutely do this together.
READY, RESET, GO
As I plan to document my trip down self-improvement lane with regular updates on this blog, I intend to keep all articles short and well focused on specific concepts. I’m learning as I go and I’m hoping you’re interested enough to keep reading and perhaps contribute to the discussion with comments and suggestions.
Here’s where I am now:
Diet (Lost 10 pounds to date)
My food intake is now under control and I’m following an excellent eating plan that includes great menus, optimal nutritional supplements and enough wiggle-room in the process to keep me interested and engaged.
Exercise (Increasing steps by 500 per day. Now at 4000)
I began with the simplest and least expensive form of activity that I could. Walking. Yes, Walking. But I’m walking with a purpose and a plan and an accountability partner who will not ease up on me no matter how much I whine.
Water (64 ounces a day)
Can anybody actually drink the amount of water that is recommended by most experts in the field? Let’s keep this one in the ‘working on it’ category for now. I’m up to 64 ounces a day and I’m still trying to figure out how to keep my eyes from drowning….
And your thought starter for the day: “Exercise is done against one’s wishes and maintained only because the alternative is worse.” (George A. Sheehan)