Journal of a New Lifestyle
I've tried every diet known to mankind and I always end up back where I started.
I've started numerous exercise plans only to stop because --- name an excuse.
I want a new lifestyle. I want my health and my weight to be as typical in my day as brushing my teeth. I don't want to have to plan it every second of every minute of every hour of every day. I want it to become a part of who I am. From what I've read, PB makes sense but I'm not a biochemist so I'll trust what I've read so far.
So off I go and here I am.
I'm realistic. I don't expect changes to just happen. I know I need to work to make changes happen. I'm in!
I'm not so sure I'm be weighing and measuring what I eat. I'm not so sure I'll be tracking every bite. I'm also not so sure I'll be journaling my exercise. I know that if my health and body don't change, I will need to track and journal but for now, I'm holding myself accountable without putting it in writing.
I am sure that I can follow through as long as I'm not hungry and as long as I'm not in extreme pain - some discomfort as my newly used muscles talk to me is fine but I don't plan to push so hard that I'm wiped out and on the couch for a day.
So this is my transition week. I've cleaned out the pantry and the refrigerator. Talk about a load of crap! I've gone for a 2 mile walk every evening and did a 4.25 mile trail walk/run this morning. I'm waiting for my copy of PB and have started to plan my meals for next week.
On Sunday, I weigh and measure - me. I'll be brave.
Next week, I'll follow my planned meals and continue my nightly walk. I'll add a plank to every morning - and hopefully build up my endurance. I will add exercise into my day as my body lets me.
And when I just don't think I can make this my new lifestyle, I'll come here - to these forums - and read stories and look at pictures of everyone who is making this happen each and every day.
Let the new lifestyle begin!
Last edited by CO_Mom; 07-16-2014 at 06:57 AM.
Not all changes lead to progress. But progress is impossible without changes.