I have decided that now is the time to get fitter and healthier. In less than two years I will be 50 years old, I cant believe it, not already, NO!!!
This year is the right time to change the way I live. I am going to be eating healthy, exercising more, taking care of me. I want to be a healthy person as I approach middle age, and hopefully it will keep me out of the doctors surgery and live out the rest of my life with few health problems.
What I have done so far since 1st January 2011:
*Cut out all junk food.
*Saying NO to sugars and fats.
*Walking 4 kms a day, weather permitting.
*Doing other exercises like skipping, stepping, weights, boxing bag, push ups, push outs, exercising in the pool (really good on days like today, 45C/113F), gym ball exercising.
*Wanting to add Zumba on DVD, exercise using Wii fit and riding my bike and maybe even Karate.
*Eating only healthy foods and limiting breads and pastas.
*Drinking 8 glasses of water a day.
*Lost 3.4 kgs (7.48lbs).
To help me achieve this:
*I have tossed out all unhealthy food in my pantry.
*Cleaned out the fridge and put healthy food ONLY in there. It is nice to open the door and have all those bright fruit and veg looking back at me lol!
*Reading the labels carefully on food products and choosing low fat options.
*Reading inspiring books to push me along.
*Keeping a journal of what I am eating and my exercise routine.
*Trying out new healthier recipes.
I am feeling motivated and ready to do this.
My body is full of energy and already I can see and feel the results.
Below are the books that are helping me in my journey, plus the weight watchers site and face book page.
Also helping me to keep motivated is the Michelle Bridges site and face book page. I would have loved to do
but decided I couldn't afford it, and due to the fact that I only have a few kilos left to lose, surely I can do it...
What makes me think I can do it this time?
20 years ago I gave up smoking for a New Years Resolution. On the 16th January 1991, I went cold turkey and have never picked up a cigarette since.
So with this in mind and the same determination I have set about with my new challenge...
I will keep you posted...
Hope the weather is being kind to you.
Australia is taking a real battering from Mother Nature lately.
Cyclones now threatening along both sides of the country, bringing strong winds and lots more rain, something that Queensland certainly doesn't need right now.
Enjoy your Sunday,