There is not a miracle cure, program or pill out there when it comes to achieving a healthy weight and fitness level. Actually, their is simple math to the whole thing: Burn more calories than you consume. I have had doctors tell me that most people don’t understand that they can do more for themselves than a doctor or hospital can do for them.
I am the first to admit that now that I am closer to 50 than 40, eating right and staying physically fit have become a priority. I am in a different season of life. My eyesight has given in to reading glasses. My pants’ waistline has attempted at times to go another size up. I tend to want to sleep a little longer. And on and on it goes as we get older.
I lived a very active life in my younger years of 35 and below. Then I was in my corporate/work mode and lost my focus and desire to stay in shape. So here we go again, setting goals and making a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Here’s what I have done to get reengaged:
1. Started slow. I heard about this one guy who had a plan for eating and exercise to kickstart my effort. Go here and learn more. http://www.fit2fat2fit.com/
2. While I had initial success, life got in the way of my focus after 60 days. It was then 6 months later that I restarted. This time with quality stretching and daily jogging. What started out as 1 mile without stopping has expanded to 3+ miles in 60 days.
3. Now that my commitment level is back in line, I am going back to the fit2fat2fit game plan. I needed to see myself exercising whether or not I had a program to follow. If it was always about a program, then I wasn’t committing to myself.
4. Working out in the early morning is my best method to stay committed. Nothing interferes with my mornings. I am talking about exercising for 30-50 min between 4:30 am – 6:30 am. I believe in the philosophy that if I workout early, the burn lasts all day.
Get started, do something, sweat, drink water, change your diet little by little, find a partner, stretch well, push yourself, set goals, track your results.