I've been procrastinating about getting back into shape. I've started and stopped numerous times, but I finally hit the point where it's go time.
I'm not sure why it suddenly struck me, but it did and I'm thankful.
My goal is simply this: eat better and feel better physically.
Eating better means plenty of fruits and vegetables, drinking a protein shake daily, and eating very few sweets. In fact, last night I threw out the sweets I did have in the house so I wouldn't be tempted. I'm not saying no to sweets forever, just for now.
It also means getting myself back to the gym consistently. I have admittedly been a yo-yo lately with going and then not going. This morning I went and my plan will be to go four times a week. I'm also going to start running again and either run a half-marathon or 10K in May.
As a result of eating better and working out, the side benefit will be to lose weight. Yes, I want to lose the 10 pounds I've added to my frame. More importantly, though, I want to feel better and look better.
While I won't blog about it daily, I do plan to have 2-3 posts a week on my progress and to post a progress photo every three weeks. This first one was taken this morning at 119.5 pounds.
It's tough to get back into shape, but all it takes is one step at a time. Today I took the first step.
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.