Saturday, May 2, 2009

One month update

A little update on my fitness program and quest to be healthy: Worth every minute you invest in it. Not easy as it requires a lifestyle change. I'm only about four weeks in but I'm a believer now. I strongly endorse healthy eating and exercise. My physical and mental ailments are all but obsolete. I had some big problems I had been dealing with and I can hardly believe I can type the word "obsolete" as an adjective. My pocketbook is rejoicing! You hear crazy stories like these all the time and I've become one of them. My exercise in will-power to finish what I've started has been a huge motivation as I see the results of my effort. So far it's shaping up to be a great catalyst to other major projects in life.

A few months back I made a commitment to do whatever it took to be happy in life regardless of what life may bring. I made that my mission statement. It is broad and all-encompassing goal I will spend the rest of my life achieving. Health was at the top of that list this time around. I took the route that didn't allow me to cheat. It is phenominal how eating foods that are
healthy for you break down like this: make you feel awesome --> improve your mood --> make your body healthy --> makes your body enjoy those good foods when you eat them -->keep you wanting to eat good food --> rinse and repeat. It's become a chain reaction to the rest of my commitment to happiness. So far, one change has made me tremendously happier.

Not so fancy-fah-lootin'-health: I've gotten a lot of comments about the difficulty of fitting something like this into a busy lifestyle or on a budget. I'd like to throw a few things out there: Eating healthy does cost more then cheap carbs. It is the cheapest preventative medicine you'll find. It takes time to fix meals but it's a great opportunity to slow down your day and enjoy. If you eat out often, eating healthy is going to save you a LOT of money. I take a Flintstones gummy multi-vitamin and a omega 3, 6,9 I picked up at wal-mart for $8 in multi-family-size volume. I go to the gym four times a week for approx. 30 minutes. Those 30 minutes are the most intense workout I've ever done. Why? I push myself to make each movement beneficial. Gym not available? No problem, it can be done at home. It doesn't take a gym membership, fancy food/supplements, or even a lot of time to be healthy. It does take dedication. Everything else is often marketing and glitz.