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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

How many times have I tried to make healthy habits a permanent fixture in my life? In the past, I have had success in losing weight and implementing a serious exercise program which included hiring a personal trainer. I attained some really good results but never quite reached my final goal weight or reaching my goal of getting out of plus sizes. I came close...but never completely. I managed to improve my blood work and blood pressure readings and lowered my A1C. I was on the right track to a healthier life. Then, ever so slowly I began to slip back into bad habits. I thought to myself, "oh, I can have that donut because I will work it off in the gym." WRONG! It just got easier and easier to make excuses until I found myself right back where I started.

Here's the thing...I am older now and it comes off much harder and slower. I have aches and pains that make walking and lifting weights more difficult. I feel an urgency to do this now more than ever. Its not going to get any easier the older I get.

I do want to have a good quality of life moving forward and to achieve this, I must make the necessary changes and I must make it a permanent way of life. I am not looking to be "body beautiful." Its all about good health and well being. So, here I am... today is the first day of the rest of my life. I can and will do this... one step at a time.
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