Hey all! Late last year I decided that heading into my 46th year I needed to start acting like I might be around for a little while. Diets do not work, pills, etc all end the same. After some thought I came up with a plan. Walk every day for 1 year and see how my health has changed. My 1st goal was to walk 7 days a week for a minimum of 1 hour. I chose Jan 1, 2016 as my official start date. I am proud to say that I met my 1st 2 goals in Jan. The next goal was to get to 2 hours a day and maintain that for the remainder of the year. By Feb 1 I made that goal and have maintained it.
Now that I start my 5th month I thought I would share where I am at. I understand that diet, not a diet, is absolutely key to weight loss. However the underlying thing I am trying to accomplish is to modify my lifestyle to a better routine. I started this endeavor at 280 pounds and have not yet weighed in again since I started. I purposely have not kept track of calories or logged my food. I am finding that I am slowly changing my eating habits and choices as I continue the routine. The better the food, non processed whole foods, the easier it is to get my 2 hours in. As for the 2 hours, I decided it was best to track time and nothing else. I can get as little as 4 miles in or as much as 6 in the same amount of time. I was pretty sick in early March and was able to not miss my time.
I have to be honest, there are days it is difficult to get the walking in and 2 nights ago I went crazy and had a McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder, but I am feeling pretty good over all. I will see where my weight is on June 1. The best accomplishment so far though is the fact that I stopped drinking soda of any kind 2 months ago now.
Stay Connected and enjoy the ride ;)