Thursday, May 22, 2014

Coming Clean

So, it's been a full work week and I am already feeling some of the benefits of my new diet and health plan. I have more energy, my skin looks healthier and brighter, I have stopped craving Savoy biscuits dipped in a jar of Nutella (yes, that is something I was doing previously), and I think I feel a little bit more positive.

I've been eating really well and pretty much stuck to the eating plan of no bad carbs, no processed foods, and no sugary snacks/drinks. I've been eating a lot of enormous salads, bolstered with bean shoots and Sirena tuna. It's helping me feel a lot better.

At work there is a weights room - and I decided to talk to the person who oversees it. He suggested I come down after work on Thursday and have a bit of a workout. I went feeling a little bit apprehensive because I really haven't done anything weights and gym related for a long time. A really long time. But instead of making excuses like I have been doing for the past year or so, I just did it.

I think it takes a great deal of humility to get back into it. People years younger and thinner than me are doing weights that I used to do two years ago when I was training properly, and more. But instead of being gym-timidated by them, I just grabbed the weights I'm capable of now and used them. That way, I'll build up my strength as I go.

I just did 3sets of 12 reps on the lat pull down machine. Then did some rows, some shoulder press, and some chest press. Nice.

Today, I decided to get up a bit earlier, get myself into my gym clothes and do another session this morning! Now that is proof I'm making changes. This time it was more structured and I had a much better workout. I feel myself changing. I mean, I couldn't get out of bed even to have a coffee two weeks ago. Now I'm getting up early to exercise!

So, I hope you're making changes in your life too, using those 6 steps. You already have the power to do so. Just start by listening to your body - the rest will follow.