Becoming a More Fit and Active Person: Personal Experience

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Kyle Eslami
Becoming a more fit and active person
After looking a few years back, I’ve come to realize that proper nutrition and exercising can make a huge impact on someone’s life. Approximately two years ago, I was nearly two hundred and fifty pounds and I didn’t even seem to notice. I was at the age of seventeen and the height of five foot, ten inches; no young adult should ever have this excessive amount of bodyweight. I was having one hell of a time with my senior year of high school, but all fun and games had to come to a halt. I was putting my life, during the prime of my youth, in danger at such a young age. It was time to make a difference, but how did I do it?

First, I eliminated any type of bad habits I had picked up over my senior year. Any variation of pop seemed to be my favorite beverage. With pop having nearly fifty grams of sugar per serving, I knew I needed to cut it out of my diet. My new thirst quenchers of choice were water and pomegranate juice. You can’t get any healthier than that. I went a solid month with only drinking these two beverages and I saw some tremendous results. I managed to lose nearly ten pounds within a month without exercising. This is when I realized that eating differently and working out would help me obtain my goal of losing more weight.

I then rushed to the grocery store with my mother to purchase healthier foods for my new lifestyle. Maintaining one’s diet and eating the right amount of daily calories may take a lot of time to get used to, but I was determined more than ever. We bought a large variety of different Kyle Eslami

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foods, anywhere in the mix of turkey, chicken breast, salmon, shrimp, tuna, vegetables, whole grain bread, nutrigrain bars, plain yogurt, and cottage cheese. This was a huge change for me; it took me about a week or so to get into routine eating these new foods. I went from eating double cheeseburgers to maintaining a strict...
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