Healthy Eating, Nutrition, and Exercise Plan
After consulting Body Mass Index (BMI) came to understand that I am considered overweight according to the summation of my weight, height, and age (C.D.C 2011). All of my calculations are rejected because of my desire to gain weight even though it is not considered a healthy lifestyle. I am 188 pounds, six feet tall, and 43 years of age. My goal is to be 205-210 pounds with approximately seven to eight to percent body fat.
I am going to share a story about me, and my desire to be at a greater weight. I went to bed one night with a stiff neck, and a blinding headache. I weighed 185 pounds and was very fit for being in the 40 year old category. As a matter of fact, I was very strong. I woke up about a month later disoriented, weak, and almost fragile. I could barely lift any part of my body without outside help. When I finally had the strength to stand by myself and look in a mirror…I was horrified at the 53 pounds of weight I had lost. This massive loss of weight coupled with the strength that accompanied that mass has led me to a healthier way of living. I had the mesomorph body-type and was reduced to an ectomorph weakling (Becker, 2002). I began eating anything and everything I could get my hands on including protein supplements three times a day until I began to regain my lost weight. It has been a long three years, but I still do not feel that the BMI can calculate my needs accurately. I studied martial arts as a youth, and was actually fairly proficient, but I found myself avoiding physical tests because I was unsure of my previous prowess; not a comfortable zone to be in to realize the man I was before. I will never feel as powerless as I did for the past two years; perhaps, it is a mental thing that I will have to combat later down the road, or...