February 24, 2013
In order to have a successful story in a lifestyle change, you must first be ready and willing for that change to happen. It is not something that will happen overnight or magically on its own. Some things are not easy but are completely worth it in the long haul. You must work at it and be dedicated to a healthier you.
I do not have the worst eating habits in the world, but there is always room for some improvements. I don’t usually keep track of what I eat but from being in this class has helped me to notice the bad foods I do eat. I admit, I like fast food, ice cream, cookies, and late night snacks, but I also do not over eat to the point I feel guilty afterwards. My 3-day diet analysis has not changed too much since the first week. I eat three full meals each day with a snack at least once a day. I make sure I only drink water and may treat myself to a soda every now and then when I go out. I did notice that I should incorporate more vegetables into my diet. I am not a fan of vegetables but I will find a way to make them taste better for me so I am able to get their nutritional value. I know they are an important part of my diet. Exercising has not been a big part of my daily routine. It seems the older I get, the less I move around. I know this may make it sound like I am seventy years old and I’m not, so I should have no reason as to why I don’t at least do some light exercises daily. The best thing for me to do and help me get motivated is to set an alarm on my phone or maybe even write down a small schedule to get me started. Even if I just walk up and down the steps five times, it will be a start. I don’t want to be one of those people that can barely move when they are older because their bones hurt. Maybe if I start stretching each day, it will help prolong that from happening. There are numerous diseases that run in my family and I...