Last December I began a healthy lifestyle journey as a way to get my weight under control. Back then I weighed-in at 192 lbs (87 kg) and the extra weight on my body was not helping me in finding total success in my life. I made a decision to begin eating vegetables, fruits, lean proteins (turkey, chicken, fish) and drinking plenty of water. I also decided to eliminate processed foods, soda/sugary drinks and fast food.
As of this morning I weigh 171.6 pounds (77.8 kg). I must admit that the beginning of the NFL season threw a wrench in the works and I splurged last weekend on my homemade traditional Mexican dip. Just a heads up…it is not fat-free!
(Be sure to check out my video today on The Dream Big Channel at 12:30 pm est, where I will go into more detail of my mind change that helped me reach my weight goals.)
Living a healthy lifestyle is one of the 4 Pillars of Successful Living and I believe it is essential to helping you reach your complete potential. When your health is a priority you have more energy, more self-confidence, more life experiences and better overall quality of life.
There are a few things that I love now living a healthier lifestyle:
- My knees and legs hurt less. For every pound of fat lost, 4 pounds of pressure are released off your knees.
- I feel better about myself in general.
- I have more energy from eating fruits and veggies.
- I am able to use my example to encourage others!
- Walking each day helps my body fight the MS and allows Evelina and I quality time together
I do not bash people who carry around extra fat on their body. If you decide you are comfortable with your body, then more power to you! But, for those that realize it is time to get your life under control I encourage you to begin incorporating healthier food choices into your life.
Do not make 50 changes at once. Take time to learn and develop a plan. You can read about my plan here, but keep in mind everyone is different and you must find a plan for your success. Also, focus on what you plan to do, not on what you must stop doing.
It is easier to focus on what you are going to eat versus what you will no longer eat. Focus on doing the positive, not stopping the negative!
Just a thought for a Monday morn…