My Goal Is To Be Absolutely Deliberate In All the Small Decisions
As many of you know I have restructured the way I eat over the last few weeks and I have really been taking my eating seriously. I know some people say they eat healthy, but in reality they are eating fast food, drinking sodas, eating sugar, etc. Following my procedure a couple of weeks ago I made a decision to eliminate all of the junk. No more sugar, ever. No more sodas, ever. No more fried foods, ever.
I got a NutriBullet and I’ve been eating a great variety of vegetables each day, along with a spattering of fresh fruits, nuts, non-animal proteins and I am enjoying this new lifestyle. The great thing is the transition has not been difficult at all and I’ve only had a couple cravings in the last couple weeks.
The one area I am struggling with is the exercise and I’ve found that the MS is restricting me more than I thought. To offset this I have decided to take it easy on the exercise by walking and focusing more on my eating. If I can get 10 pounds of fat off my body then I hope the exercise becomes easier. Currently I weigh 182 lbs and I will start working out again when I am under 175 lbs believing that the lighter weight will prove to be easier on my hips and legs.
Ultimately I do not have a weight goal, but I do have an image goal and I have a body fat percentage goal. I want to get as close as I can to 10% body fat and I have an image of what I might look like when I hit that goal, which keeps me inspired each day to make better decisions. I imagine 10% will put me in the 155-160 lb range, but I could care less about weight.
In the end this type of battle is won by paying attention to the smallest of decisions and being absolutely deliberate in those small decisions. I see people wishing for change, but when it comes down to winning the war they aren’t willing to win every small battle. I want to win every small battle understanding that the accumulative effect will be powerful over the long haul.
For me it is a big deal to “reward” myself with something fried. It is a big deal to sneak that Snickers bar. It’s a big deal to eat that Big Mac. It is a big deal to drink that soda. And being hyper-aware of what I am putting in my body will give me the greatest chance to live the healthiest life I can live. All of these small decisions I make throughout the day aim me toward my goal or they aim me away from my goal and I must make choices which aim me at my goal. I choose to make better decisions every time.
I am tired of settling and compromising and rationalizing my poor decisions. I am tired of making excuses for my willingness to accept “less than” health. It is my opinion that too many people are quick to rationalize poor decision-making and dismiss it as not being a big deal when in fact it’s a really big deal. I don’t want to be that type of person any longer.
I’ll keep you guys updated as I progress. Have a great Saturday!