Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Charlotte, N.C.
I'm glad that you see it as a lifestyle change and not a diet. That seems to be the hardest part. Once you get the mental part down, then a week or two of the physical part of getting up and doing it, then it becomes routine and when you miss a day or two, you start feeling it.
If it's about weight loss or just getting healthier, the one change that I made was to try to avoid processed foods. I know that everything that we buy in grocery stores is processed in one fashion or another, but I try to not eat fake stuff, things that you don't find in nature. I'm pretty sure there is not a Dorito tree anywhere.
I have never been really overweight, but at 5'6" and 155, I was never "thin", always had a little pooch. I started eating better and working out pretty hard, up to 2 hours a day for a while and for the first time in my life saw abs. I was 36 then and thought to myself, "Wow, what if I had done this in my early teens, where would I be now?". Lost 15 pounds of fat, then added about 10-15 in muscle. Another suggestion, is eat more smaller meals. I was eating 6 times a day, 1 meal might be an apple. Another meal, was a handful of nuts.
The past 6 months or so, I have admittedly started back tracking. I could provide lots of excuses, but I would only be trying to convince myself. Mentally, I'm still there, now to get the routine of getting up off my butt and doing it again.
*NO REGRETS* Every decision I make is based on current knowledge. *NO REGRETS*