Like what you’ve seen so far? Great. It’s all fluff. This all means nothing if I don’t go all in and do things differently this time around. This is how it goes.
- Stop leading a sedentary life and become an active person by exercising at least 5 days a week. My current weekly workouts last 0 minutes and 0 seconds.
- Improve my eating habits to build a healthier life. This year’s physical turned out well, which was an absolute surprise to me. Not sure how that happened.
- Drink more water. Swallowing a few drops during my morning showers is not going to cut it anymore.
- Feel beautiful and sexy again. I kinda have to now that I won’t be making jokes about myself anymore. Who’s going to be friends with me otherwise?
- Fit into my clothes again! I wasn’t joking when I said my jeans are busting at the seams. My boobs don’t fit into my bras anymore either and no, that’s not a good thing.
- Lose at least 50 pounds. According to 40plusstyle.com, that should put me close to my ideal weight.
The plan – Phase 1
- Since I have zero exercise habits, none, the first order of business is to develop this new habit. Popular belief states that it takes 21 to 30 days to create a new habit. I’m choosing to be optimistic and join the masses on this one. Otherwise, I’d have to go with the very grim POV presented by the people of ‘How Stuff Works’ who believe that letting go of bad habits is a lifetime struggle, and that 30 days are not enough. And isn’t the purpose of creating a new habit to let go of a bad one? (Julia Layton “Is it true that if you do anything for three weeks it will become a habit?” 29 July 2009. HowStuffWorks.com. <http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/human-brain/form-a-habit.htm> 6 September 2016) With that in mind, starting tomorrow, September 7, 2016, I will go to the gym and exercise for at least one hour for 30 days straight. I will also commit to donating $5 to charity for each day I don’t exercise during those 30 days. This plan may be extended for a longer period of time.
- I will seek education opportunities to help me grow into a healthier lifestyle, including the way I eat.
- I will document my progress on this blog on a weekly basis.
- Height: 5’6″
- Age: 36
- Weight: current 204/goal 150
- Pants/dress size: current 14/goal 8
- According to 40plusstyle.com, I’m Obese Clas I. Say what?!
Will you bring out the pom-poms and cheer me on? I might also need a hug.