scott with tape measure

The time is now to be the best you can be – not the biggest you can be!

I admit it and own it.  I am human.  I let things get me down and in my way.  Many of us do that but that doesn’t make it right for me (or you).  So I am admitting that I have let myself go for to long.  With many false starts and wishful thinking I am determined to make it happen this year and quickly.  I have taken ownership of my screwing around and making excuses to eat and not work on myself.  I have vented in the past and thought that I was on the right path only to fall off and find the old ways easier to deal with and not wanting to make the commitment for change.  Change in my life, health, spirituality have been what I have been studying for years.  I have the knowledge of a sage when it comes to theses topics.  I have had the will of a wet noodle when it comes to actually getting it done.

No more I say!  I don’t want my words to be hollow.  I want them to be what I do!  So I am going to begin with this post and let you follow me through my changes.  I will have photos, diet, exercise and progress!  I am going to ” Get Er Done!”

I am a 55 year old male and I started my lifestyle change yesterday 12-9-2013.  I weighed myself and was at a roaring 271 pounds.  Not my heaviest but not good by any standards.  I began the day with short fast then had lunch.  I consisted of a salad with tomatoes and cucumbers.  I had a Lentil soup with it as well.  I drank a Kombucha and love them sooooooo much.  I picked a Synergy with chia seeds.  For dinner I had a bowl of sweet potato soup with brussel sprouts.  Not the best taste combo but it worked and filled me up.

I went to the gym right after work and did 25 minutes on the recumbent bike.  I can tell that I haven’t worked out in a while and it did tire me out a bit.  I kept up a pace that kept my heart rate up to 110 beats per minute.  For the first workout and being so out of shape and overweight I thought it was fine.  I will increase intensity as I go along.

This morning 12-10-2014 I weighed myself in at 267.  That is a 4 pound weight loss in one day.  I am sure it is water weight and I won’t lose at that rate all the time.  Made me happy just the same and I feel pretty good today.   Lunch was a salad, banana and a Pad Thai Vegan soup.  I am going to eat mainly vegan and eating most food raw with some cooked foods during these colder months.  I want to get into healthy condition fast so a juice fast is in my future once I get my mindset going 100% the way I want it.

Mindset is the most important thing you have to deal with.  You have to want to change for yourself.  You should never do this for someone else – it will never stick.  They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit.  I don’t agree.  I agree with David Wolfe who thinks it takes 100 days to form a new habit that will stick.  That is what I think as well.  So for the first 100 days which would be March 20, 2014 I must be true to myself and follow what I want to be.  I want to be fit and healthy and an inspiration to others.

Follow my journey of discovery.  I will make it fun and interesting for sure!!  This does take some courage to admit that I have screwed up and haven’t followed through with past goals.  This is going to be different.  This is going to stick.  I am putting out to the universe that I want to change and create my life the way I want to and not just be a reactionary person.  I am an unlimited person and will be so forever…..