Well...I've Done It

I ate my body weight in cheese, sugar, bread, wine, and champagne. And getting back into health and nutrition has been tricky. So here’s what I’m doing about it.

I have made a commitment to walk at least 30 minutes a day or visit the gym for at least 30 minutes each day. This is to establish the habit of being physically active again on a regular basis.

I am replacing one meal a day with juice. Fresh juice I buy from a juice place or make myself in the super juicer. Juice helps to give your digestive organs a break and it resets your taste buds.  The sugar is more in juice but when it comes to getting me out of the habit of eating all the bad stuff sticking to juice for one meal a day for 30 days has helped me a lot in the past. For more information about juicing check out rebootwithjoe.com.

I am waking up at a normal time and going to bed at a reasonable hour. Sleep can be the downfall of any day or the reason you kick butt. Making an effort to stay away from caffeine and electronics around bedtime helps to initiate rest. Opening the shades early in the morning to see what sun exists to alert your body that it’s time to start functioning is the natural way to start the day.

As I do all of this I continue to gain weight. Because it takes about 2 weeks for your body to physically react to changes I am aware of that all of the results of my Christmas and New Year’s eating will continue to show up on my hips and tummy up to the 15th of January. But I am not waiting to see how bad it gets. I am making changes now. This means I will not begin to see the effects of the positive changes I’m making until January 16th…at the earliest.

This is going to be a long month.