There’s a wellness program at my work that assesses our fitness on an annual basis.
I skipped taking the assessment for the last two years but this year (since I get paid to do it), I took the assessment.
Lo and behold, I am in WORSE shape than I was in 2012.
Just so you know, it takes a tremendous amount of strength and character to get your health measured when you know it’s pretty bad.
I found out that in seven years I’ve gained 55 pounds.
How does that happen?
Well, I’ll tell you how:
- Eating too much food and beverages (specifically alcoholic beverages)
- Not working out enough
- Skipping daily weigh ins
- Living a sedentary lifestyle.
As it turns out, I’m only too aware that I can’t continue on this path.
Therefore, I’ve begun a fitness regimen.
I’m weighing myself EVERY DAY and going for walks on a regular basis.
I’m working myself up to 10,000 steps a day.
If you ask me what has changed between this post and my last post on dieting, I can tell you this – I AM EXERCISING.
And that’s new for me.
Usually I try to lose weight with only dieting.
But I see the importance of working out regularly now and I’m committed to being a dedicated dieter and adding exercise into my daily routine.
Truth be told, my cousin Jennifer has also inspired me to get fit.
She herself modified her diet and added exercise into her daily routine and now she looks even more fabulous than she always has.
She gives me a success story I can relate to.
Hopefully, in a few months I’ll be well on my way to better health, leaving my days of sloth and gluttony behind me.
Just watch me!