January 2nd, 2016.
Well, here we are again. This article was written in December 2014 with an update on January 23rd, 2015. How was your 2015? I hope you accomplished many of your goals. Now, it is time, to start all over again. I am really looking forward to 2016. With all my past failures, I believe this is my year to shine. Let’s make history together. I have 4 or 5 vices, but only 2, I want to work on here. First and foremost is that I am addict for cigarettes. I have been smoking for 60 years. I have COPD, but doing well. No Oxygen yet. My other vice is food. I generally eat really good food. Low fat, no sugar to speak of, but on occasion, I fall off the wagon. Ice cream is the number culprit. Bread is another.
This is my plan. For 30 days, I will not have a single puff of a cigarette and I will eat only good food and a lot less of it. I plan on losing at least 10 pounds in the next 30 days. That is not a great feat, considering, I now weigh 249 pounds and I am 5’9″ tall. I took a pretty disgusting side view picture of myself, today. 90 days from today, I will post it along with current picture, so all can see, if I succeeded or failed.
Good luck to all of you and Happy New Year.
1/23/2015: We hope everyone is doing well on their New Years’s Revolution. Unfortunately, I have not been doing as good as I hoped. I have lost focus and motivation and I need help to get back on the wagon. Maybe, some of you have had the same problem. I have been on a few sugar binges and put myself on the usual “guilt trip”. Pistachio muffins have been my downfall. Were they worth it? Truthfully, they were very good. But now, realization has set in and I need to get back to the goals, I have set for 2015. So, today is a brand new day of a brand new year. If you have fallen, as I did, then today is the day to start anew. Good luck to all of us. If you have any suggestions, please send them in. We need all the help, we can get.
No, I did not make a mistake. I meant Revolution. Most of us make New Year Resolutions and we try really hard to live up to the. Some are about losing weight, quitting smoking, getting more exercise and any number of other things, we want to do starting the New Year. Most of those resolutions last a month or two, at best. We generally fall back to doing the same things again.
Setting Fitness Goals In New Year:
This year, 2015, I suggest a change. Let this be the year of revolution. The year, you make a difference in your total being. The year, you make you body as perfectly healthy as you can. The year, you allow you body to heal itself, after many years of feeding it unhealthy foods and preventing it from healing. Your body is a wondrous mechanism. It can cure itself. It doesn’t need any doctors or medications. All it needs is good nourishment. Feed it good foods and let it works wonders.
This is not about fad diets and exercise programs. We have been feeding our bodies all the wrong things. Cheeseburgers, French fries, tacos, pizza, and all the processed foods are stopping our bodies from keeping us healthy. We drink all kinds of drinks that are loaded with processed sugars and empty calories, and expect our bodies to thrive. Instead of thriving, we contract diseases like Obesity, Diabetes, Heart disease, just to name a few. Our bodies are begging for help, so they can do what they do best, heal themselves of these terrible diseases.
So, here is our 2015 Revolution. Make this the year, to learn how to feed your body what it needs, to work it’s magic and bring back your health. It won’t happen overnight and it will not be easy. Don’t forget, it has taken many years for you to develop whatever diseases, you have. How many years have you been eating processed foods and drinking sugar loaded drinks. It has taken years to strip your body of it’s curative powers. Here comes the good news.
It won’t take long for you body to regain it’s strength. Once it has, you will see you health change in a matter of a few months. You will start to feel better within a week or two. In six months, you will be able to do things, you have not done in years. You will have more energy than you have had it years. Your skin will get back it’s glow. In one year, your body can and will free you of most disease. Note: You should consult with your doctor before embarking on any lifestyle changes. Keep taking any medication until your body has time to work it’s wonders and you doctor says it is okay for you to stop. Seeking the help of a Certified nutritionist is a great idea.
Learn as much as possible about the foods that nourish your wonderful body. Become an expert about your bodies’ needs and any disease, you may have. Learn what nutrients your body needs. The more you learn and put into practice, the faster you will regain your health. There are hundreds or possibly thousands of diets around and they all work. Well, they work for a while anyway. If you feed your body properly, you will not have to diet ever again. Your body knows, how much you should weigh. Feed it well, and let it work.
My wish for all of you is this. May 2015 be the year, your body gives you the healthy life, you deserve.
Do you need some inspiration? Watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.
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