Life

Getting Healthy

Every year we all promise to get healthier, exercise more, be more successful — all those things New Year’s resolutions are made of. As we enter the New Year, I have made a commitment to get more healthy and I am going to use this website as the platform to help me be accountable to myself.

In late November, we started back our exercise routine. Because of this, rather than gaining five pounds over the holidays, I actually lost five pounds. We were doing great — hitting the gym to walk at least three times a week. I was feeling great. THEN — the flu hit us. Not a happy time. We spent Christmas Eve morning at the doctor and then traveling all over town to find the allusive Tamiflu prescription. We were then down for the count and Christmas was officially cancelled. Well now 9 days later, I am almost back to normal and it is time to get back on track.

The first thing I am doing is setting a workout goal. This helps me keep on track. Because I have a job with a big commute, it is hard to do during the week. I am committing to working out on Saturday, Sunday and one day during the week. I am also going to try to sneak one day in a week at work.

Next — I am giving up all diet soda. I had done this in November and had not had a diet soda in almost three weeks when the dreaded flu hit. I fell off the wagon a bit, but am getting back on board. As I think it hard to make lots of changes at one time, I am planning on making a small change to our diets on a weekly basis.

After we get used to regular exercise, lots of water and no diet soda, my next change will be no cream in my coffee. Let’s face it, I’m over 50 years old — surely I can get by without cream in my coffee. We already eat pretty non-processed, but we are going to get serious. Each week, I am going to commit to set out what my weekly goals are for my healthy life. I am also going to commit to trying one new “healthy” recipe a week. If they are successful, I will share along the way. I hope you enjoy the journey with me.

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