According to the BMI chart, I’m too short

I’m so hungry I can eat a plate.  Well, not really.  I’ve been dieting and exercising a lot lately.  Insanity workout program and it’s pretty legit.  The first week was rough, I’m not going to lie.  But, I’ve been able to power through to improve my health.  I want to be able to see my grandchildren grow up as my grandparents did.

I really felt like I was on a collision course with heart disease or diabetes, like so many Americans these days.  I would drink 3-4 sodas a day and have sweets throughout the day.  Nearly turning 40, I was packing on the pounds and just not feeling very well.  About 6 years ago I ran the Honolulu Marathon and felt like I was in the best shape of my life.  That all changed after I accomplished that great goal.  I got lazy, stopped exercising, and really ate like crap.  I started feeling embarrassed when I looked at pictures of myself and knew that I needed to do something different.

That something different happened one evening over a couple beers with my buddy.  He challenged me to do Insanity with him.  Kind of like a peer pressure idea (and it sounded like a great idea after a few beers).  We wouldn’t workout together.  Just be held accountable to do it each day.  Well, I got hooked.  I finished up the 9 week program and started another round yesterday.  Coupled with a great diet (and no soda), I’m down 16 pounds and feel really good about myself.

Why should you care?  Take a look in the mirror, assess your health, and really critique how you’re feeling.  Do you feel tired or out of energy?  Are those pants fitting a little tired?  Kick yourself in the rear and avoid the harmful effects of excessive weight:

  • Heart disease
  • Risk of stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Arthritis
  • Social and Psychological issues

Do any of those sound fun?  I don’t think so and they can really affect your family life and future.  I’m glad I’ve changed my bad eating habits.  Maybe you can, too.

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