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: Continue reading According to the BMI chart, I’m too short