My Fit to Fat and Back blog is one year old. That is 27 posts and about 12,000 words. “Back to fit” the journey is not over. The year was my second at watching my weight. I am down 32 pounds total with 22 of those pounds in the last year. I lead a better life in 3 areas: 1. I eat a healthier diet, 2. I exercise more regularly, 3. I meditate and pray regularly.
Area 1. Eating better is the result of being more food aware or food conscious. After I moved away from “fast food” because of its poisonous and additives qualities, I next moved away from prepackaged foods as I learned to do a better job of label reading. I eat both of these things only occasionally. This leaves me with a diet of lots of fresh vegetables, fruit, and better quality meat. I have a limited GPS rule; limit Grains, Potatoes, and Sugar.
Area 2. Regular exercise is still a work in progress. I am dealing with some old health issues. There are old surgeries and old football and wrestling injuries which seems to be aggravated by some activities, weight, and age. I turn 72 this year. Progress is being made by carving out time for activities in my 2 job work schedule. I must get out there and get moving.
Area 3. The area of spiritual practice involves some reading and learning. I practice this daily. Start daily with a prayer of gratitude and hope. I find time to meditate for 5 to 30 minutes daily, beginning by being conscious of my breath. I would like to improve in this area to have a better relationship with all the people in my life.
The mechanics for the blog are still not perfected. The marketing of the blog as a product is still not a smooth seemed item. I want it to reach and benefit thousands and I’m at 30. I still have work to do.
The Pointers for Today:
Read the labels
Practice portion control
Eat fresh, local product when possible, and organic when possible
Exercise regularly, get up and move
Name 5 things you are grateful for in 30 seconds
Have an attitude of gratitude.
Books I am currently reading:
My daughter gave me this one, it’s great. This is really well written.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
This is a re-read for me and great beginners guide to meditation. I have it on my FIRE from Amazon.
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
I bought this one from Easy Does It Books in Long Beach, California. It’s a good read from a great little store.
One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
My next read:
This one comes recommended by my jungle trail running buddy. I’m looking forward to reading it.
Good to Go: What the Athlete in All of Us Can Learn from the Strange Science of Recovery
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