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Change in My Thinking

Thursday, February 02, 2012

I am entering my third month of sparking. I have healed up from the pneumonia and sinus infections. Before sparking I had started doing most of this a year ago. Exercising, cut out processed food, drinking more water all in attempts to loose weight. Before I would start out strong for a week, then become sporadic for a few weeks and then get back on track and repeat the whole cycle. No wonder the results were minimal. Using the trackers I am not missing a day. I have started to look at exercise as a subject, I plan 30 mins into my day now everyday except weekends. I am considering it as necessary as brushing my teeth. A shift has occurred in my thinking that its not just for weight loss but these changes are lifestyle changes to be continued for life, fat or thin. I cannot get over how much younger I feel. My aches and pains are basically gone, tasks are easy and I am not getting sore, I am getting really strong, my sleep is better and my mind is clearer. This is the short term benefits I can only imagine what it will be in the long term. At church I sit next to the happiest, healthiest almost 90 year old man. He runs everyday, rain or shine. He is the inspiration in my change of thinking in this weightloss journey. He did not become fit and healthy at his old age by accident. He lived a lifetime of eating simple and exercise. Our lifespan is not of our choosing but the quality of health is mostly, I do not want to become a health nut until my weight goal is met and then repeat the process that caused me to become unhealthy. Consistency and for life is my new goal.
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