The first 20 minutes
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I have been reading a new book called the first 20 minutes. If I wasn't already exercising, this would certainly make me want to start! It also reinforces what I have been thinking...if you are a total slug as I was, and start exercising even twenty minutes at a time, you will have huge changes within your body. You don't have to work out hard to get these improvements. You just have to start moving, anything.
It seems like most people on this site are running marathons. I am not. Some days I felt like I was just making my body go thru the motions. I thought if I was in a gym, people would laugh at me. But I kept it up. I am no longer diabetic. My blood Pressure is better. I am not depressed as I was. I feel like I have more energy. I coud go on.
With the exercise seemed to come natural progression to making better dietary changes. I don't starve myself...when I feel hungry, I eat. I also stop when I am not hungry. Two key points for me. Makes the weight loss feel magical. I don't feel like I have been deprived. And my body loves it!
The first 20 minutes...after that, it's all gravy. Even if I had not lost weight, I would have been healthier than I was a year ago.