Friday, August 16, 2013
My name is Seth. I'm an automotive marketer that is used to travelling across North America 6 months out the year. On the road I usually gain 20 lbs every tour and I have to try very hard to lose it afterwards. It's mostly from eating out every new city I visit with my team since I love to see what kinds of specialty foods each place has. I'm currently still holding the extra 20 lbs from the last tour and been putting it on the backburner for months now. I'm transitioning to a new Web Design business where I have to sit most of the day, so that doesn't help with the extra weight gain.
I remember before I was 21, I used to be able to eat ANYTHING I wanted as MUCH as I wanted, and NEVER gain a pound and still maintain an athletic body with a 6 pack set of abs. Well things are clearly different now, but I want to put my all into getting back into an active lifestyle that will keep me healthy for years to come! Cheers to everyone in the same mindset! We CAN do this :)
I am new to this SparkPeople thing myself, 5 days now... I never stick to such things that require so much tracking and organization, but I can honestly say that this time it's working.
I may not be in the same shoes as others on here in terms of how much they want to lose, but I think I can safely say that we all want to look and feel healthier as well as strengthen our mental and spiritual energies.
I used to go all out when I exercised but this time I've changed my approach drastically on how I want to get healthier and lose weight. All I did at on day 1 to day 4 was walk everyday for 30~40 minutes, drink 4 bottles of water everyday, lessen my intake of carbs by substituting rice for simple vegetables, and regulate my sleep patterns for 8 hours of sleep. I stepped on the scale today, day 5, and noticed 5.5 lbs dropped off from just that alone.
I hope for you to maintain positive, release negative energies, stay on track, and most importantly never give up.