One year on from my initial decision to regain my health
Monday, January 09, 2017
A year ago I decided to loose weight and exercise more to enhance my life. I felt like I was getting old and am not ready for that yet.
Well the weightloss hasn't gone so well, and the exercise has been a real mixed bag. I seem to get one injury after another, I'm always in recovery. I feel better because I am eating better food.
After all, that hard work all I can really say is well the weight hasn't got any worse and the exercise has on average got a bit better. So it is not the outstanding success I'd hoped for, and this isn't the blog I was hoping to write one year in.
Things haven't got any worse! Well that's good! that in itself is a big achievement after two decades of upward scale trends and gradual increase in sedentary lifestyle.
So over the last year I have learned that diets don't work, and only changing my eating habits can give me the long term effects I want. Yes that is all very well and good, but I have also learned that not dieting doesn't work either. I can maintain my weight, and yes I feel heaps better for having proper nutrition. But I need to maintain at 70kg not 100kg! So I am going on a diet. I am going on a calorie controlled healthy eating diet. My number 1 goal for 2017 is to loose weight, not exercise more, not be more healthy - all things I want to do - but to loose weight to reduce the load on my joints so that I can exercise more.