4/24/18 was Day 1... Today is Day 6 #100daychallenge
Sunday, April 29, 2018
Since my last update I've been diagnosed with diabetes after being pre-diabetic for a better part of 10 years. It sucks. Truly. So 5 months after receiving the diagnosis, I am finally sick of myself enough to finally take action.
Last Tuesday morning I woke up with an overwhelming need to put on my workout clothes and head to the gym after dropping off my nephew at school. It's not a new routine, but it's one that I rarely do consistently. I'll work out for a week or two and then I stop for no other reason than laziness. So after my first visit to the gym in several months, I thought to myself: I don't go a single day without nourishing my body with food and water, so why do I continue to go day after day without working out my body in the same manner? I can't let go of that thought. It's so basic and simplistic yet consistency is one of the hardest challenges in my life.
I have gone to the gym every day since last Tuesday. It has been six days and I work out between 30 to 40 minutes a day doing various cardio exercises then 5 to 10 minutes of core exercises when I return home from the gym. I have challenged myself to go 100 days in a row because trying to commit to working out 3 to 5 days a week leads to indecision that triggers my laziness. The truth of the matter is that I cannot allow myself one off day from physical activity that resembles a workout because 1 missed day at the gym will turn into 2 missed days at the gym and then 2 days of not working out can easily turn into 3 weeks of nothingness. That's my deal and I'm over it!
Today is day 6. I attended an intro Pilates Reformer class and did 30 minutes on the elliptical at the gym. I cleaned out my refrigerator and restocked it with healthy foods. I cranked up my trusty Vitamix and made my first green smoothie in months. I'm doing my own variation of Eat to Live which I had success with in the past. I'm not doing a hard core nutritarian diet at the moment but my foods will be heavily plant-based as I still want to eat fish for dinner a few times a week. When I work out consistently it always carries over to my eating. After working out the last thing I want to do is undo my hard work by filling up my body with unhealthy fast foods or processed foods.
I don't know how often I will blog, but it is my desire to blog through the next 94 days.
Day 6 of #100daychallenge