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
261 lbs
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  • READY201811
    What determination. You have your goal aligned with your mindset. Now day 7
    1113 days ago
    You're doing great. Better than so many of us. You should be proud of yourself for taking back your life. Literally. You inspire me. Thank you.
    1113 days ago
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    1113 days ago
    Be proud of yourself!!
    1113 days ago
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