Breaking Bad……Habits

29 Jul

This is a tough one for me.  Over the last year, I had accumulated a few bad ones, and the scale and doctor’s frown on office visits confirmed it.  I needed to get my act together sooner than later.  I’ve had enough of feeling like crap and scowling at the mirror….it was time for action.

For starters, I had to cut out the nightly adult beverage/s.  It had become a habit and it was costing me calories, a good night’s sleep, and killing the will to get up and work out.  I don’t know too many people who have a few beers and crave a bowl of broccoli, so if I was going to lose weight the drinks had to go.

Secondly, I had to commit to getting my sorry butt out of bed at the ridiculously early time of 4:30am.  I am a morning person, so this wasn’t too difficult to commit to.  I know if I put exercise off until the end of the day, I will think of a million and one excuses not to do it, so it has to be done before work.

Luckily, I have a treadmill in the house and iTunes, so I can walk and jam.  I also have a supply of exercise videos and weights, so boredom will hopefully not set in too soon.  At this point, I can’t bring myself to be seen in a gym around all the Fit Franks and Fifis, so my living room will have to do.

I’m trying to get up the courage to take a “before” photo so I can compare in a few months and see, hopefully, improvement.  I can’t ask anyone else to take it for fear of embarrassment, so I will spend the evening contorting myself to take a mirror selfie.

So far, the changes have resulted in my blood pressure going down quite a bit and I managed to shed a few pounds.  It’s just enough motivation to keep me going….well, that and not leaving the doctor’s office in tears.

One Response to “Breaking Bad……Habits”

  1. Teresa (aka Wold) July 30, 2015 at 12:14 am #

    Keep up the great work! It’s not easy at our age. :-/

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