As I slowly approach a half century
(just about 3 months from now) I realized that I need to start thinking more about getting fit, eating right and staying healthy.

I will be the first to admit that I know nothing about living a healthy lifestyle. You are looking at a man that ate fast food 5 out of 7 days a week. Eats lots of snacks. I love cookies, cakes, chips and soda. I’ve smoked cigarettes the majority of my life and used and abused drugs for just as long.

Getting clean was the first step. Now as I approach 2 years clean in October 26th. It’s time to start the next phase. I remember saying that I would quit smoking when I reached 1 year clean. Procrastination kicked in and I pushed the date further and further back. Now a year later I am willing to give it another shot. I know that I must quit and that it is not easy. But I believe that I can do it. If I can stop using. I can do anything.

So I’ve set my quit date to be the same as my clean date.

I have joined a gym about a month ago and I have been able to maintain a steady attendance of 3 days a week.  I am proud of my commitment and I have lost 4 lbs so far. I feel better every time I go and I actually look forward to seeing myself without a beer belly and looking lean and cut. It’s a great energy booster and also helps with my self esteem.

Lastly eating healthy. I have stopped eating McDonald’s and other fast foods. I cut back on my snacking. The cookies will take a little weening off. Lol.  I have stopped drinking sodas and other sugary drinks and instead went and purchased a NutriBullet. I have been juicing for the last 2 weeks. I must admit. I like it. It tastes great and it’s healthy. I can’t beat that combination.

I have finally made moves toward this goal instead of the usual talking about it and not doing it. Procrastination has been one of my biggest defects and it feels good to put my words into action. I continue to pray for consistency and I have the willingness to do just that.

I will continue to post my progress or the lack of in future posts.