I have not been very happy with myself lately. I have gained about 12 pounds since April. I am currently at 222.2 pounds. I know this sounds made up but above is the picture from this morning to prove it. It takes a lot for me to admit how much I weigh.
Unfortunately, this weight gain is significant as I can see my shirts getting too short and my pants not fitting well. I have also noticed a difference in the way I walk and feel. I know I said this six months ago but I really have to get myself in shape. I really need to make some serious lifestyle changes.
Lifestyle change number one is the elimination of soda in my daily intake. I have been drinking 4-6 cans of Pepsi Throwback, now called Pepsi – Made with Real Sugar. I truly believe that this is a major source of my weight gain. At the same time, I will be increasing my water intake. Now, I will allow myself the occasional soda however it will not be an everyday thing. So as of today, no more soda.
The second lifestyle change will be eating better. No more fast food everyday. I will reduce my portions and eat healthier, cleaner meals. I will not be over indulging in junk and snack foods regularly. As with the soda, I will allow myself the occasional snack but just like the soda, it will not be an everyday thing. So, starting today I will begin eating better.
And the last but most important lifestyle change is to increase my exercising. This should not be hard since I currently don’t do any. I have decided to try hot yoga. I signed up for my first class tonight. I have seen a colleague of mine transform in amazing ways both physically and mentally doing this same yoga style. Hopefully I can have similar results.
I believe that by putting those three lifestyle changes into motion, I can become healthier and slimmer. I will keep everyone updated of my progress. And I know I said this before, but this time I am really going to do it and not give up!
Wish me luck!