When I came to the ultimate decision to take back my health, I didn’t know what to do. I was pretty sure sitting on the couch, reading fitness magazines while eating nacho cheese Doritos wasn’t going to be the way to do it. So for those of you thinking about this method, it has been tested and proven not to work.
I was reading how cardio won’t help you lose weight, weight lifting will help you lose weight, High Intensity Interval Training is the way to go, cardio is the way to go, calories in calories out, Paleo diet, Mediterranean diet, vegan, vegetarian, Keto diet, and that’s just what I can remember off the top of my head.
After my head spinning so much I decided to google fitness and weight loss…..that was just a brilliant idea. There were more sites by Internet Marketers and almost none from people who really wanted to help. I found it very spammy and I felt dirty just searching through them.
Next, I went screw it, I cleaned the nachos off my clothes, got off the couch and got moving. I have an old treadmill in the basement, I went down, blew the dust off and got started.
Needless to say, I wasn’t moving very fast. I sit all day in a cubicle farm, come home to dinner, chat with the family about their days, go to my laptop to do more work, and then if time allows, watch some TV before bed. I wore a pedometer once but it kept asking if I was alive due to the lack of steps I take.
It doesn’t matter that I grew up playing sports all through school and enjoyed being active when I was single, now I let other priorities take over and I wasn’t the person that I thought I was in my head. So I decided step 1 was moving.
Let me build good habits by moving. I wanted to get used to moving at least 4 times a week. I wanted to move and feel good about it, now try to kill myself. I wasn’t going to worry about food yet, or weight training, or anything else, I just wanted to get moving. It worked. I have now built into my habits that I have to move at least 4 times a week. If I don’t, I don’t feel good.
I know getting moving started for me. Maybe it will work for you too.