Being healthy is easy, staying healthy is hard.
When I started my health journey in 2006 I had just gotten out of the Marines and after years of forced PT(Physical Training) I took a couple off. It didn’t take long for the weight to start creeping up on me. And before I knew it I was out of shape, over-weight, and tired all the time. That kicked off a journey through health and wellness that has led me to this point. But this article isn’t about that journey. This article is about what happens when you fall off that train and need to get back on it.
At the time of this writing, it is by 38th birthday. Most people create resolutions on New Years, I also happen to create resolutions on my Birthday as well. My health journey has led me from weight fluctuation from 165 up to 190, all fat accumulation and loss. Every birthday I reflect on where I am with my life. What my goals are for the next year. This was the year I finally chose to sign up for a certification course as a health coach. So I also figured this should be the year where I take total control of my overall health, not just the physical appearance.
This article will be my accountability to you and will be documented for the next 21 days with what I am doing. So I thought it would also be fitting to be brutally honest upfront about who I am, my weaknesses, my worries. Let me tell you I know exactly how to be healthy, so I am all the more aware when I cheat on that idea, really, really, cheat. I used to think that just because you could walk the walk and talk the talk that it immediately meant being healthy would be easy. Let me clear that idea up, it is not. I fall prey to the same temptations, the same pitfalls. That is why I am choosing to write this article now. Day One of my journey was brutally bad. Day two will almost certainly be better.
So come with me, and be sure to follow along daily as I progress. And know that even if you fall off, getting back on isn’t as hard as you think it is.