I'm needing to get serious about this fitness stuff. I have a difficult time staying focused by myself...I need a bit of a program to keep on track. I've decided to do the 2013 Transformation Challenge for the next three months and see what happens. I'm going to try my best to follow it to the letter every day. Part of that is "homework" to be completed every week. These are exercises to address the mental aspects of fitness...and believe me...they are sometimes harder than the weight lifting. I'll post those and my responses here as I go along the next few weeks.
Heart and Soul
Having looked inward to do some soul-searching, three heartfelt reasons for making the decision to transform my health and life are:
1: I'm tired of being fat, tired of feeling bad, tired of being inactive...tired of being tired.
2: I see friends my age develop diabetes and heart disease. I want to avoid these killers if it is possible.
3: I want to set an example to others around me. I want to be known as somebody who can accomplish personal goals and inspire others to achieve theirs.
In recent days and weeks, the three most predominant inner feelings I have been experiencing are:
1: Dread that I will have a heart attack.
2. Ashamed of my condition.
3. Frustrated and scared that I can't do it.
Three patterns of thinking or beliefs which may have limited my ability to change in the past are:
1: I'm too busy.
2: I'm too old.
3: I've already damaged my body beyond repair.
Three objectively verifiable statements which reflect my physical condition right now are:
1: My weight this morning is 197.4 pounds.
2: My body fat is 34%
3: I've taken my before photos....bleah. Looking at them clearly shows the work that needs to be done.