For years I’ve joked that being 6′ 4″ makes it pretty easy to disguise being overweight.
While this is true, the truth still remains. It’s impossible to hide it from YOURSELF. So I got out of bed a week ago determined to make a permanent life change. Mainly, this had to do with food. Food has been my idol, my drug of choice, my depression medicine for far too long.
The problem, however, was that I needed some regular inspiration to keep me focused on my daily goals. So I did a quick search on iTunes and found the Fat-Burning Man, a podcast hosted by Abel James. Don’t let the title throw you, this podcast is so much more than just ways to burn fat.
While I’m on this new journey to much better health, this blog may become more about journaling my progress and discoveries for a season. BUT the blog title still remains to be fitting. Because leading ourselves well is the most stable foundation to leading others well.
Why am I posting this? The more I can be authentic and public about it, the more I feel like others are watching. There’s a level of accountability in it.
For me….my desire is to eventually lose 60 lbs. My new approach, however, is to set daily goals that are small enough to achieve. I’m not looking past the next 24 hours, other than to plan my meals. So each day I will strive to #WinToday! And starting off, a ‘Win’ at the end of the day means I’ve accomplished all 5 of these goals:
– Nothing after 7pm but water.
– Cut 90% of sugar and carbs out of my diet
– Average 30 – 60 push-ups each day
– Cut my meal portions in 1/2 (they were BIG)
– Drink about 60 oz of water each day
When we’re not working on something we actually stop developing as individuals. We become stagnant. (btw, that’s not good)
What are you working on and what does your process (or plan) look like?