Well, I’m not really. That’s sort of the point. I’m pretty average. I guess what this means is that if I can make some big changes in the health department, anyone can.
A couple things to cover first: What brought me here (why now?!) and what’s the plan.
- I’ve tried tons of diets. I mean like every one out there pretty much. Weight Watchers, low carb, obsessive calorie counting, juice fast, elimination diet, HCG, Atkins (and probably more that I can’t think of). Of course it’s not all about calories in right? Calories out is part of the equation too: running, yoga, multiple gym memberships, walking schedules, weight lifting etc. Let’s just say I get around.
- I feel like crap. The holidays were the last straw (yes, I may be a walking cliche). After gaining back a bunch of weight I’d lost last year, then getting heartburn for a few days in a row, I knew my body was telling it was time to take action. I have a few health problems I needed to take care of, and although heartburn may not seem like a huge deal, it was the tip of the iceberg for me.
So, since I’d been let go from my job in October and “wasted” the 2 first months of being off, it was time to get to work! If I could financially manage to take off 2 more months (I still hope I can figure out that one) I was going to devote them to ME and getting back on track. A lot can get done in 2 months, right?
Now, for the master plan…..
Well, that I haven’t figure out yet, except I plan to use a shit-load of insurance benefits that I’ve built up and never had time to use while I was working like crazy. Luckily my ex-employer was kind enough to extend these until I found new employment. Now to get to it and devote my free time investigating what will really make a difference this time around.
So as one of the great philosophers if our times says: