Health post: Why I am trying harder

Health post: Why I am trying harder

Fitness and health are important at all ages, but this post is mostly about me and what I am doing these days. Hope it encourages you!

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Wow. I am falling behind on my blog posting. This has been a strange month, to be sure. I have been doing a lot of physical things to improve my health, and that has taken the number one spot for time. Also, I have been cooking more, and eating less. Strange to say that in that way, but it’s true. Cooking more meals but eating less food. I have been eating a lot less BAD food, I should add. My weight is down, and my doctor is going to be amazed at me when I go to see him again.

The problem is: I WAANT TO BE BAAAAD.

Have you ever felt like you were trying to do something that was good for you but you just WANTED to be bad?

That’s how I feel MOST days. I am giving it 100% effort, but only feel like doing it about 20% of the time. I have pushed through these mean “it ain’t worth it” feelings often. I think it may be just a plateau time. I am already where I want to be health-wise, but weight-wise, not so much. According to my fitness assessment, I have thirty pounds to lose. Gosh. If I lost that much more, I would be a bag of bones.

Nevertheless, I am going to keep going.

When the weight loss and the health benefits really kick in, I know I will be glad I pushed through it.

Here are a few things I am doing:
1. Cooking healthy foods. Including casseroles with broccoli, cauliflower, and spaghetti squash. *if you are not following me on Facebook you should! I post pics there*
2. Exercise in some form or fashion every day. Gym days every other day as often as possible.
3. Meditating and breathing deeply. If you do not make it a POINT to breathe deeply often (like several times an hour) you will find you no longer have the lung capacity you used to have. I feel so much better when I take time to do this.

What are you doing these dog days of summer to get fit and stay healthy?

About master

Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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