One year on

On year ago I made the choice the change my lifestyle, change what I eat, incorporate excerise into my daily routine.

It has not been an easy year. What has changed?

I eat differently now. This was not just a one off change of eliminate fatty foods etc from my eating patterns. Its something that has evolved with me. I still do enjoy treats, though now less often and in far smaller amounts.

I excercise almost everyday. I try to do some 5 days a week. There are days, that after works I’m spent and just want to relax. Considering that for decades I did zero excerise I think Im in a good place. My excerise is low impact and of a type and pace that I can maintain and work with.

I have lost about 4-5 inches sustained from my waist. For a while there was some fluctuation but its settled down. Its a point to move forward from.

Going slow has been the key. I’ve had to change my attitude mentally which was probably the hardest part. Its an ever changing process and will continue to change as I do.

As a treat for getting through the first year I bought some new joggers which support my feet exceptionally well. The girl at Athletes Foot was very patient with me and understood my concerns.

The journey continues.

To anyone on their own journey like this, don’t despair and don’t give up. Only you can do this journey, your success is your own measure. You can do it.

Lastly a thankyou to my closest and dearest friend. Thankyou for supporting me, lending words of encouragement, listening to me ramble on about all sorts of crap and for just being there, even though your are several thousand miles away.

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2 thoughts on “One year on

  1. They say the first step is the hardest. In reality its every step after the first that is the hardest. Each step after the first is another step toward your goal, but also a possible misstep. The best thing to do is keep going forward and setting small goals for yourself.

  2. You’ve done incredibly well, Chris, and I have no doubt that your story will inspire others. The real key is, as you say, consistency and changing your mindset (which are not easy to do). Well done! 😊

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