Since April I’ve been having an organic food breakfast of scrambled eggs and veggies plus a navel orange.
I found out by accident by buying a regular orange that a regular orange has no taste. The organic orange is citrus-y.
For 9 months so far I’ve been having this food for breakfast.
I also started meeting with a new personal trainer at the gym for him to create routines I do on my own every week.
Since 2011–going on 9 years–I’ve had different trainers create routines that I do on my own.
This ties into the mind-body connection in numerous ways:
First, the more exercise you do, the happier you feel. Even should you not lose weight.
(I lost 12 pounds since April, yet that wasn’t my goal.)
Second, when you exercise consistently it’s easier not to stress about things that are happening in your life.
Ever since starting to follow-through on one of my fitness goals it has been easier not to give a sh*t about things I used to agonize over.
For one I’m coming up on 55 years old. I’ve stopped caring that I might not get my old 32-year old energy level back.
Yet a curious thing took place: I’ve been doing a walk/run on the treadmill. This had been a goal of mine for a couple of years.
Last month I was finally able to add this activity to my fitness repertoire.
Ever since then I’ve stopped dwelling on my energy level.
It might be that I’m getting back some of that energy.
I would like to empower readers to choose to live a healthy lifestyle.
Making positive changes is possible even when you’re older.
I can tell you without a doubt that you don’t have to be a size 4.
You don’t have to look a certain way or fit into skinny jeans the size of a garden hose.
Forget the number on the scale or how clear your skin is or how perfect your hair is.
What counts more is being active.
Being fit and active will help you achieve your goals inside and outside of the gym.
Even doing only one new thing to change for the better can improve your outlook.
I did only one new thing: hopped on the treadmill 1x per week.
This tiny change had a dramatic outcome:
I feel better – I’m happier – I think I can do what I set my mind to do.
In the coming blog entries I’m going to return to talking about goal-setting.
January is coming up and a lot of people appear to still be taken in with setting New Year’s Resolutions.
I say the New Decade calls for New Dreams.