"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on."

Henry Ellis

August 22, 2007

Body For Life

I followed the Body for Life program 5 years ago and I did great. I even maintained my healthy lifestyle. I fell off the wagon about a year ago and and really need to get back on... I went on The Body for Life website and a group soldiers (looks like medical staff) from Camp Fallujah took the challenge, here is the link to the story. http://www.bodyforlife.com/challenge/2007/iraq/ Well I figure if they can do it in those conditions then what is my excuse. So starting Monday I am going back on the program and hopefully after the 12 weeks I will once again be back on track with my healthy lifestyle. It really is a lifestyle change and not a diet. I know I felt great and really want that feeling again. I will keep you posted on how I'm doing...

4 comments:

A soldier's wife..... said...

I'm excited for you.....I did something in this direction after my husband left last winter....not just like this, but I lost a considerable amount of weight and got back to taking better care of myself....I think he will be rather surprised when he returns....

You can do this, you did it before you can do it again. I took the stance that, it had to mean more to want it over what I currently had now.....and now I weigh about 40 pounds less and I feel better then I have in years....

I look forward to the updates..and why not just start now???? =)

Shelly said...

A soldiers wife,

Good for you...!!!!! What type of program did you do?
Thanks for the support. I have started but want to offcially start Monday. I usually take the before pics and start my food diary. I haven't had time to do that so the weekend will be perfect and I can shop for healthy food and get some cooking done..

Shelly

A soldier's wife..... said...

I starved! HA!

No really, I bought the book "You on a Diet" by Dr. Oz..which is not really what you think it is....but it was very inlightening....explained a lot about how food affects each of us and how as we age those things change. That each one of us is different and that what affects me is different from you etc. I had to consider factors in my life when choosing how to make changes in my life. One big thing is that I can't do high aerobic activity without gaining weight. Even though it increases your metabolic rate, it increased my appetite so much that the increase in my rate did no good to off set the fact that for hours I was so hungry that it caused me to eat so much I was fighting a losing battle. I had to change the way I exercised first. It became about trial and error for a long time until I found what clicked.....I know what type of foods for my body are okay and NOT okay. It really isn't about everything in moderation, I can't eat just anything, no matter how lowfat/low calorie/ or good for you it is....one thing can trigger my system to be off balance and undo what I have worked so hard to get to. You also have to drink drink drink water. I rarely drink anything else. I have a great article on why you drink water, and that really made me address other issues in my life about what I put in my body as far as drinks....

Anyway, I knew that I had about a year before I hit 40, and I wanted to do it before then, plus surprise my hubby when he got back.

Anyway, like I said I'm here to get you through it, or tell you to step away from the fridge, ledge, starbucks, ben and jerrys....whatever it is you need.

=]

Shelly said...

a soldiers wife,

I will have to read the book. I know what I need to do, it is all mental with me.. I will hold you to keeping me on track.

Shelly