I looked in the mirror yesterday, and for the first time in a long while I did not like what what reflected back at me.
I’m roughly 200 pounds, which isn’t bad for my height (6’1). But with the diet of a 15 year old, scavenging on primarily Hot Pockets, Chef Boyardee, and Subway it’s about time for a change. Don’t even talk to me about vegetables. That’s not allowed in my apartment. Instead, give me a Funky Buddha IPA or a cheap bottle of wine. And this is all just at home. I eat out at bars and restaurants at least two times a week and likely order one of the more unhealthy meals on the menu with four or five beers to follow. And exercise…that’s not a thing for me ether. Quite frankly, I don’t know how I’m not more than 200 pounds. But this was me, yesterday.
I’m trying to accomplish a very ambitious goal, losing 20 pounds in 2-3 weeks. I’m a mess and I like to do crazy things, you’ll come to know that. If I don’t think too much into it, it can very well be achievable. During this time I will try not to eat meat, and consume mostly vegetables (eww) and fruits along with multivitamins to make up for anything I’m missing. If I’m out at dinner, I might have to cheat a little depending on what’s on the menu. I will also run as many as 3-6 miles per week, and also no alcohol during the week.
I’m really going to miss coming home to a few glasses of wine after a long day of work, but I just have to remember the end goal and that this is only lasting 2-3 weeks. Habits are very hard to break. They consume us and typically reflect who we are as an individual. I like to break habits just to prove to myself that I have control on how I live my life and show that the routines that I have unintentionally created do not determine who I am. This is me, today.
Whether I succeed or fail at this temporary lifestyle I am trying to create, at least I can say I’ve tried, which is better than no attempt at all.
Let me know your thoughts. Do you think this is doable? What ambitious lifestyle changes have you tried in the past?
Till next time.