My physical shape was so bad, that I really didn't want to move or do any activity because I had trouble breathing and I would get pains in my chest. I would constantly wake up in the middle of the night choking and I actually had thrown up a couple of times because of it. I would actually go to bed fearing that I would have a heart attack in the middle of the night. It wasn't until I received a wake up call from my mother, that I started to get my act together. From that point on, I made a promise to myself to better my health as well as my life in the process. That is how my "Mission to Healthy" was born.
Soon after I started the mission, I could see results. And of course being able to see those results gave me some motivation to keep on going. After a few days, I started to receive comments and words of encouragement from not only my family but my friends as well. I then started to receive tips and advice from people I never met before. And that actually left me speechless. Here were these people who never met me before but were so kind to lend a helping hand. Days turned into weeks and weeks started to turn into months. The weight was continuing to come off and I started to feel like an actual person once again.
I believe that lessons I have been learning along the way and the healthy habits I have been building upon, have really helped to make me a better person. And by going through this transformation, I have learned the importance of being responsible, not only with my health but with my life as well. It has gotten to a point were eating healthy, exercising, and writing this blog has become second nature. Each of these important parts had become a part of my every day life. Of course, I have learned that taking care of my own health is important. But also being a shoulder to lean on, for everyone who is struggling with these same issues as I am, has become very important to me as well. I am thankful for where this mission has taken me so far, but it is not done for me yet at all.
I appreciate you all letting me speak from my heart tonight. A lot of this stuff that I mentioned in this post, I have shared with you before, on numerous accounts. I just like to remind myself where I was and how far I have traveled to get to where I am today. I am very thankful for getting a second chance at changing my health and my life around.
With that being said, let's get to the details of the day:
Meals of the Day (The Heavy Man - 37 Points)
(I am currently following the Weight Watchers Points System)
Breakfast - Egg whites on a nutrigrain roll with a slice of american cheese = Points 7
Snacks During the Day - 1 Weight Watchers brownie, 1 Weight Watchers carrot cake, 3 rice cakes, and a serving of baked tostitios with mango salsa = Points 8
Lunch - 1 serving of homemade Chicken Cordon Bleu (Weight Watchers Recipe) with a side of 99% fat free egg noodles and peas = Points 13
Dinner - 1 serving of homemade Crusty Pork Tenderloin with a side of baked apples and sweet potatoes (Weight Watchers Recipe) = Points 10
Dessert - 1 Weight Watchers ice cream bar = Points 3
Total Points Eaten Today = 41 Points (4 points over my daily limit)
Today I executed the weight lifting and strength training portion of my workout routine: Dumbbell Press, Seated Row with Straight Bar, and Leg Extensions (4 sets of each x 15 reps each), Chest Flyes, Lateral Dumbbell Raises, and Hammer Curls with rope (4 sets of each x 15 reps of each), Straight Arm Push Downs, Rear Delt Flyes, and Leg Press (4 sets of each x 15 reps of each), and Crunches with 10 lbs, Triceps Push Downs, and Dumbbell Side Bends (4 sets of each x 15 reps each). Tomorrow I will be running outside for cardio.
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