Today is a great day to start on a new path to fitness.
Turning back the clock, we just lost an hour, but I think it can be an opportunity to gain muscle and fitness, thereby adding hours and days and years to our lives.
I propose that today is a perfect day to make a new commitment to health and fitness.
I know that the food that we eat has a significant impact on our appearance and how we feel.
I know from experience that the food we eat can turn us from fat couch potatoes to a lean athletic specimen.
I know that there are amazing benefits to weight lifting and eating real food.
In the past, I have done my case studies with other people, but now I will do one with myself.
Over the last year and a half, many of the fitness gains that I had made have been lost, and I know why.
Instead of visiting the past, I am going to enumerate the key mistakes and how I intend to turn back the clock, again.
The key errors have been reliance on more processed foods and less reliance on real food.
The way I am going to correct this is by focusing on real foods.
What are real foods?
For every meal, of my major meals of the day, I will focus on one or more vegetables, a complex carbohydrate which has a low glycemic load and a lean protein.
Essentially to be lean and green.
For example, breakfast can be several vegetables sauteed, some chick peas warmed up on the side and 4 or 5 egg whites.
Lunch can be black bean soup, spinach and turkey or a veggie burger.
Dinner can be a sweet potato, cauliflower and salmon or tofu.
Snacks should be berries or apple or pear, throw in some nuts if you want for taste, but go easy on the nuts, they pack a lot of calories.
For exercise, I recommend doing 30 to 60 minutes of a good walk, swim or elliptical or treadmill as the aerobic base.
And then use your body as your gym, do some stretching, start with air squats, do pushups and deadlifts, as a start, or of course join a gym or create your own home gym.
For this plan of turning back the clock , I know I have to make a conscious effort to stop making the costly errors of processed food.
The food is the most critical component, I know because I have experienced what can happen by just eliminating the worst foods, the foods that are not real in nature, that do not exist in nature.
So for today, I had the breakfast above and the test will be to see if I can detox from all the junk food that I have had over the last 18 months and how long will that take to accomplish.