I could defer the responsibility and blame Covid-19, the lockdown, or my government's inept attempts to deal with the pandemic. But, in truth, I did do this to myself.
Thanks to a combination of the lockdown, the associated stress, comfort food and drink I engaged in, and more... Once again, I have become the heaviest I have ever been.
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I also have been the laziest I have ever been. And when one pair of pants didn't fit the other morning.... that was it!!
One thing I've always promised myself from my teenage years onward, was that I would never EVER buy larger pants.
So, yesterday, I made the decision to re-start P90X. It has been a few years since I last used that program for my fitness.
In fact, up until the Covid-19 crisis, I was doing very well with my physical health -- using a nutrition plan and a gym-based workout routine designed for me by an online personal trainer.
The Covid-19 lockdown put an end to that. And due to a combination of the lockdown, stress, anxiety, comfort food and drink, laziness and inaction, I found myself unable to wear a particular pair of pants!
So, I went to Beachbody On Demand and signed up. I printed out the calendars, and worksheets.
But, in truth, I did do this to myself. I didn't respond properly to the lockdown.
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As I write this post, it is the morning after Day 1. I am experiencing that dreaded stiff, sore, "why the hell did I do this to myself" day.
I could defer the responsibility and blame Covid-19, the lockdown, or my government's inept attempts to deal with the pandemic. But, in truth, I did do this to myself. I didn't respond properly to the lockdown. I didn't seek alternative fitness methods. I made the choice to eat and drink more crappy comfort food.
HOWEVER, because I have accepted responsibility for the consequences of my own actions and inactions, I, therefore, have the power to make new choices, better choices. HEALTHIER choices.
And as of yesterday, I have made that decision.
Moving forward, I have decided that my nutrition will now be based upon a whole-foods diet. And my fitness training will now follow the P90X workout plan and calendar. I am going to be more active. I am going to pay attention to what I eat, and how much I eat.
I look forward to updating you on my progress and results along the way!
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Thomas Detert is a Certified High Performance Coach(TM), mental health blogger and advocate. He is the founder of Defying Depression: an online self-help movement that encourages those suffering with anxiety and depression to learn how they can help themselves.
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