This ‘ible is being written for the Humana Health by Design Contest. So if you like it, please vote for me. I’m putting over 38 years of experience into just one ‘ible (I REALLY would love that Wii)! So, sit down and read the secrets to changing your life, then you can use your New Year's Resolution for something else from now on instead of the same old, “Lose Weight” one.
Before I begin, a little background about me so you know where my experience and information is coming from. I was a 3-season athlete in high school (and I still hold a record for a 12-second pin in wrestling), I’ve spent 21 years in the US Army where fitness is drilled into your head daily. I’ve never failed a PT test in my entire career. I’ve run half and full marathons, numerous 10 and 12 milers. I’m a member of the 500 mile club in Camp Bucca, Iraq, and a member of the 1000 lbs club there as well. In the time I’ve been in the military, I’ve been deployed to Iraq twice and I’m sitting in Kabul, Afghanistan writing this ‘ible.
So the information in here is almost 4 decades' worth of trial and error. I’m still learning each day. Like the saying goes, “Life isn’t a destination, it’s a journey.”
On with the ‘ible!
Step 1: Before you start, some important information
Also, take some pictures of yourself in a neutral background standing normally to get a “before” picture (like you see in all the diet commercials.)
Finally, try to get your significant other or a close friend to start getting healthy with you. It’s much easier to commit when you have another person that can help motivate you when you are feeling down or worn out. Make sure this person WILL commit. If they quit, it’s that much harder for you to succeed.
Yes, this is a long ‘ible, but I’m trying to give you all the tools you need to make your life better, more healthy and more fulfilling. There isn’t an easy and short way to do that.