Thursday, November 1, 2018

Detangle Mind, Body, Spirit connection with Food (reflection 3)

IN the past, I got fit because I worked hard (exercise, run, swim, dragonboat). My eating habits hardly change much.

But now, I have to remove my notion of food as:

  • Reward - don't splurge on food as a means to reward myself.
  • Consolation - don't use food as a perk me up.
  • Love - don't use food as a means to express or demonstrate love.
  • Comfort - don't use food to cope with stress or heavy emotion.
  • Celebration - don't use food as a default means to celebrate special events.
  • Loneliness - don't use food as a companion when I am lonely.
  • Laziness - don't use food eating as an activity when I don't want to do anything else.
October 31
I partnered with a fitness coach to support what they want to accomplish with their programs. A long time connection / client, this opportunity kept showing up whenever I contemplate on my health. Becoming active in this field will be of great help to the personal transformation I am aiming for.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Fitness & Private Discipline (reflection 2)

Those closest to us would always be the first to express their concern about our health. Although when I focus on something, my discipline - most of the time - goes along with it.

In the past, i have also blogged about my fitness and sports journey but realized that they were tied to a fitness or sports related advocacy or campaign I was promoting then. But once I accomplished my goal, I move forward to the next one.

Hence is the reason why I am also doing this blog series to constantly remind me of this commitment I am making. That this time - this is not for a client campaign or sports advocacy of a friend I supported - this is for myself, the people I care for, and the vision I want to achieve.

October 30 - lost 2 pounds.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

What does being healthy look like? (reflection 1)

Like many out there, I have my own ups and downs when it comes to personal fitness. At my lowest, I was at 99 pounds. At my heaviest, I reached 185 pounds.

I had varied reasons through the years such as:

  1. I am too busy at what I do.
  2. I can always start or get back tomorrow.
  3. I have body aches.
  4. I am not motivated.
and other reasons.....

We want to get healthy for a lot of reasons too. But I have one reason - "I want to serve and add value to others (family, loved ones, friends, peers, and folks wanting to learn)".

So being healthy is being able to do that with the necessary energy capacity to carry them out.

Day 1 (October 24)
200 jumping jacks
200 squats
200 push up (desk)
200 lunges (right)
200 lunges (left)