Over the years I’ve posted about trying to be better about taking care of myself and losing weight and getting in shape. And to be honest it’s been a roller coaster struggle of up and down. And before I get any further into this post, if you are one of my friends who sells some sort of product or program from a fitness or nutrition company, please do not think you have the answer and solicit me after reading this =). Back to what I was saying it’s been a struggle.
I have been very happy with my time on Visalus and their various Body by Vi products. However, it’s honestly just been a matter of finances. When I joined the program I envisioned selling enough product to just pay for my own product. I didn’t consider two important factors though. First of all, I am just not pushy enough to bug people about trying my product. Even though I believe in it and know it works when they tell me they aren’t interested I just am not the type of person who keeps pushing. Secondly, I live in an area that just doesn’t care. I would schedule parties and invite people to come out and try samples and no one would show up. It was very frustrating and soon I found myself in a situation where I wasn’t having enough income from selling to take care of providing my own product. I personally would love to get back on my Body by Vi program, but financially it’s jut not a possibility at the moment. That being said, if you want to help me get back on the path to selling it, I would be more than happy to hook you up so that I can start back on a program I really do believe in!
In the mean time though, I have been very concerned about my own health and fitness after my father was diagnosed with Diabetes this past spring. With a history of this disease in my family and now someone as close as my dad having it it’s really been a wake up call that I need to do a better job of taking care of myself. While waiting to get to where I can better do things like my Body by Vi program, I knew I needed to do something now to help me with my biggest area of struggle diet. That’s when I remembered my “My Fitness Pal” app on my phone. With this app I have been really watching my intake of carbs and calories in an attempt to lose these extra pounds that are just not healthy to have on me. I have also been avoiding drinking pop as much as possible. Pop, soda, or whatever you call it is probably one of my greatest weaknesses. So far I have gone 4 days without any pop and my goal is to go with out as much as possible, except for the occasional treat when eating out at a Restaurant. The great thing about living where I do, is that I don’t have many restaurants to eat out at and have that temptation.
My Fitness Pal has been great so far and has really kept me doing well on my diet. I try to look at what the calories are in things before I eat them rather than eating them and then adding them into my daily diary. That way if something is a big red flag that I shouldn’t be eating it, I don’t even bother. Also, I am able to plan for meals where I am wanting to be a little more generous to myself, by being good before that meal. In just a week of being back on the My Fitness Pal program I am already dropping weight as I have lost 2 lbs.
So, it’s time for me to get off this roller coaster. It’s time for me to get a hold of my health once and for all. For the sake of my personal well being and for the sake of being the best healthy father and husband that I can be. I appreciate all your prayers and encouragement as I dedicate myself to this journey!