Starting Day 1 of a new challenge today. I did a Body for Life Challenge back in 2000 when I first moved to Los Angeles and got into the best shape of my life. And, well a decade later I have slipped back into bad habits, overeating, working out about 60% of what I should be, and binge drinking. Let's just say that I got lazy. Being 6'-3", I weigh over 230 pounds right now, which I don't per se look, "overweight." However I "feel," overweight and, "big." So, after numerous failed starts at other types of, "fitting in my fitness and health," around my overburdened schedule of 60+ hours of work a week, I am done with old unhealthy habits....physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and that's why I am, "crossing the abyss," again here today and starting a new challenge. I've set my goals and started again. I came back here to the forum as well because the last time I did a BFL challenge, the power of community helped me get through some of the challenges and setbacks anyone typically encounters on a journey of any kind. So, Day 1 of a new journey back. Head, heart, body and mind all crossing the abyss. Here we go.
I started today too http://bodyforlife.com/community/boards/bfl/f/13/t/7358.aspx
I hear you on the work hours and drinking. Between commuting and working I put in 72 hours a week. I too got in good shape and just let myself go. I am not fat but 5'6" 202 lbs is not comfortable at all.
This forum is great for finding accountability partners.
“"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out..." - Robert J. Collier”
I was right there with you. We have a huge advantage in that we know this works for our bodies. I am now on the start of the third week and am already feeling a lot better.
You got this,
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