Project Fat2Fit will start tomorrow...
... and I want to share some information about it with you.
Long, long ago...
I was fit and healthy. I was member of 3 gyms. I only ate fresh, vegan food, counted calories and only drank water and tea. I had healthy habits like daily meditation, breathing practice and saved money every month. I could say that this was the peak of my physical and mental health, but this has changed, sadly. And here is why...
It all started with a foot injury and a job without perspective
Strong habits only build over time, so do bad habits. Due a foot injury I couldn't do cardio, dead lifts or other standing exercises. Even bench-pressing wasn't possible due the missing stability. So, my gym routine got screwed over and I had to pause. What did my weak ass do while this pause? – Eat more shit. As I mentioned before I'd lived vegan and I started to eat cheese again. Just once a week. Then twice a week. Then more fast food and sugar and so on, you get the picture. Besides this really frustrating fact I just had started a new job in which I had almost no perspective. I've learned almost nothing, the majority of coworkers weren't really supportive/ motivated and the CEO seemed to live in another world. It was a hopeless situation but for 2 years I've thought I could change a damn thing, but they proved me wrong. I think a lot of people can relate to this feeling . This was almost 3 years ago and from then I went down hill. I won't talk about other problems I've had, but those were the main problems I can talk about.
My current situation
In a short period of time I've gained over 35kg. I don't go to the gym any more, I eat exclusively fast food, industrial produced food and snacks. I spend way too much money on things I don't need and could save way more money. I've ignored my mental health and you can believe me: I really regret it.
This is currently the worst time of my life, but I am happy that I have the will to change my situation. That is at least something, right?
Fat2Fit – The Project
So, as I mentioned a blog post before I am not really creative in regards of names, so I picked the first name that crossed my mind. I like the name tho. The main goal is to improve my physical and mental health. This should be a great way to get my life back on track.
The execution – Stage 1
As I mentioned before strong habits are build over time and it is impossible (at least for me) to start where I've left almost 3 years ago. Start small, finish big. Stage 1 will start tomorrow and will be active until the end of March.
- Vegan Fck it, it is easier than a lot of people think and – for me – the smallest problem. Not recommended for beginners. Why? It simply doesn't make fun this way.
- No caffeine This will hurt. I currently drink at least 3 liters of energy drings/ soft drinks + coffee at work, but it is bad (in this amount)
- Going to the gym At least once a week, but I will try to do it more often and do more cardio.
- Daily meditation I miss to meditate, but my 'inner me' is an asshole.
This is Stage 1 for now. It won't be fun, but it will be worth it, I know it. We all have to start somewhere. I've just bought a calender to keep track of my progress. I plan to build a web app for that, but not for now.
I've already got some ideas for Stage 2, but we will see how Stage 1 is going to be.
I believe this is a great way to start over. It won't be easy nor will it make fun at the beginning, but I used to love the healthy lifestyle, just the beginning really sucks. I try to share my progress every two weeks, but I have to find a 'readers friendly way' to do so.
Was really fit and healthy, kinda successful. Foot injury, job situation and personal problems have started bad habits. Got fat, lazy and frustrated. I want to change it by changing my habits again. Stage 1: Vegan, no caffeine, more sport, daily meditation until the end of March.
Best regards Dom
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