A year ago I was extremely obese, unhappy and unhealthy. I decided to make some radical changes in my life and moved to a new city, changed the way I ate and began exercising on a regular basis. The result was I have lost around 120 pounds and gained my health and sanity back.
The most dramatic thing I did to accomplish my goals was to change the way I was eating. I eliminated as many processed foods as possible and focused on eating fruits, vegetables and proteins. I did not count calories or stick to a regimented diet. Instead I let myself eat what I wanted when I wanted as long as it was healthy. To get the weight off I slowly added exercise to my daily routine.
I began my exercise routine by walking 20 minutes per day. When that seemed easy I began walking for 20 minutes several times a day. I soon increased to one long walk a day. I often would walk downtown from where I was living rather than riding the bus which amounted to 10 miles a day.
I have always been an avid bicyclist, so I got a bicycle and began riding everywhere instead of taking public transportation. I would and still do go on long rides to the mountains here near Denver.
The result is a whole new me! I have lots of energy, restored health and a positive outlook on life. I hope to inspire others to make positive changes in their lives.