So what state of health are you in and what environment are you living in? Are you in an environment of stress, inactivity, and poor eating habits? Or has your body adapted to an active, healthy lifestyle? The choice of your bodies envirnoment is yours and your body is ready to change whenever you are!
I have always been an active person overall, but like most people I have my periods of ups and downs with diet and exercise. Some days I'm motivated to be extremely healthy while others I want to lay on the couch and eat pizza all day.
For me, Winter has always been my downfall. Mornings are cold and make me want to stay under the blankets. Long days at the office where its pitch black at 5:00 pm doesn't help either. So this past Winter my exercise routine was essentially non-existent as I went into hibernation mode. My body adapted to an unhealthy lifestyle. The result - weight gain, more cravings for crappy food, and more weight gain.
Now Spring has past and we're at the beginning of Summer. With the change of seasons comes my change with my health and attitude. I decided I needed a push to get me off this track of unhealthy living and back on the road to health. I decided to train for the San Francisco Marathon at the end of July. Yes, 26.2 miles when I've never ran over 10 miles in my life!
I have my usual running spots around the neighborhood. The first run of my 10 week training program I wasn't able to complete my 2 mile run. I could not believe that just after a couple months of inactivity that I couldn't complete 2 miles. I was frustrated and almost defeated knowing that 2 miles was tough now, but in 10 weeks I had to run 26 miles. But I knew I was not going to give up, especially after paying $200 to participate in this marathon. So I continued to run, building up my endurance little by little.
I am now in my 5th week of training and this past weekend I ran 12 miles in just under 2.5 hours. I was in awe that after just over one month of training I went from barely being able to run 1 mile straight to being able to run 12 miles.
This got me thinking about how quick the human body is at adapting to the environment you put yourself in and how fast you can make the change from bad to good and visa versa. I went 2 months in the Winter without really working out and as a result was barely able to run 2 miles straight. Now after 5 weeks of training I can now run 12 miles. Pretty awesome!
Start your 'Day 1' today and discover how fast you can transform your health and wellbeing!