new, off to a slow start
i've been working up to this for a while now. i quit smoking 9 months ago, to start. it wasn't for health reasons, but since then, i've been gradually becoming more interested in health. i've been in and out of relative shape since then, peaking, probably, last fall, but now i'm as far out of shape as i've been, at 29 pounds over my ideal weight. but more significant than the extra pounds and the comments from my wife about it is my lack of energy and general motivation that i've been feeling this spring. there is a lot going on in my life right now, and i've laid one hell of a foundation, i think, but i seem to be stuck. and i suspect that being out of shape, and having a poor, careless diet and an equally low attitude about exercise has a lot to do with it.
so, all that has been going on has gradually led me here. i've gotten started tracking my intake and activity her eon fitday, but i find that as motivated as i am early in the day, i tend to lose that motivation by late afternoon, and before i know it my intake far outstrips my action. so, i'm off to a slow start, but i'm still very motivated. i sense that a bit of accountability can help. i'm in a remote location, and i'm hoping to find, and provide, some of that accountability here at fitday by reaching out socially. i've been cut off, so it's easy to get up inside my head and re-justify my motives each day (which seems to begin around 2pm)..
anyways. glad to see everyone here and am glad to see this set up working out for others as well. i've recently acquired Turbulence Training as an exercise guide, and am hoping it will help, but have barely gotten started. i've been otherwise focused on my diet. vitamin and mineral wise, i'm fine. calories are through the roof, though. it seems like it's going to require a major lifestyle change to achieve my health goals.. i'm 39 now, and i've learned how difficult change at this age can be.