Trying to implement changes…

Anyone had to make major lifestyle changes for health reasons in a very short period of time? Have you had trouble sticking to a plan even though you know it’s not really optional?

I could use some help here. I know what I have to do, and some days I just can’t make myself do it. I think the biggest problem is that I’m trying to make health changes NOW that would normally take a person months or possibly years to achieve. And while normally there’s some room for slacking off, I get really sick when I screw up. So I don’t have the luxury of easing into this.

Anyone have an inspiring story for me? You can post, or drop me a note privately if you prefer at any of my email addresses. Or you can use w e b AT vylarkaftan DOT n e t to reach me.

P.S. Like I said before, I’ll be fine long-term. But I do have to change my diet and exercise habits to achieve that.

2 thoughts on “Trying to implement changes…

  1. For me, the only thing I can do is plan. If I plan out whatever activity I need to get in, if I plan out my meals, if I plan out whatever else I need to do — I tend NOT to deviate from the plan and I find that I even look forward to whatever I planned. It’s good to have contingencies too, in case you aren’t in the mood for something you planned.

    With my current knee problems, going to PT twice a week put me on a schedule to get activity in. I took a break between my second-to-last week of PT and my last week of PT to adjust to going to the gym on my own instead, which seemed to help with the adjustment from PT-appointment-based exercise to my-own-damn-responsibility exercise (so I hope anyway).

    Not really inspiring, but this is what’s working for me now — good luck! A sick Vy is no fun!

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