Two years ago, I had a running habit. I lost 20 lbs from my 150 lbs weight. I practiced bikram yoga and ran six days a week. My blood pressure was always within the 100-120/80 range. I was healthy.
Now, I do not fit in some of my clothes. Again. I have occasional high blood pressure. Again. I dislike the body I see in the mirror. Again.
I stand five feet tall. Yet, I weight 142 lbs. Using the CDC Body Mass Index Calculator, my mass index is 27.7, which is in the middle of the overweight range. But, I should use the Asian Body Mass Index Calculator instead. That marks me as Obese Type I.
This post shall serve as my pact to myself.
“(When) we want to develop a relatively simple habit like eating a piece of fruit each day or taking a 10 minute walk, it could take us over two months of daily repetitions before the behaviour becomes a habit. And, while this research suggests that skipping single days isn’t detrimental in the long-term, it’s those early repetitions that give us the greatest boost in automaticity.”
– “How long to form a habit?”, psyblog.com
I will live a healthier life in the next 56 days. I will run six times a week. I will limit my drinking of soda. I will drink as much water as I can. I will not yield to bouts of laziness.
This lifestyle change will not be just for myself… but for my loved ones, who are all worth living for.