First, let me say Happy New Year to all of you. I appreciate your continued support. I’m looking forward to a great new year of solid content for you, so stay tuned.
Second, like many people, the new year has me thinking about how to make improvements in my life. I’ve gotten to that age in life where, even though I’m not heavy, everything I eat seems to settle right around my middle. Yes, I see the dreaded “spare tire” forming on my abs. I’m working out using the same weights I used in high school and college, so I finally realized I may need to change my diet a bit.
My wife is into diet and fitness way more than I am, so I asked her to evaluate a book I was going to buy on how to get a flat belly. She took a look at it and told me there was nothing in the book she hadn’t already learned from reading other books. I figured since she already knew most of this stuff, she could work with me on how to change my diet to get my flat belly back.
I can tell you right now, she’s enjoying this way too much. The entire drive home was a mini lecture on current research in diet and eating for optimal health. I had no idea she had picked up so much information on how to eat right. Basically, I have to change my entire diet, cutting back on red meat, sugar, salt, and carbonated beverages and increasing my fruits, veggies, and fiber. Goodbye trips for fast food for lunch or a quick dinner.
Much as I’m kicking and screaming about changing my diet, I’ve already noticed changes. I have more energy. I wake up in the morning ready to go, not dragging. As anyone who’s ever been on a diet can tell you, the changes don’t come easy. I still crave double cheeseburgers washed down with a full-sugar Coke. But seeing and feeling a difference makes it easier to keep going.
I’m looking forward to the new year and all the things I can do with this extra energy. Good luck to you with your New Year’s resolutions as well.