Journey to better health
It's easy to get all the salt and carbs you could want in a pinch. There are plenty of opportunities at every street corner, never mind your own cupboard. I face every one of those temptations too and it is a battle. I am happy to say that today, six weeks in my battle is a little less strenuous, thanks to a regular daily approach to fixing my health.
So how did I get started? The answer is that I got started over a long period of time. Months. Let me explain; I have known for years that i was massively overweight. I have seen what this kind of weight can do to a person in the stroke that one friend had that left him with only half of his body functions. Another who died and yet another whose speech is a mess for life. I also have kids whom I wish to see grow up and enjoy them and their children with. So theres the motivation. But even with all of that I still wouldn't get started with real change in my life.
I had to reach the bottom. feelings of things inside my body that were not right. Tiredness that was taking over me and rendering me to every couch and chair I could relax on. And the worst for me was the program after program that seems to hit us about how to loose weight. 30 day, 60 day, 90 day, 100 day programs…drink mixes from a can, meal packages prescribed by someone who has never even seen me, and worst of all was my doctor who is a good forty pounds over weight herself telling me how to loose weight.
I gave up.
Then I saw a program about juicing. The aim was not to loose weight but rather to simply get healthy again. Cleanse out all the garbage in my system and start from the basics. It made sense to me. It clicked, as they say. That same night I ordered my Breville stainless steel juicer (because stainless steel is easy to clean and that makes it all easier). Then wit the handbook that comes with the Breville Juicer, I was off to my local grocer to stock up on leafy greens, roots and seeds and that was the beginning.
The key, for me, was to go cold turkey, deal with my demons head on. I couldn't survive with a inch in method, it had to be all or nothing. And it wasn't about weight loss, it was from the beginning about getting healthy and seeing marked measurable changes that I could reliably count on as fact.
Within a week I began to see the pounds dropping off at a rate of approx a pound a day. That was pretty motivating all by itself but even mores was the energy and clarity I was enjoying, and still am.
The way to get started is to get started. Simply put. The running and exercise began after my third week, when I was sure the food aspect was taking hold and for real, then I could ramp up the process by getting active. That was by beginning walking a kilometre a day, then two and now I am into a full kilometre walk, then a full kilometre run at 145 beats per minute and the last kilometre cool down.
I have not felt so good in twenty years.
I never set out to tell anyone how to do this. It's not my goal. Everyone is different and everyone should consult a health professional before starting and during. I share because I hope someone is inspired to get started. To seek in their own body a real and marked
The Artists Journey
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.