Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Getting Inshape

"You ever see somebody at the gym that is huge? It's like why are you still working out you already won" - Kevin Hart

I want to be that guy Kevin mentions in his quote. So since everybody is all into everything healthy and green, I figured I would too become a bit more conscious of my health at an earlier age. Diabetes and high blood pressure seem to run in my family, hell any family that comes from the south and eats those classic Sunday dishes should have high blood pressure. As with most kids in my age bracket I used to be a devout athlete, playing sports any chance given, however as you get older partying, girls and other interest leave little time for exercise. I think back to 2004 right before my first semester of college I had to get a physical. My doctor at the time, told me "Mr. Holmes this is the point of your life where your going to be physically active more than ever, because before you know it you will have a pot belly and taking 5 different pills for the same symptom" Now its 2009 I'm a bit chunky and not in the greatest shape. Heavy Alcohol intake not to meant the tobacco wasn't help much, Now as I approach the dawn of my child entering the world makes me want to be a bit more health conscious and take care of my body because you only get one.

I thought about many things to help me continue a healthy living, such as waking up early to jog or heading to the gym after work and cutting out ALOT of the fatty foods I consume,however with such a hectic lifestyle being always on the go How does one find the time not to eat junk food and continue to fit in a good workout into a schedule? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

6 comments:

Miss.Stefanie said...

Im doing this--its a process I despise and makes me feel even more ugly. Good look J.O you have more will power than I!

ShAy~SHaY said...

well im actually one of those people who goes to the gym and has been eating healthy. my advice is instead of just sitting at home on your free time, you should just find something productive to do. whether its going to the gym and working out or just going jogging, but you can always find something to do. as far as the junk food, when you want a snack you should just try eating a fruit or veggie. i know thats like what the hell but it really does help. i chose baby carrots, apples, bananas, pears, plums, grapes n strawberries. i even bought broccoli to make with the carrots and that would be a meal for me sometimes.

ash bunnie said...

lol @ you having a blog! me likey. looks better than mine (shamless plug: ashbunnie.blogspot.com)!

JOFre$h said...

Stef..I'm actually a sucker when it comes to will power.

Che: Thanks for the advice, I'm going to try to apply the following to my daily routine.

ASh: Lol yeah I signed up to "express" my thoughts.

Sweet.Anger.Angel said...

i h8 to sound cliche but EATING BREAKFAST REALLY DOES HELP.
when i eat breakfast, i can control my cravings which are HIGH since i sit at a desk all day at work.
GETTING UP EARLY TO JOG OR GOIN TO THE GYM IN THE MORNING IS GOOD BC AFTER THE GYM YOU ARE LESS LIKELY TO EAT "NOT SO GOOD" FOODS that would negate your workout.

Lyrik Marie said...

I HOPE YOU DIDNT FORGET ABOUT ME J.O .. HOWSZ LOLENA .. WHENS THE BABY COMING ?? .. I HAVENT BEEN ON BLOGGER IN A WHILE .. I HAD SOME LOGIN ISSUES .. AS FAR AS THIS POST GOES .. I'VE BEEN GOING TO THE GYM FOR 10 DAYS AND I'VE LOST A WHOPPING 6 POUNDS .. WORKING OUT ACTUALLY HELPS DEVELOP A BETTER MIND STATE AND CREATES DISCIPLINE .. IT ACTUALLY MAY HELP RELIEVE THE STRESS YOU CARRY .. ESPECIALLY NOW WITH THE BABY COMING ..

DONT HESITATE .. YOUR GONNA LOVE THE GYM !! TRUST ME .. I DO ..

GOD BLESS .