Project: C.H.E.K your health
Guest blogger Charlie de Demko:
I’m not even sure how I got here, but here I am… 36 years old, unfit, stressed, tired and overweight.
Fact – I’m fat and I’m unhappy about it.
Yes, I’m aware my habits are contributing: I work far too many hours at a computer, I don’t eat breakfast, I pretend to exercise (good at that) and I’m addicted to coffee, as well as treats at 3am…
I’ve been unhappy about this situation for a while, moaning to my friends about how I “used to be fit” and attempting to be healthy by eating a salad sandwich (usually at my desk).
Another fact – I’m stuck in a rut.
Presently, I only exercise when I pay a personal trainer to come to the office and tell me to run around the park… which is about once every six months. It feels like I’m trying, but habits of old don’t change.
And there it is: I can’t rely on other people to make me healthy. I need to change my habits and receive some education around the foods I eat.
Luckily for me I have exchanged what is remaining of my dignity (in writing this blog) for a three-month program of holistic health with Momentum For Life – Leila, Gus & Jo – and I have agreed to their terms.
I have agreed to make my health a priority – eating well and regular exercise is now part of my every day life.
This is great news and I look forward to sharing my journey and discoveries over the next 12 weeks.
BTW, some observations so far:
~ It would seem eating healthy food isn’t as obvious as I thought. Many of my preconceived ideas around food are being challenged by the C.H.E.K species.
~ An exercise program, it seems, doesn’t require running for 10kms. So far it has been moderate, sensible even! Another misconception on my part.
~ After some simple changes to my diet I am already feeling more energetic and less hungry in the afternoons. Yes, that includes breakfast!
Check in regularly to hear more about the program. The devil is in the daily detail MoFos.