Now that 2018 is here, it’s time to refocus my efforts on those factors in my life that saw me improve my healthy over 10 months starting October 30, 2011. Seems such a long time ago I resolved to take steps and live by the teachings of a plant based lifestyle. The results in just 2 months were amazing! The dedication to follow through was even more of an achievement, sticking to a predetermined plan while continuously learning to live a healthy lifestyle.
Today is like being reacquainted with an old friend you haven’t seen in a number of years. While a plant-based lifestyle is one that I have continued to follow, I started cutting corners and introducing foods into my lifestyle that didn’t benefit my health. It was a conscious decision, know there would be repercussions with my healthy. It’s no surprise that much of the success I experienced is just a memory. I look back on my PD Testimonial and I am a shadow of the person I became by following a Protective Diet. The image alone is words a thousand words.
I have no doubts in my mind I can reclaim control of life and make better decisions when it comes to foods that can help me achieve my goals. A Protective Diet is many things to many people. One thing is constant, the outpouring of support from the founders, Julie and Jerry Christensen, down to the newest member of the PD family (who follow a PD lifestyle), the encouragement to be successful!
My journey has come full circle, but is starting another chapter. Once I was the new member, full of questions, not really sure if this was going to work, but willing to take a chance to better my healthy. In 2013, when I achieved “maximum health” I was the example for others to follow. Now, I am back to the proverbial “starting point” but armed with a knowledge and know how when it comes to being successful.
Today is day 1 and my commitment to myself to improve, both physically and mentally the person I want to become. This goes hand in hand with my 2018 resolution that centers around the word, “selfless.” The words I write and keep help to point me in the right direction. While my approach is different than others, I feel tracking my food and exercise helps me visualize the change in the numbers, which are seen in front of the mirror. As I said 7 year ago, “We will see how this progresses, it’s just the start and hopefully the change will be apparent and I can “live to eat” instead of “eat to live.”