I grew up on Pure carbs. ” the quality wasn’t the problem though,” I recall. ” there’s nothing worse than eating a big plate of pasta before bed.” Unfortunately for me, my cholesterol reading of 7 ( normal is below 5.5), high blood pressure and high levels of ” visceral fat” put me firmly in the firing line to diabetes and heart disease.
I was booked to go on a holiday to Sydney with the family.
I devised a high protein, lo-cal eating plan that saw me eat small meals every 2 hours and drink 3 to 4 l of water a day. My familiar oatmeal in the morning, I also began running, starting with 15 minutes a day, then 30, then 45. I can now run six kilometres, do an hour of weights and do 50 push UPS and 50 sit UPS.
My health concerns have disappeared, and I feel great I regularly take part in running compations and am now thibking about taking up cycling as a sport
Set realistic goals. If you set small, monthly or weekly targets, you have a better chance of hitting them, which help you sustain motivation. Find the spark. “For me it was my health concens.”