In this very first episode I talk about how I began my journey to better health, losing over 50 lbs, and remaking my life completely. Click here to listen to E1 of Exploring Awesome… a Jim Kellner experience
The three things I started with way back then:
One serving of fruit and vegetables each day. Not much I know but back then I’d go months at a time without having hardly any fruit or vegetables that weren’t fried or baked in a pie.
Meditation. I’d wanted to start meditating for years but always told myself I’d do it tomorrow. One of the things that had held me back is I didn’t want to start a session and not know when to stop. Apparently I was too stupid to set an alarm 🙂 The game changer for me was using an app. Unfortunately I can’t remember the name of the one I used in the beginning. I might actually be the same one I use now which is meditation helper (free) https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nwalex.meditation There are a lot of them out there so try a few and see what works for you. I like this one because it tracks how many days in a row you do it. Sometimes I get to the end of the day and I’ll do it even though I have a lot of resistance just because I don’t want to break the chain.
Exercised just 5 minutes. I remember every time I went to the doctor the nurse would ask me if I’d exercised. I’d say “no” but assure her that I’d definitely get started this next week. I never did because I kept telling myself I had to do at least 30 minutes which seemed daunting at the time. She kept urging me to just start with 5 minutes. Finally I did – it was a little tough physically but mostly mentally. Boring, ugh I have other things to do… like watch tv, eat ice cream, etc. Now while I do go through brief periods where I don’t get much in I mostly exercise no less than 3-4 x week for 30-45 minutes.