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)  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.


Intro/Outro music was edited to include only the first 15 seconds “Awel” by stefsax.  Copyright 2006  – Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution