A Stranger’s Just A Friend You Do Not Know
Hello my friend, 🙂 I am losing weight slowly but surely, but it sometimes feels as though I am taking two steps forward and one step back as I travel along this road. Well, at least I’m moving forward. Could be stationary or moving backwards 🙁
What Natural Weight Loss Means To Me
Of one thing I am very sure though and this is that I will lose the weight naturally. I’m not going to put anything into my body which isn’t natural. I’ve chosen this path for myself. You might disagree but do you know what, I don’t care. I’m losing weight for me and I’m doing it my way.
So no pills of any shape or form for me. I’m going to get into shape in the way our ancestors did.
How Did Our Early Ancestors Stay In Shape?
They were hunters and gatherers so they walked, ran, jumped and climbed a lot of the time. Nature provided them with healthy food and their lifestyles with the exercise. They drank lots of delicious chemical free water from the lakes and streams which also provided them with fish. They spent all of their time in the fresh air and for entertainment they would dance and sing and tell stories and laugh. They lived in harmony with nature !
So What’s Changed ?
Well, the world has changed and we are no longer hunters and gatherers are we , as much as some of us would like to be. Well, maybe we are still hunters and gatherers but not in the same way. Nature still provides us with our food but now we don’t have to go out into the bush and hunt for it. We hunt for it in the supermarket. We don’t have to go out and gather fruit and vegetables. We don’t have to go out and collect the water for washing, cooking and drinking. We don’t dance and sing around the fire every night, we dance at clubs, parties and weddings, and in our homes. We don’t have the peace and quiet and the pitch darkness when we sleep. Just the stars and moon up above in a balck sky. This is the problem, in those days the people needed to use their bodies in order to survive whilst today we don’t have to.
So How Does One Get Into Shape The Way Our Early Ancestors Did ?
Their lifestyle was a very physical one and as we can’t live as they did we need to find a way to adapt our way of life so that we can become more physical.
So we can’t run around in the bush hunting animals, but we can still run, and many of us do, which is great ! We can still walk . We can still climb (mountains/climbing walls, rope, jungle gyms etc) We can still eat fruit and vegetables, and animals if we want. We can become more physical. Instead of riding a horse we can ride a bicycle. Many of us have made this adjustment.
And if you think about it. We fish, we canoe, we camp out in tents we ride horses etc. But we don’t have to do it to survive. Or do we !!?
My Thoughts (09-11- 2017)
I woke at 5.00 am (usually rise and shine at 6a.m) yesterday and found myself at the kitchen table . It was still dark outside but I was up as I woke early and couldn’t get back to sleep. My mind got to thinking and so I took a sheet of A3 paper (it was actually the back of last months calendar) and a pencil . Made a few notes. This is what I wrote:
A goal to lose a further 5kgs by Christmas ( a big ask) and to work harder at flattening my tummy and strengthening my core. Follow my progress:
13 Nov. 85.2 kg 187.8 lbs 13. 416703 stone
23 Nov 84.2 kg 185.6 lbs 13. 259230 stone
30 Nov _____ kg _____ lbs _____ stone _____ lbs
07 Nov _____ kg _____ lbs _____ stone _____ lbs
14 Dec _____ kg _____ lbs _____ stone _____ lbs
21 Dec _____ kg _____ lbs _____ stone _____ lbs
NOTHING TASTES BETTER THAN THIN FEELS !!!
06:00 – 12.30
Spiritual Time, Plank Exercises, March to one track, Dance alone to one track, 30 min walk (at least).
13.30 – 19:00
Brisk 10 min walk (at least), 50m jog building up by 50m every week, Cycle Ride (stationary bike), Plank Exercises, March to one track, dance alone to one track. ( two tracks each come December)
20.00 – 21.30
Simply to be sensible about my eating . They say we must think before we ink, well we must also think before we eat.
Danger Times for me – when I need to be very alert !
must fight temptation – the temptation to snack and the temptation to just sit.
15:30 – 19:00 20:00 – 21:30