Eating Habits And Consistent Exercise Routine Essay

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Coming from a culture of high fatty foods and parents who are both chefs I have constantly struggled with weight gain my whole life. My biggest challenge was poor eating habits and consistent exercise routine. Since I had started going back to school to become a physical therapist, studying has become more of a priority rather than going to the gym or eating right. At first I thought the weight gain was temporary and would get back to the gym at any day, but then the days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months, and all of a sudden I am the heaviest I have ever been in my life at 230 pounds. My health behavior change was simple: lose weight by eating under my calorie count. I had high expectations for myself and was determined to be 12 pounds lighter. Obstructing the way to my goal were 3 barriers: time, workload, and stress. All 3 barriers were relative to one another; if time were not managed properly then the amount of workload would accumulate, which would result in a high amount of stress to complete the work in a smaller amount of time, and that lead to stress-eating and leaving me with little to no time to workout. If I was to reach my goal, I had to overcome this vicious cycle. Although I did not hit my goal, I was satisfied at the amount of progress I made and feel that I was successful in overcoming my barriers. I believe the biggest reason in my success was walking to school everyday. I lived approximately 1.5 miles from the school, and would walk about 3…

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