My Wellness Plan

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Health means more than a state of the body: “Taking care of your mental and physical health is just as important as any career or responsibility”. My physical health is something that has always concerned me. As a child, I was an average weight child, I never had any physical problems with my health until I turned 12yrs old. Once I turned 12yrs, I gained so much weight that at age 13 I was weighing 190lbs. When my parents separated I did lost some pounds, but not much. I went from 190lbs to 179lbs. Seven years later, I received a severe pain in my left leg, which was a sciatic nerve pain. My doctor told me I needed to lose weight and move more, in other words exercise. So, I created a plan where I ate every two hours and exercised every day. …show more content…
My goal was to start my day with a 15-minute exercise to get my body in motion. Also, to eat three times a day every four hours and work out for 60 mins two times a week. As of September 27, 2015, I have not done so well. I have worked out for 60 minutes only once a week and with the eating I have done okay. There are days that I only ate three times of day every four hours with healthy choices, but it has not been an everyday thing. However, there is one thing that I have changed and even though it has not been easy I have done it every day. I am a huge fan of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte. Anything with pumpkin spice I will eat it or drink it. Since the day I started, I have not had a single Starbucks pumpkin spice latte because only one latte has about 300 calories. I have not used the pumpkin spice coffee creamer either that I usually buy. I have had my coffee once a day in the morning with no sugar or creamer. In addition, I’m using MyFitnessPal application which helps me to count my calories daily. It’s very useful, especially when, like me, having a busy …show more content…
In the mornings I focused on my legs using certain workouts that would aim all my muscles of my legs. On Tuesdays and Thursdays I would do an hour of cardio at the Bow Creek Recreational Center. However, I had the choice of doing a DailyBurn workout plan at home, which is a workout program online. In addition, everything I ate I was adding in MyFitnessPal application which helps to control calorie intake. I actually accomplished my goal for the first week, but I had more weeks to

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