Did you have a nice New Years? I started my metabolic balance journey before the holidays which means that I have been going through phase 2 under challenging circumstances. If you are considering changing your life by being on the metabolic balance plan, I would suggest you carve out three weeks from your schedule and make them as relaxed as possible so you can focus on adding all the metabolic balance rules to your life.
Of course not everyone can carve out three weeks which is one of the reasons why I wanted to keep this blog. I wanted you to read about the real life challenges I’m facing adding the rules and living on the metabolic balance plan while having a rather hectic life.
As you may have read in an earlier post, I lost inches last week but gained a pound. Being curious, I stepped on the scale today and my weight is going back down. Going back down even after celebrating New Years with Champagne! I’m telling you, it is nice to know that you can jump right back into phase 2 of metabolic balance and start seeing results.
Tomorrow, I’m adding serious exercise back into my routine. Right now I’m exercising daily by taking a 5km walk and then walking 3km with my dogs. This is just what I do in my daily life so I never consider it “exercise”. Unfortunately for Americans, walking is not a part of the culture anymore but in Germany, Germans do not have the phrase “within walking distance” because everything is within walking distance even if it is on the other side of town (or the country). Walking is definitely part of German culture.
If you are past the strict phase 2 of metabolic balance, see what kind of exercise you can add to your life. Pick an activity that you love and do a little bit of it everyday. Don’t try adding too many new sports or exercise classes. Just add one thing into your daily life.
If you don’t love exercising, think about taking a stroll after dinner instead of plopping down on the couch or getting up a few minutes early and doing a bit of yoga. whatever activity you decide to do, your body will appreciate it and you will see results.
Have a great day!
[photo used with cc permission from Teresa Howes]