Here it goes. I am beginning my journey to a healthier me. Over the course of the next 90 days you will be introduced to those who influence me, to the books that inspire me, and to the guidelines that have reformed my thinking. Get prepared to encounter great wisdom, challenging times, emotions, and celebration of achieving our goals.
Where did it all begin for me? Well, what they say is true having kids does change your body. I noticed that what I once was able to eat without gaining a pound stuck to me like solid walls of a well built house, growing the foundation (my body) in size and width. I was becoming like a beautiful piece of real estate that was depreciating in value because of the wear and tear I was exposing my body to. The mirror was my enemy and the fridge was my closest friend.
I’ve known for years that I have to change my eating habits and exercise regimen to reclaim my pursuit to living a life of happiness and vitality. And then a truth hit me, the other day I was pondering on the conversation my financial advisor and I had. He asked me if I was healthy and I replied “Yes”, but that is only half the truth (mental health is not what he was referring to but I was). However, I knew I couldn’t escape the scale and physical that I would have to go through in order to make the investment.
So, I Cowgirl’d up and made a public commitment.
I, Monique Davis, will publically commit to share my journey to a healthier me.
I weigh 186 pounds and my Body Mass Index (BMI) come in at 34.0, which classifies me as Obese.
I strongly desire to change this, so that…
- My energy levels will rise in order for me to run my business and spend time with my two precious girls.
- My self-esteem levels will increase which will enable to meet people in person without the overshadowing doubt and fear that stands in my way.
- I can feel sexier, healthier, and more energetic; living my life in gratitude every day that the good Lord allows me to wake up and see another day.
TIP AND KNOWLEDGE FOR THE DAY
Tip: How healthy are you? Calculate your BMI by going to… Government agency “Center of Disease Control and Prevention”
It seems we’re all rather obsessed by BMI, but where did the idea come from for the body mass index? The history of it goes back further than you might think. Although the 1980′s saw the equation becoming a popular measure of fitness (or conversely, obesity), it was developed in the mid 1800′s by a Belgian mathematician named Adolphe Quetelet. (Resource: The Gastric Bypass Guru, http://www.gastric-bypass-guru.com/body-mass-index-history.html)
Statistics was in its infancy at the time, and Quetelet worked with life insurance companies to try to determine the factors related to birth and death. He became very interested in the field of social statistics and wrote a book that cataloged his research on height and weight for men at different ages. Height and weight charts are commonplace now, but in 1833 this was revolutionary. What we call BMI today is also known as Quetelet’s formula.PHOTO SOURCE: Illustration of an Obese Man