In addition to that great post that U did about physical fitness; here is some information about a plan for life. This is a contract between you're mind, and your organism...the Body.!!
I always laugh at the advertisements that show a before and after; they seem so phony no??..so I won't show mine; and no pics or promises that if you buy something...in 10 days U will lose 10 pounds....
I believe in a complete new start, and thinking when it comes to making a commitment that will help us be successful...so if U do the following ...it is in it's-self all the motivation that one needs to keep fit....I do the following once a year.
First of all I started with the Seneca Indian fast:
"cleansing fast comes from a Seneca Indian tradition. The North American tribe believed in fasting as a means of connecting mind, body and spirit with all of Nature. Please see "How to Understand a Summer Cleansing Fast" (under Related eHows) and consult your doctor before beginning this fast.
Things You'll Need:
* Bragg Aminos
* Fresh Fruit
* Herbal Teas
* Mineral Bouillon
* Fresh Fruit
Prepare for your fast by gathering all the food you will need in advance. Avoid the temptation to eat a big "last supper" before the fast. Your mind, stomach and appetite need to get used to the idea that less food is acceptable. An internal bath before you begin your fast is also a good idea.
Eat all the fruit (except bananas) you want on the first day. Eat apples, berries, watermelon, peaches and cherries. Drink plenty of fresh juice, water and herbal tea.
Eat nothing on the second day. However, drink all the herbal tea you want for the second day. Drink your favorite teas, or some suggested teas are cyani, catnip, chickweed, buchu, dandelion, barberry, and black walnut. Use raw herbs boiled in water and then strain to make your own fresh tea.
Eat all the vegetables you want on the third day. Eat them raw, steamed, roasted or baked. Drink teas and juiced vegetables.
Prepare a big pot of vegetable broth on the fourth day. Boil all your leftover vegetables from the day before in a pot with water. Add other vegetables as well, such as potatoes, peas, corn, carrots, broccoli, green peppers, zucchini, cabbage and parsley.
Season your broth with Bragg Aminos or mineral bouillon.
Strain away the vegetables and drink only the broth of your stew throughout the fourth day of your fast. (Keep the vegetables and eat them the next day.) Drink tea and water as well.
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Break the fast on the fifth day with fruits in the morning, steamed vegetables for lunch, and a sensible, healthy dinner.
Now what I have told, and helped some friends that did all this, is that we can start doing some mild exercises...start by walking a mile..and eating more, of what U want; but keep in mind of what we just did..we need to eat more of the foods that we want...more chicken, turkey fish, and whole grain breads, and pasta, nuts, beans, salads, etc, for a little while...add some treats...cake, cookies, ice cream what ever you like...
but very little of it...stay with it as long as possible..but there is no guilt if you don't the important thing to remember, is that now U have to stay away from salt..that's the killer...and limit the amounts of sweets to a small amount...I use honey; brown sugar,and sugar less candy...after a cpl of months I ordered a pizza with everything....now I order one about every two months, instead of once a week, or every two wks...I order a size that will be eaten, and none left.
Nothing fried, and very little fat..I cook a lot of things in my Flavor Wave oven, saves time and everything tastes like bbq. And great for frozen foods.
After U walked one mile for a week, than it's time to do a little bit more. This is also a good time to make out a written contract with your self to exersice at least three times per week; or every other day.
Make sure that U now incorporate a little more protein now...specially after a work-out.
I didn't use pictures b/c I don't thing that they help, the only thing that U will need is to start, and stay with the first few day's and then the rest should follow...after the fast, it will make no sense not to do the rest...
If U want I will post my exersice routine, and then u could do them but at your own pace...jump in whenever u want?? Don I will post it, or email it to you if U want....let me know. One thing to remember, is that the first 15 minuets should be used for warming up, doing stretches, etc..it takes this long for the body to start working, and using energy, the long walks on the tread mill, and the rest of the routine that U do...will be the some for of light wieghts, and aerobics...
The walking should be brisk for a few wks, then it should be like almost marching very fast...the wieghts should start out at only a few lbs, and only a few added..but you should have a routine of at least 17-10 different exercises in it that will strengthen the different body muscles