Have you tried this new diet and workout plan?

I decided to switch up my diet for the new year. Although I feel like I'm in great shape, as I reflect on this past year I've found that I've allowed myself to consume some things that didn't necessarily contribute to my overall health.

  • Self-doubt

  • Uncertainty

  • Dependency

  • Fear

  • ..and other people's opinion of the professional and personal track that I should be on, just to name a few.

Once I combined all of these factors I realized that though 2018 was an AMAZING year in which I crushed some major goals, the combination of the list above made me gain some weight. Not physical pounds, but the abstract weight of judgment from others. And just like any other weight, it held me back from accomplishing what I set my mind to do about 365 days ago. It isn't my responsibility to take on the baggage of others, in addition to my own, and carry it for years to come. No matter how strong I think I am, and no matter how strong you think you are, we all can become tired. Worn out. Resentful. So, I'm turning over a new leaf with hopes that this isn't just some new year's resolution but an actual change in my overall lifestyle and mindset. Here's my workout plan:

  • In addition to watching the food I consume, I'm going to take it a step further and watch the ENERGY I consume from others. Co-workers, friendships, relationships -- all of these bonds I have with others must be audited, because you can only make so many deposits into others before your account is overdrawn.

  • Along with hitting the gym every day to exercise my body, I'll meditate each morning to exercise my mind.

  • The discipline I have to get up each morning before work is the same discipline I'll keep in order to hold myself accountable on this newfound journey.

Your health is much more than what you see on the outside, it's what you feel on the inside.

What aspects of your diet are you changing this year?

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