30 Days Later
May 16, 2011
I cannot believe 4 weeks have passed since I handed my keys back to Dr Marc. I am finding it hard to start this blog. What do I talk about first. I have such a wide range of emotions. You can imagine the questions I get asked and you would be right. Did you really live there for a month? Has any one ever told you, you look like that BCBS guy who lived in the in the glass box at Mall of America? When did you get out? Did you really sleep there? Did your wife sleep there, the list goes on and on…
Most common question, Do you miss the BOX? No. The box was just a place to learn. What I miss most about the box is the people and the connections I made while living there. I miss meeting all the different trainers & the Octane Fitness Elliptical machine. I learned so much, I am so grateful for the experience. When you have 4500 Facebook friends, sharing laughs and stories with you everyday, you feel a little disconnected when you get back to your real life. Fortunately, I have a great support network with Julie, family and friends. Second question I get asked the most, Do you still eat and exercise on a regular basis? Yes! Now to be honest i did take it easy the first few days when I got out of the Glass Box. I slept in till 8am. By the 3rd day of being home Julie and I began walking the lakes near our home. Bailey (my dog) begins her morning ritual of staring at her leash and the excited panting that goes along with knowing a “walk” is near. I love my morning walk. And if the weather is bad, I try to “do” something. I recommend tracking your progress when it comes to food and fitness. Tracking my progress helps me stay motivated.
Grocery shopping has taken on a whole new meaning. Julie and I shop for our fruits and veggies together as we now plan our meals out for the week. We really do shop around the outer ring of the grocery store. Using Flatout Wraps as burritos are still my favorite, brown rice and peppers are now a staple in the fridge and we are buying spinach in bulk! I have been sticking with old fashioned oats in the morning, along with my raisins, along with egg beaters every 4-5 day just to change it up. We now have a large bowl of fruit on our kitchen counter, no joke, we fill it every week. mainly Granny Smith apples and seedless oranges. Bananas make the mix as well, but not as often. I now have wonderful conversations with my friends and family about the healthy choices I have made when it comes to food and exercise. And what they themselves often ask me what they can do to make changes in their lives.
The most common thing people ask me is “How do I start?” Let me tell you, small changes can really make a big difference. One of the things that I encourage anyone to do, anyone who struggled with healthy eating or weight loss, is to think of “changes” as “choices”. Pick one thing to “Do”, just one. And with that one choice, that one small change, you have now taken the first step toward making a real change. Stay tuned for more updates and keep sharing your “Do’s”.
Oh, one more important thing I almost forgot to mention: Come back to this site later this week to check out The Human Doing documentary. It’s pretty cool. 30 days summed up in 5 minutes. You won’t want to miss it.
Keep Do.ing, Moving and Grooving,
Scott, The Human Doing