Anniversary (Linda Rome)

I recently commemorated an anniversary of sorts. A year ago I made a commitment to take my journey to better health to the next level. It entails an eating plan and a more rigorous exercise regimen. I have kept a daily diary of my food intake and exercise. I’ve lost weight, lowered my body fat and increased my strength and endurance. Along the way I’ve learned a few things that I’d like to share. I’ve learned that diet and exercise are important (nay - essential), and I’ve also learned that a positive mental attitude is just as important. I’ve learned that no matter how tired I am when I enter the gym, I will absolutely feel better when I leave it. I’ve learned that while my workouts are important for my physical well-being, they are just as important for my mental state. I’ve learned that changes occur on the inside as well as on the outside. I’ve learned that there’s no expiration date on diet and exercise. I’ve learned that when I eat well, I feel good. And I ‘ve learned from Dr. Tim that there are “no excuses, only success.”