So, you want to make an impact? Know this: 80% of your body will come from your diet, so start there. Eliminate grains, corn, wheat, rice, and beans.
You’ll see results quickly, and you’ll start feeling better almost immediately. Unless you go from eating a lot of carbohydrates every day (cereal in the morning, sandwich at lunch, pasta for dinner). If that’s you, then there’s a chance you’re not going to feel well at first. And if you don’t feel well, understand that it’s perfectly normal. They call it the low carb flu, and basically your body is adjusting to your new diet. It will pass.
And then, you should exercise.
Exercise because it makes you feel good, not because you want to lose weight (we put/threw the scale away, remember?). Change your mindset. You want to be stronger, not skinnier.
Weight train, if you want. It won’t make you big. Pinky swear.
The key here is to find something you like and do it. For me, this is indoor rock climbing. I get to climb around like a monkey, gain strength, and build confidence.
You like to run? Go run. You hate it? Find something else. Go for long walks with your significant others. Pick up your bicycle.
Just move. It doesn’t have to be scary. Just get out there and start moving!