A couple of weeks ago my cousin Steven Robinson, who is a member on the Vman Homeboycooking FaceBook page started a new life style of going refined sugar free. I applaud his newly found lifestyle and he has inspired me. Back in September I decided to also take a step toward limiting the refined sugar in my diet. For one month I deliberately and strictly limited fruit juice, baked sweets, breads, rice, pasta, sugar, and sugar substitutes from my diet, and added more lean protein and leafy vegetables. As far as physical activity, I have tried to swim three times a week for at least one hour each of those days. My results have pleasantly been manifested in more restful sleep, greater energy during the day, and some weight loss which helps clothing fit and feel much better. I am sharing the before and after images of my scale readings below.
But, I am no longer just interested in what the scale says. I am now on a mission to increase my fitness and reduce body fat by promoting protein. As I proceed I will let you know how things are going. I am in no way training for a marathon or any particular event, but I want to improve mobility and general fitness. I have been sleeping with a C-PAP for three years now and I want to eliminate that appliance as soon as possible. Muscle tone will help relieve the apnea.