Last week I read a blog post entitled Saying no more by Shane Mac. He talks about how the biggest life change he ever made was starting swimming. But, as anyone who does any kind of exercise will tell you, what you put into your body has a huge effect on how hard you find that activity.
After detailing struggles to change his diet, Shane has resolved to say ‘no’ to cigarettes, soda, more than 3 cups of coffee a day, alcohol on worknights, red meat, snacks, bottled water and fried food.
Quite the list.
I sent the blog post to Hannah (my wife) and we talked it over. We’ve come up with five rules of our own of our own, inspired by Shane. Importantly, though, we’re initially only committing to these on weekdays* We can do what we like at weekends!
- No sugary drinks
- No red meat
- No alcohol
- No snacks (other than fruit)
- No coffee after 4pm
It’s not quite as hardcore as Shane’s version, but it’s eminently doable. And it should have a huge impact on our exercise.
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*As everyone knows, the weekend starts at 5pm on Fridays.