The long and winding road to fitness, day 21

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That’s right, 21 days…3 weeks…I haven’t been perfect during this time, but I’m putting forth the effort.  I’ve exercised every day, not always for a lot of minutes, but something each day.  I’ve been eating better almost every day, a lot more veggies, a lot less junk.  I’ve consistently tracked my nutritional intake each day and have been able to notice the improvements I’m making.  It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three weeks.  I’m feeling better after only three weeks, just think how much better I’ll feel after the next three weeks are over.

Today I ate about 1650 calories and rode the bike for 15 minutes before work, walked twice, once for only 10 minutes, the other time for 40 minutes, and I did some core exercises, only 5 exercises, 2 sets of each today.  I also got in a lot of walking at work (as usual) and actually managed to get a few things done.

I’m wondering, when (if) you’ve been on a health and fitness kick, what’s the longest you’ve managed to keep it up?  I’ve actually been able to be steady for over a year (with a few minor slip-ups).  Now I’m aiming to make it permanent…the health and fitness thing, not the slip-up.