A little less than two weeks ago, Pastor Joey Bonifacio lent me a book by Bill Phillips titled Body For Life. Body For Life is a program that he himself used a few years back to get himself into better shape, and it apparently has worked very well for him.
After having gone through the book once, these were my observations:
- I think Body For Life has the potential to create healthy habits in individuals, increasing the chances of a person losing weight and keeping it off more permanently than other fitness programs.
- It is going to take a great deal of discipline to pull off Body For Life, but the rewards seem significant. The hundreds of testimonials in the book and available online are extremely persuasive.
- The diet aspect of Body For Life isn’t as restrictive as other diets, and it certainly isn’t quack nutrition (well, save perhaps for the recommended – but not required – dietary supplements that come from a company with which the author had connections).
The downside is that it will require a lot of discipline, self-control, and exercise. At the end of the day, that is to be expected, though. 70 lbs. of overweight don’t add themselves to one’s frame overnight. Anyone on this program is going to need a different kind of motivation.
After much thought, five days ago, I decided to go for it! I’ll be keeping a private journal for this, but I’ll be posting a weekly video blog so I can keep an image record of my progress. Please keep me in prayer; I believe, though, this is it. I am so determined to make this work!