Hello and welcome to my first blog. My name is Dave and the objective of this blog is to document the progression(or degression) on this journey of mine. Topics will range greatly but initially it is going to be focused on diet and exercise. I am going to attempt to convey in words some of the things going through my mind and body as I undertake this new path.
But before we get into all of that here is some background for those of you who don't actually know me. I'm 26, live in allentown PA, work as an insurance agent for the hartford. I grew up in Schnecksville and was always active, played soccer for about 10 years. My passion for soccer quickly turned to skateboarding at about age 14, which I'd done for about 10 years as well. Due to extreme ligament damage to both my ankles I've had surgery on both feet(left 2007, right 2010) which I still feel the effects of today. I've done extensive rehab and therapy for both of my ankles and continue to do so. Since I'm no longer able to jump down stairs on my skateboard, I now get my adrenaline fix by hitting the trails on my mountain bike.
Now that you know a bit about where I'm coming from, let me tell you where I intend to go. Aside from my chronic ankle issues, I've also had a nagging back injury that has been around roughly 2 years. This is due to the fact I dove head first into the game of golf about 4 years ago with little to no knowledge of the swing and how it relates to the body. I created a knot in my back that still exists, although it has been reduced significantly and I've gained considerable flexibilty and strength through yoga.
And so we come to today, January 2, 2012. I've decided the next step in my path to health is to make what some would call an extreme change in diet. To best understand where I'm coming from, look up Professor Arnold Ehret. Specifically his book, The Mucusless Diet Healing System. In summary, he talks of the ability to heal and transform oneself strictly through diet(consisting of fruit and vegetables) and intermittent fasting. This will be a difficult undertaking to say the least, but I've prepared and feel I'm mentally and physically ready. I've told all of the people around me of my intentions, and everyone has been extremely supportive.
I'm looking forward to a new year with a new outlook. I'll be posting a lot of random thoughts and feelings along the way as I conduct this experiment on myself. I'll be posting them not only for you as a reader, but just as much for myself to look back at where I've come from.
Thanks for reading, talk to you/myself soon.
"To be different then what you are, you must first know what you are." Chinese proverb