Ronald’s Journey – How to Get Back On the Exercise Train?

It’s me again – Ronald, your “brave hero” from the Health Journey!  Okay, maybe not a hero to all…or for that matter, any of you!  Some of you have asked, “Where have you been hiding, Ronald?”  Well, to discount the naysayers, I want everyone to rest assured that I have been heroically trekking the journey of course! 

I admit.  It’s been awhile since I have posted, so I know that some of you are thinking that I took a detour off the journey.  But, NO, I did NOT pig out (although I was tempted on more than one occasion) during the holidays.  For those who have not been following me, I have been known to stumble hard off the health journey…time and time again…

Well, not this time!  I read the Top 10 Tips to Stay Healthy During the Holidays from Earth Fare, and created a plan to stay on the health journey.  It was not always easy, but I did it…and I’m glad I did!  I did not feel as sluggish and unhealthy as the New Year came around.  I could actually get off the couch.  I guess I AM a hero then!!  What do you think?   

But, I have to admit…my exercising completely stopped.  I did not move at all during the holidays.  Any ideas to get started again? 



  1. Michael Davis says

    Hey Ronald,

    I know who youare but you probably don’t know me. I work for EF at the Knoxville Bearden store. I have a little personal training back ground.
    Start small. eat your lunch and walk around the parking lot of your store/office 1 time each day. If you don’t even change your eating habits you could lose 1 pound in a month. At my store the parking lot is a liitle more than 1/4 mile around. A mile is equal to 100 calories. A little over 3000 calories will equal a loss of 1 pound. Have you noticed that I said “little” a few times. Start small, don’t be too ambitious.

  2. Jen B says

    I agree with Michael. I lived in NYC for a few years and gained 5 lbs immediately after leaving. Why? I didn’t have a car in the city and walked everywhere. Finding ways to walk more is a little way to make a big difference!

  3. Maria D says

    Set a reasonable, realistic goal. I use to be great at working out at least 3 days a week, and with a lot of recent changes in my life (a busy job and moving), I have not been living up to that expectation. So rather than aiming for the 3 days a week, I began with 1. And then the next week, I aimed for 2. I’m hoping to get back to my old routine soon.

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