Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Road to Hell is Paved with Good Intentions

They say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, so let be me a man of good Actions instead.

To that end, here is the act of blogging; a good act that I know helps me. This will be just an update to keep this process going and to allow me a brief moment to get in touch with where I'm at, where I'm going, and why.

I had a pretty busy week after the Vegas weekend, and didn't make the time to follow-up on the work-out success I had there with work-outs at home. However, this last week I started working out a little bit in my room again.

Then, last Wednesday, I hired someone to go for walks with me 5 days a week. The hourly wage is much more about them actually coming to my office and having me come and go for a walk with them, then the walk itself. The hardest part is the getting started I realized, so this set-up fixes that. Plus I enjoy the company quite a bit which always makes the experience more enjoyable.

I am eating okay, but not as good as I would like. I am trying to think of a mechanism I can put in place, similar to my mandatory walk partner, to help me get some serious traction in that area.

Overall, I feel very good about all the walking and working out I've done in the last 3 weeks,and feel pretty damn good in general.

I am currently objectively optimistic about the immediate future. And I like that.

7 comments:

  1. I don't know if it will work for you, but I eat basically the same thing every week for dinner. It helps because I don't have to constantly count calories for my meals--I already have a pretty good idea of how much they are. For example, Monday is pork chops, Tuesday is spaghetti, Wednesday is chicken, etc. I also set my calorie level much higher than most dieters, because I don't like to feel deprived. I set it at 2000, which is plenty for a woman. It's been working pretty well. Just a suggestion.

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  2. I find the workout partner a great help to me personally - it's the forced accountability. Sounds like you're finding that to be true too.

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  3. awesome progress and nice to see you back at the blog...

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  4. Good to see you back. Sounds like you've had a good 3 weeks. Glad you found someone to walk with you. Hope you can figure out the food stuff. I definitely think making sure you eat enough calories is important otherwise you will end up going off plan because you feel hungry. I do the 5-6 mini meals a day and that helps me a lot so I never let myself get hungry. I also tend to eat the same things every week. Good luck with it all and hope to see more posts from you. I've missed ya.

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  5. I LOVE your sentence where you use the word MAKE with regards to time.
    how you implicitly say that it was a choice.

    and your post title? I use that phrase daily around here. (usually in reference to my running...)

    Miz.

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  6. nice post, and its nice to see you still at it. stay strong and it will happen.

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