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.


  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.

  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.

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

  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.

  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...)


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