What’s Up? (12/1/15)


I’m thankful that this Thanksgiving was a real uneventful, pleasant, just eat awesome food with your friends and family kind of Thanksgiving. It’s what I missed. Good food, warm conversations. Wine. Best friends. Really went all out for four nights there, if only to return to frozen food and pasta in Pittsburgh. But hey, that’s okay. I can make time if I want to cook, especially on the weekends. It’s just the pace of things usually leaves me wanting to do as little as possible when I get home.

Taking Care of the Inside 

There was an eight-day lapse where basically no exercise was done, and a lot of good food was consumed. I wouldn’t say just because I got back to Pittsburgh that I’ve fallen into a healthy routine again. If anything, I’m kind of focusing on some internal things right now. A few cups of tea to brighten up the day. A movie in the evening to entertain. Sitting back and enjoying Fargo Season Two while not on the back of a stationary bike.

I haven’t forgotten the sacred rule…

“Everyday, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan for it, don’t wait for it, just let it happen.” – FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper

It’s just, these last two days, I’ve needed more presents than self-improvement physical activity. Long as I live I’ll never forget to do things that keep me happy. I guess one of the things that’s keeping me happy right now is the prospect of not exercising right now. I know it’d be good for me, but in a way, so would pizza, Netflix, and a long nap.


What’s Up? (10/22/13)

Today I got pizza for lunch, and for the second week in a row, I was underwhelmed by the experience. It didn’t feel right, and I felt crummy during and after eating it. Today I went to the gym, I walked ten minutes uphill in the cold wearing nothing but my gym shorts and a t-shirt, and I felt great afterwards. Today a friend posted two pictures, one from two years ago, and one today, showing incredible weight loss.

That I’m not obese is some sort of miracle. I eat like crap, or so I think at least. A few times every year I get myself into exercise-heavy patterns, and I start thinking about dieting. I rarely go through with, or stick to diets, but I enjoy exercise, and I stick with it. Today though, I mean to really, really stick to a diet. Not so much a “I will only eat this” diet, but a “I will stop myself from eating this” diet. I can’t believe that I’m not a heavier person than I am, but at the rate I’m going in life, I don’t see how I won’t end up heavier down the road. That’s not what I want. I don’t want to be cut, with muscles and all, maybe just a little skinnier than I am now, less fat under my chin, less gut to my gut.

I’m not going to lay out guidelines, or weigh myself and post updates here, but I do want to put this out there and make it public, as a means of pressuring myself into doing this. But as of now, just fifteen minutes into October 23rd 2013, I really mean to change the way I eat. Less crap, more stuff that I make at home, more exercise, less sitting around. I promise myself to do this.