Wednesday, May 07, 2008
I did walk 3 miles on the treadmill this evening after getting home at nearly 8:30.
Bootcamp Day #4 also completed. Today is also day 27 of consecutive exercise.
The above was really all I could manage quickly. I feel great. The cold/sore throat/sinus/fatigue thing appears to be mostly gone. Mind you, I have been using tons of echinacea/goldenseal/vitamin C just to kick its butt.
I spend the last 2 days in a training about foodborne illness investigation... really a VERY good one, except the epidemiology part... I know most of this stuff, but the guy went way into detail on the math and stats, which most non-epi folk don't freaking need to know... but anyway I had 2 days of flattening my butt on a very hard plastic chair, which did my back and hips no favors. My exercising came late both days, which I found very frustrating indeed. And I was able to pop my back significantly, which I have had a hard time doing since getting on the fitness train.
But anyway... let me expound a moment...
Some years ago I was walking down the candy aisle of a grocery store and remarked to myself ironically, "Americans can make anything out of sugar and plastic."
Today at the training conference, I noted how they had hard candy on all the tables and how they had supplied doughnuts on day one and bagels on day two. It suddenly struck me how much those of us really trying to change how we eat goes against the grain of the prevailing culture. This was sort of a realization in conjunction with having to eat lunch out two days in a row.
Those of us trying to really change are trying to become conscious, not only about what we eat, but about how we move our bodies, and so many other things. We have chosen the harder road.
Conscious living runs quite counter to today's society. Most people just seem to sit there and accept the sugar and plastic and television. They don't want to think or put forth effort into living. They just sit and get pumped full of junk. Then, before they know it, they are fat, unhealthy and they don't even know why. They want it easy and that's exactly what they get.
So for those of us really trying to turn our lives around, it's more like turning an ocean liner than a rowboat. We are fighting not only ourselves, but the prevailing currents as well.
This is not an excuse, just an observation.