Wednesday, August 05, 2009
I've tried to get fit quite a few times over the years with some to much success. A couple of years ago I was down to my current goal weight and even road cycled in a 100 mile organized event. It was amazing! Somehow, slowly and with time, I have slipped back into a time of eating whatever I felt like and the exercise gradually disappeared. I again put on weight until I recently had to go to see a foot doctor. I had to write in my weight on a form and quickly discovered I was at a new all-time high weight.
I knew I was slowly gaining weight and I had moved up to my largest pants size in the closet (there are 3 sizes in there....) but even those had been feeling tight. Weighing myself confirmed my suspicions...I was way over what I wanted to weigh. My foot was giving me trouble (plantar fasciatis), my clothes didn't fit well, my shirts are always untucked and I wasn't working out.
This gave me the motivation to get back on the bandwagon and start anew. Each time I exercise, I can feel my body and soul telling me this is something I simply need to be doing. I love so much to eat, especially the foods listed on my page...but I am starting to believe again that I love being fit just a little bit more.
I want to be healthy for my family, my wife and three children and also for myself. I rode my bike 14 miles at 14.3 mph hour average yesterday and felt fantastic--exercise gives me a purpose and a high that really, nothing else can. I simply need to remember this fact!
....the struggle continues....