Tuesday, October 15, 2013
So, it's been 64 days since Otakon 2013, my start date of my one year journey, that's two months, 1/6 of my total journey. I'm only about 5 pounds down, and most of that was lost with the initial two or three weeks. I eat worse now than ever and I don't exercise. I need to get into a habit of exercise every day, and need to remember to eat healthy EVERY meal. Plus, I've been eating a lot of candy now, since at work we have a bucket of candy that is just for us at work. It contains several different kinds of my favorite candies. I know it's not healthy.
So, here's what I think:
A) I know once I eat something, I am going to want more, regardless of what it is. So if I eat a salad, I would want more salad. If I eat some candy, I want more candy. So, (as you can probably guess), I'm simply going to avoid the unhealthy foods. A recent article in Men's Fitness magazine stated the obvious/not-so-obvious statement that men who simply avoid the temptation altogether have a better rate of making more healthy choices. Also, I read on Tumblr (meaning take it with a grain of salt) an idea that may work, to get a mindset similar to "If you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all." Similarly, I will view the temptation as an all-or-nothing view of health, "If it's not healthy, don't eat it at all." I know it's harsh, but I tend to do things on one extreme or the other.
B) Exercise. I plan to at LEAST walk every day, even if that's the short .8 mile walk (0.4 mi each way, takes very little time, half of what I was doing). Any exercise, for at least 10 minutes per day. That's not asking a lot.
C) Sunshine. I almost never go outside. Usually the only reason I go outside is to go drive somewhere. So, same as the exercise, at least 10 minutes a day outside.
D) Goku. Since Thankgiving is coming up very soon, I'm going to try to strength train some. I can build the initial muscle very easily, but since I've never done any more than that I'm not sure how fast my muscle would build after that. TEN WEEKS HAVE GONE BY WITHOUT ME GIVING MY ALL!
E) Computer. I honestly need to get off the computer and do productive things more often, or at least do the productive things on the computer more often. I've fallen behind on homework just because I did not feel like doing it. I complain about not having time, but I have plenty of time. ALL I did today was class from 5:20-7:05 (really, you could consider it from 4:30-8:30 because of driving and spending some time doing stuff at school). I woke up at noon and wasted all that time between then and class. Then after class, I got back onto the computer.