I don't really have much to talk about today, but I want to post at least twice a week, so I'll go with a stream-of-consciousness style today. So far the week has been successful, but not overwhelmingly so. Weight loss numbers aren't fantastic, but this weekend I did go out for a few drinks, so the fact I have lost anything at all is great. Monday was a strong day, with a good day of Meatless Mondays and a better work out. Walking is just not cutting it anymore. I overheard someone discussing their training regimen for a 10k last week, so I decided to apply some of their training techniques to my evening by the lake. I only went out for about 3 miles, but instead of brisk walking the whole time I would jog/run for 1 minute and then continue waling with as brisk a pace as I could muster for 2 minutes. As the weeks go on I will increase the jog time and decrease the walk time, but I am going to take it slow.
The title of today's entry came to me sitting on the couch trying to figure out what to write about. I think this is a question I need to ask myself every night. It is inspired by what I remember to be a World War II propaganda poster. That kind of attitude of chipping in for a greater good, and the urgency of need, is the kind of attitude I want to capture. Of course I am doing this for me, but I can't pretend I don't want this blog to be seen and to inspire others. I make a big deal to myself about doing this the right way. I don't want surgery or quick fixes or pills or any of the other bullshit we get sold. My thought is I got myself here, I can get myself where I want to go. What I have to remember is I took 25 years to get myself were I was. I am working fast, but it is a life long journey and will not get me where I want to be in a week or two. Even once I hit at or near my goal weight my skin and metabolism and inner health will take quite a while to catch up. The key to fighting off the boredom and discouragement over the pace will be to focus on the things I can do. To take a step every day to get where I want to be. To ask myself, "what have I done for my health today?"