Updated: Sep 17, 2019
5:00 AM Wake-up
Today marks day 1 of my summer course. I will be back in the weight room at 8 o'clock, teaching others how to create healthy habits and stay safe while they get strong.
I've also decided that it feels like a great time to focus some extra attention and discipline to my nutrition intake.
I've been pretty good for the past 3 years. That's how long it has been since the last time I weight in at over 200 pounds, although I'm creeping up on that mark.
I don't have much of a choice in the matter.
I used to yo yo up and down. I'd get lazy and balloon up to 230 pounds, switching to my fat pants and XL shirts, then get tired of carrying the extra weight, being out of breath, and looking like the Michelin Man in pictures, so I'd adjust my diet and exercise, drop 40-50 pounds, and start over.
Last time, I decided I'd had enough. I lost the weight, threw out my fat clothes, and stuck with it.
Eating right and exercising regularly is hard work that requires discipline, just like everything else that is worthwhile.
Time to get back on the wagon. Not that I have jumped off, I've just been hanging out near it, close enough not to lose my way. My exercise habits and my diet has been good enough...but if you remember from a previous post, good enough, in most cases, isn't good enough.
Good enough is closer to mediocre than it is to excellent. Mediocre is unacceptable. Nobody wakes up every morning and thinks, how can I be mediocre today. Mediocre is not what I am seeking.
Time to trim up, if for no other reason than to be able to fit into my only suit if I have to wear it. From what I discovered last week, at 198 pounds, it's pretty constricting. That's not good enough. Also, maybe someday, I'll be able to see more than 1 ab...that'd be cool.
Don't be good enough. Be great. Strive for excellence.