Hitting It

“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.”

W. Clement Stone

That’s the theory I’m going for.  I’m not sure whether I’ll hit the moon or the stars, but I fully intend on hitting something.

Now that volleyball season is over I need to not do what I did last off-season…which was nothing.  So I started working out in the mornings up at Bene-Fit gym up at Red Bridge – I walk/run about two miles and then do some upper/lower body workouts to keep myself in shape.

Or, more appropriately, I’m trying to.

Unfortunately my self-discipline is kinda sorta waning on that.  It might be the getting up at 5:30am (I know – I couldn’t believe there was a 5:30 in the morning either!) or maybe it’s the whole “I’m a fan of sleep” thing, but whatever the reason I’m not keeping up with my scheduled workout routine.  And I’m not helping with my low-carb diet – I hit the Wing tonight for boneless Thursdays after a lunch of Gates (the guys who are taking over for me when I leave were in town – gotta treat them right on the food front…).  Only a few fries at the latter but still I’m pretty sure breaded chicken friend and slathered with rich, spicy garlic sauce was not anywhere in my list of acceptable lunches.

So I find myself falling off the wagon I keep trying to stay on, and I hate it.

But I found a new motivation – a friend of mine that I’m highly jealous of.

Not because this friend works out regularly but because I wish I had this person’s self-discipline.  I have some pretty good self-discipline when it comes to most things, but for whatever reason I have a block when it comes to exercise/diet.  But my friend doesn’t seem to have that block and dammit – I’m jealous because I want that.

So I decided that I’m just going to have to suck it up and get over it.

The messed up diet/workout schedule, that is – not the jealous part.  I really appreciate having a friend that I can use to keep me on-track, even if they don’t know they’re doing it.

Here’s the deal – I’m starting back tomorrow.  Back on track.  2+ miles of walking/running, then lower body & abs (Monday/Wednesday/Friday is upper-body; Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday is lower body).  And I’m back to the slow-carb thing.

So keep me honest on it – if you see me ask me how it’s going.  Don’t let me off the hook.  My internal motivation works for most things, but apparently I need external forces for this particular goal.

Because I’m not going to stop until I hit it.

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