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Hey internet! Guess what starts tomorrow? That's right, October! Not only does this mean my rent is due, but it also means I can use it as an excuse to make a drastic life change, being a new month and all. I never get why people wait until New Year's to do that stuff, so here we go. First of all I'm getting out of this horrible love/hate relationship with soda. No more soda unless it's a mixer in a drank, and even then I'm vowing to NOT drink unless it's socially with other people physically around. This also means I'm putting behind the good ol' habit of kicking back with a beer or two and playing WoW. FURTHERMORE I'll be going to the gym. I'm not promising every day sinec my legs already get sore just from work, but every other day sounds like a manageable place to start.

"Mike, why are you doing this? Is this some form of weird masochism or what?"  I'm glad you asked! It all started when I ran out of soda this morning and thought "Eh, maybe I'll just not buy any more." While I was killing time at work and letting my mind wander I also got to thinking about my health as well, and I'm not really in the best shape I've been in. No no, don't take this as a case of fishing for compliments or me exaggerating anything. I'm just mentally comparing my current health to the point in my life where I was my healthiest, which was when I worked for Caterpillar and did what amounts to power walking and simultaneously lifting 15-30 pound weights for 8 hours a day. I felt pretty good back then, and there is absolutely no reason other than laziness that I can't feel like that again.

So here's what's going down. No more soda. No more drinking at home. No more smoking. (That's right, I've picked up yet another bad habit. I've only smoked when it's been a rough sleepless night and I have a full day ahead of me though, as a last resort to stay awake in class! That justifies it right?) Work out 3-4 times a week. No more showing up late to work. It's going to be rough but if I take it 1 day at a time I'm sure I'll look back in a month and wonder why I didn't start sooner.

Above all, no more swaying away back into my old habits. It was time to leave for class about 2 minutes ago, so I guess I'm starting the "work out every day" part early! I've gotta run! Goodbye, internet!

(Cheer for me!)


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Oct. 1st, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
Good luck! If you need an exercise partner, give me a call. I've been meaning to head to the gym myself.
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