When I stepped on the scales this morning, I was a little pissed.

Well, maybe not pissed, but …


The damn number went up a half-a-pound again.

What the hell?

I ate pretty damn healthy yesterday, drank a lot of water, and I’ve been doing a pretty good job with my nutrition all this week.

So WTF,  yo?

One thing … a health nut friend told me a long time ago that whatever you weigh today is not a reflection of what you ate or didn’t eat yesterday, but two weeks ago.

Two weeks ago, I was not eating healthy.

In fact, I fell off the healthy eating wagon for longer than I care to admit.

Now, I’m paying for it.

So what to do?

Starving myself into submission ain’t gonna work. Most likely, that’ll just have me shoving my head into the fridge one day and eating myself silly.

I really am more back on track with my eating habits, so what else can I do?

Remember the old saying, “Move more; eat less.:”

That eating less part really should probably really be “eat better.” Since I’m already doing that, that leaves the move more part.

I work out several times a week already at the gym, but I have slacked off on some things, but, damn, there’s only 24 hours in a day, and I stay pretty damn busy as it is. When am I going to have time to move more?

Here’s what I decided:

Starting tomorrow, I’m going to get up an hour earlier in the morning and get my day started. Tomorrow is pole vault practice day, and with it getting up to 100 degrees and beyond now, it sure won’t hurt to start practice a little earlier. I’ll do my regular morning routine of positive messages and meditation, then get my butt in gear and go knock out a solid practice. Then, I’ll spend the afternoon planning out my week.

Instead of laying in bed when I wake up Monday, listening to my first positive/spiritual message of the day, and maybe dozing off again for a while, I’ll put a positive message on my phone, get my ass up, and add a 30-minute walk to my morning routine. Then, I’ll take my butt to the gym and put in a good, hard workout, and not wait until noon to do it. That’ll leave all afternoon to do everything else I need to do, instead of just having a couple hours and stressing out about it or not getting things done that I’m supposed to get done.

So what’s the message here?

Take action.

Whatever it is, make a few simple changes and get ‘er done.

It doesn’t have to have anything to do with exercise or physical fitness, necessarily.

The way to solve problems is … TAKE ACTION.

You can do it!

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