March 16, 2004

Health, Will-Power and Baby Steps

I've gotten relatively serious about health lately. No, not serious enough to actually join a gym or anything like that - that's crazy talk, I tell you! But I've realized I haven't been feeling as good as I should so I've taken some positive steps to fix that. Like that apple I ate last night instead of a pint of Ben and Jerry's One Sweet Whirled.

The problem is that I'm also lazy. One of the reasons I don't belong to a gym is that, for a year, I let one take somewhere around $80 a month and went three times. It doesn't help that I live near the root of all evil. Not far from my house and directly, smack-dab on my way to work is a Dunkin Donuts.

I've always been good at avoiding this particular temptation, relegating it to weekends, but I started stopping there a couple weeks ago on my way to work. Not good. But today I made a step in the right direction. Instead of the two glazed and one vanilla creme donuts, I bought two glazed and a cinnamon donut. Baby steps.

Posted by Chris at March 16, 2004 2:24 PM

You willpower is inspirational. It is all about the baby steps. I ran 100yds to catch my runaway dog over the weekend and I'm still sore. I'm not quite the picture of perfect health either.

Posted by: Zoot at March 16, 2004 2:33 PM

My hometown has seven. In one town, which has maybe 30,000 people. I feel your pain. I try to get the donut holes instead of real donuts. But I'm guessing that eating three of them, is twice the fat than in a regular donut.

Posted by: Oliquig at March 16, 2004 2:46 PM

because cinnamon is much healthier than vanilla!

Posted by: yvonne at March 16, 2004 2:50 PM

LOL! Here's to your health!

Posted by: Ginny at March 16, 2004 2:57 PM

Certainly is a baby step. I liked the apple story better.

Best of luck pursuing good health!!

Posted by: cassie-b at March 16, 2004 3:11 PM

Hi Chris! :) Just wanted to pop in and say hello. I've returned from galavanting all over Florida. LOL.

I've enjoyed reading your entries, as always very thought provoking and filled with humor :)

Best of luck with healthy eating! I know it's not easy. Trust me. I do know..*grin*

Posted by: seger at March 16, 2004 3:43 PM

you foresook the creamy, gooey goodness of ben & jerrys for an.. apple?!? are you mad?!

i'm all about the not ending up like marlon brando, but man, there's no need to shit on the ben & jerry's.

it's just not right.

Posted by: Marie at March 16, 2004 4:19 PM

That's a HUGE step in the right direction. I mean, you put cinnamon on oatmeal AND apples, therefore a cinnamon donut is health food.

Thus sayeth Amy, the Queen of Everything But Most Especially Specious Reasoning.

Posted by: Amy at March 16, 2004 4:24 PM

Luckily for me, the next two weeks will be made up of lots of walking and exercise. I am so looking forward to just checking out the scenery.

Posted by: Anastasia at March 16, 2004 4:53 PM

dear god man! How are you so slinky ????
I eat one slice of bread and my hips shout

Posted by: Fluffy at March 16, 2004 5:24 PM

Have you tried the chocolate chip muffins? You must. They are unbelievable.

Posted by: feisty girl at March 16, 2004 7:27 PM

Cinnamon comes from trees, so therefore it's a vegetable. Eat more cinnamon donuts & you'll have a daily serving or four of healthy food.

Posted by: Jay at March 16, 2004 8:47 PM

we have a dunkin donuts right up the street. the only thing that keeps me out of there are the krispy kreme donuts they sell at the giant next door. thank you giant, without you ... i'd be eating ... um, donuts.

hmm, somehow my logic seems flawed now.

Posted by: tj at March 16, 2004 9:47 PM

haha- do you think you'll give up gum for lunch?

Posted by: Maureen at March 16, 2004 10:06 PM

Ha! I had an apple last night as well! The government must be putting appleVibes in the water or something...

Posted by: girl at March 16, 2004 10:57 PM

i eat oranges a lot. i love them. and apples. (i have to slice 'em up all cute though, lol).

i haven't had a donut in ages. don't tempt me.

Posted by: tiffanie at March 16, 2004 11:20 PM

This is happening to me too, I think it's because we quit smoking and now we think we should do other things to make ourselves more healthy, like eat right and work out. The simple solution would be for us to start smoking again. : ))

Posted by: T at March 17, 2004 12:32 PM