A Healthier Mike - Starting Over

Day 1 - October 16, 2018

I think I made it 10 weeks, mostly, kind of. I never make it very far, but I always tried again.

I’m going to start using Nike’s Run Club app and begin a training program that eases me into running outside, now that I can. I’m going to do the treadmill a couple of times this week before I head to Washington state for the weekend.

Honestly, my weakness is anything easier than putting in effort. If I can buy pre-cooked food, I’ll do it. If I can avoid exercise, I will. I have an excuse for everything. I enjoy exercise once I do it, and I enjoy cooking once I do it, it’s getting through the initial feeling of laziness to JUST FUCKING DO IT. I know, it sounds so lame.

It sounds lame (again), but I think seeing that I’m not meeting goals on my apps will also make feel like I need to work harder to meet them. With the NRC app and the Apple Health app, I will be reminded of my lack of ambition.

I’ll probably update in here often, but I’ll make a big update bi-weekly or monthly to update via the socials.

Today’s Goals:

  1. Avoid snacking at work (this includes any free breakfast)

  2. Make a healthy dinner

  3. Walk or run outside if weather and time allows (if not, go do a good walk w/ incline to simulate hiking on the treadmill)

  4. Track my food intake

  5. Take a lap at lunch if weather allows, if not, just walk to car and then walk around the parking garage a few times

I’ll check back in tomorrow to revisit the goals and set new daily goals. Starting on Monday, I’m going to set weekly “big picture” goals as well. Daily goals help manage the small things that lead to a big picture, but the big picture goals may help overcome the insecurities I have - we’ll see.

Mental Notes

  • I have too many podcasts and not enough time or brain space to take them all in. This gives me anxiety. SO, I’ve been unsubscribing to the more superficial ones and keeping the more meaningful ones.

  • I’ve started writing down every though I have and simply doing that makes me feel so much better

  • The Breathe app on my Apple Watch is lovely.