As another year draws to a close, I again find myself still not in as good a shape as I’d like to be. I mean, I’m not morbidly obese or facing serious health issues… and if the zombie apocalypse comes, I am confident that I could fight off the hordes of the undead and be able to outrun them when needed. However, while sheer will and adrenaline can get you through many ordeals, it would be nice to be in better overall shape.
So, to that end I have (once again) decided to try to get more healthy. Since many of my previous attempts has failed, I am going to use an approach that has worked in other areas of my life. See… the problem is that my lack of good health can actually be chalked up to a large number of bad habits, and rather than to simply try to cram a new lifestyle on top of or around my current one, I need to identify my bad habits and break them one by one, and to instill new habits one by one.
About a year ago I broke my habit of drinking sodas. I was literally drinking a half dozen cans of soda a day. The first step was to cut out caffeine, so I switched from Coke to Sprite. After I got used to that, I switched to water, and sometimes lemonade (Crystal Light to be exact). Overall, dropping soda for water caused me to drop about ten pounds, maybe fifteen.
My next step is to add in a new habit. My goal is to do 100 push-ups a day. That is in a 24 hour period. Right now, it takes nearly twelve hours for me to do my 100 push-ups. I can do 10 at a time easily, and I can do 20 at a time alright, but beyond 20 in a row my arms get tired. So I do 20 when I can, and 10 when I can’t, and take long rests in between. My goal is to be able to do the 100 push-ups in a couple or three minutes.
That’s where I am… I’ll post updates as I feel inspired to.