One thing we learn in life as we go through our years, is that our bodies are only as good as we maintain them.
Apparently, I have not been doing my job. I admit this…….even if my back didn’t remind me.
I drove tonight, and then after walking a little bit, I felt this ache build up really quickly in my lower back telling me “Hey idiot…..put that crap down you’re carrying about!”. I did, but the damage had already been done, and I knew it. My lower back was in full-on war protest, and was taking no prisoners. I limped to where I could put my stuff down, and then hobbled around a bit. Sitting down didn’t really alleviate all of my pain, because I had nothing to sit in that offered any lower back support.
I thought………maybe laying down would help, so I did. Laying down, I felt no pain, BUT……….trying to get back up, my back reminded me that it was at war with the rest of me, and was not being nice about it. OUCH!
Ideally, I should be around 200 pounds – maybe a touch over, but my lifestyle and career choices have done me in to where I am almost twice that size. This is not a good spot to be in. I need to get myself motivated to do something about it. I do have an avenue to go to in order to help get some exercise that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – I just need to push myself to go there way more often than I have been, which has been an abyssmally small amount.
Why aren’t you going more?
That is a good question. I have no real reason not to go – it’s just getting motivated to go – that’s the thing. It shouldn’t take much effort…….it really shouldn’t. I did get a membership to Anytime Fitness to help get the weight off – that was the idea. I just need to formulate that idea into a real plan of action. Any time spent there – any time at all would be a better help than not going.
So how is your diet?
Ummm…….what diet? Oh, you mean the see-food diet? Yeah……I’m bad at that. The other problem I always run into is that it seems the healthier the food is, the more expensive it is. Now I’m sure there are a ton of people that will call that theory BS, and they’re probably right. Makes me wish I would have been a much better cook growing up. Maybe I wouldn’t go out to eat so much as a result when I’m not feeling good, or feeling depressed after dealing with emotional issues.
Do you actually get out?
I don’t just sit around all the time. I do get out on occasion to go window shopping, get groceries, pay bills – all the usual minutia that I need to get done every couple of weeks. I fly a desk four nights a week, so not much chance of exercising there, but I do have 3 nights a week off to get what I want to get done accomplished. Do I though – not usually. Often times, I spend my time catching up on stuff I recorded all week on TV. Heck, I have 40 episodes of an Indian soap opera that I have yet to watch, but really haven’t gotten around to. I have most of the first 4 seasons of Game Of Thrones saved up to watch as well.
I used to get out of the house a lot more than I do now – just for something to do. That initiative seems to have flown out the window though. Heck, I used to do a lot more things that I just never get around to doing anymore. Is that age, or is that just laziness? Probably the latter of the two, I would say. They say you are only as young as you feel – some days I feel like a teenager, yet other days I feel like I would make Gandalf a teenager by comparison.
For right now………I need to deal with the war with my back. It’s telling me that I need to get rid of that dead weight on the front of me and start feeling better. Yeah………that’s gotta get done much sooner than later.