Do or Do Not . . . Oh, Hey, Did Someone Say Donuts?
by Steve Mitchell
Well, I haven’t written much about fitness, lately, because I’m honestly not qualified to tell anyone how to do…well, anything.
But, I’ve kept at it. I exercise and eat more healthier foods than not. I practice intermittent fasting. I floss my teeth and, as much as it pains me to think it, I’ve nearly quit cigars.
And I’m into size 34 pants again. I never, ever, thought I’d see the day when I’d fit back into a size 34!
Have I said that in previous posts? I probably have.
Here’s the thing which has just recently occurred to me. Exercise is necessary, beyond a doubt, and, because of it, I feel stronger and more flexible and more energetic. But, when I see personal improvement in my weight and in my waist size, it’s invariably more the result of diet and less the result of exercise.
And that’s not news – I’ve read it dozens of times. I’ve witnessed it.
And when I say diet, I mean attention to nutrition.
And when I say it’s occurred to me, I mean it’s finally sunk in.
Nutrition is the foundation.
What you eat affects your weight and your body shape and it affects how well you can exercise and what results you get from exercise.
I’ve been trying to build my fitness house from the top down and it’s slow going.
So, that’s where I’m at.
I think I could jump it up a notch. I think I could achieve results I’ve always thought were beyond me.
But, it’ll require a stronger foundation.
I’ve got to research this more.
I’ve got some pondering to do.