It’s Monday and that means, once again, it was In-FIT Studio workout morning. It was important that I had a good workout today because, in case you haven’t looked at the calendar lately, this is Thanksgiving week. Enough said.
One of the good things about being Facebook friends with Kip and Rick at In-FIT is that I benefit from reading their inspirational postings when I’m not at the gym. One of the bad things about being Facebook friends with Kip and Rick is that they can read my posts. Let me explain.
I had a bad eating weekend. Yep! I don’t mean to make this seem like confessional but “forgive me fitness people for I have sinned.” This weekend was the JFK 50 mile ultramarathon and my son, Craig, competed for the first time. I served as his “handler” or as I like to call it “the Pit Crew.”
Unfortunately being in the presence of roughly 1,000 uber-athletes did not inspire me enough to stay away from the junk food. So on Facebook, I may have mentioned something about having a few, ahem, DONUTS.
“Father Rick” read my public confessional. Today when I walked into the gym I was SO busted.
What I didn’t mention was that I also had chips….. and a soda, which greatly disappoints me because I’ve reduced my soda consumption by about 90 percent since frequenting In-FIT.
Instead of “Hail Marys”, I did crunches today.
Here’s my point. I KNOW better. I understand the old adage “garbage in-garbage out”. I also know that if you buy cheap gasoline, your car will suffer. I know that the quality of my reading and what I feed my mind with every day greatly determines my intellect and level of optimism.
If you allow “junk” into your life, physically, emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, attitudinally, you get junk back in return. If you fill your life with positive things, people, reading, you rise to the occasion.
Donuts = poor workout. I now know that to be true because I just didn’t have my mo-jo today.
Good food = good life.
It’s my choice.
Today, as our thoughts are focused on the Thanksgiving holiday, I am filled with gratitude for my good health and a renewed resolve to protect it.