As you may have seen from my portrait on this website, "I have what doctors call...a little bit of a weight problem". - Chris Farley, may he rest in peace.
So I have tried diets and unsuccessful exercise regimens. It always seems like I get going pretty well and then something comes along that throws me off track. The list of things that have thrown me off include but are not limited to slicing my finger down to the tendon on Superbowl Sunday several years ago to various setbacks and fumbles at my job.
I am stuck in a rut. I realize that eating bad food and not exercising is making me feel unhappy and unhealthy. And that feeling unhappy and unhealthy is making me eat bad food and not want to exercise. "I eat because I am unhappy, and I am unhappy because I eat. It's a vicious cycle," to quote an equally rotund but less savory and one hundred percent more fictitious gentleman.
I have come to realize that my performance at my job and my general outlook would probably be a lot better if I were to improve my health and fitness. For anyone out there surfing the intertubes that has stumbled across my novel, I have decided that my health is affecting my ability to write. When I come home from work, my brain is completely fried, like I have had my brain attached to a car battery all day long, as Stephen King described his time as a public school teacher. But I think the junk food that I am feeding myself and the lack of exercise is further clouding my mind, making it harder to concentrate on writing when I can find the will to sit down and write.
I am declaring this for all to see in hopes that it will motivate me to keep up the healthy activity. I have a member ship to a local recreation center where I plan to start a work out routine with my good friend Phillip Hintze. I'll keep you posted on my progress and would love to hear from you. Any bit of encouragement is greatly appreciated!