Good morning world and thanks for tuning to another day here on planet Magnet.
A bit later than usual but don’t worry I shall not make a habit of it. Todays post is relatively short affair today as I am afraid I don’t really have much to talk about this morning. I know you might wonder how that might be true because sometimes it is nearly impossible to stop my lips from flapping. However, today I am in more of a reflective mood and as such am feeling a trifle withdrawn and much more quiet than usual.
Don’t worry, there is nothing wrong, I am just simply in a mood where I feel I should look at where I have been and where I am going to.
Today being Monday and the beginning of my week makes it an ideal day for me to start to put into motion all of the self improvement ideas I have been thinking about and talking about over the past couple of weeks. I wonder why we always say “I shall start a diet on Monday, I shall start my new exercise routine on Monday”? Why do we not like doing it immediately? I suppose there are a few of you out there who can simply change their mindset overnight and start with their plans the very next day but I would reckon there are a great deal more of us who will ruminate and cogitate long and hard before we actually get to the point of committing ourselves to action.
I personally think it is because we are taking the issue seriously and thinking about the actions we need to take. I would imagine we have lived a “not as healthy as we would have liked” lifestyle for weeks, months or even years and so we are bracing ourselves for the upcoming onslaught of activity and diet change which always means a certain amount of deprivation. Lets face it, no one likes giving up their little tit bits. Personally I am having an little issue with cheese. I started to buy these mini cheese selections. These are little cheese “bricks” that weigh 11gms and are just a taster of mature and vintage cheddar cheese. However, when you eat them as I have been doing (every time I walk past the fridge – I am the Magnet after all!) they kind of become a habit which leads to over indulgence and that is the start of the slippery slope.
So to that end, I have cleared out all of my “bad choices” and started to stockpile only healthy options. I shall make some Granola once again and now although I have titbits in the cupboard, they are not my Kryptonite titbits made of cheese. They are more run of the mill biscuits or a little white bread. All things I find I am able to take or leave and when I do indulge, it is in moderation.
So today starts a new chapter for me. I am heading to meet a friend with whom I walk the dog (something we have both been “hit and miss” with over the past few weeks but will now address) then I shall head into the Gym for this morning’s session. This will be the first session of my newly written program so although I am sure it will take some learning, I will be cracking it in no time and back on that proverbial fitness horse.
I shall then spend the afternoon writing (I still have my final homework and a piece for Huffington Post to write…) and trying to get ahead of the game but for now, I think I shall just leave you with the route Archie and I walked yesterday. I was happy with the pace even though there was a good deal of waiting around for the little man to smell every blade of grass, but given he had been so traumatised the night before I decided he should be indulged.
Tomorrow I shall be back with a report own my first days training on my new routine as well as bringing you get another Tasty Tuesday meal.
Stay out of the fridge.