Friday, February 17, 2023

Diet and Exercise

After my Bible time this morning I spent 1.5 hours at the gym with a new(ish) routine. 

It felt good to be doing something different and to be challenging myself in new ways. It may sound crazy, but exercise feeds my soul. There is nothing so pure and simple as training for a marathon. Despite being the lazy beach bum that I am, I've embraced the discipline of regular training. I do feel great after my workouts though I am also hungry as all get out. Today I felt in the mood for Mexican food, and my server was a new hire at the restaurant. She hails from Nicaragua and speaks very little English, which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. We could communicate quite well between Spanish and hands and feet. 

If I haven't said so already, I've been trying to eat clean in 2023 without obsessing about my diet. Although exercise is an important component in weight control, the experts tell us that diet is even more important. There's nothing magical about it. Eat quality foods (like arroz con pollo). 

Eat consciously. Watch what you put into your mouth. Consider food as fuel. Lastly, hydration is the key to flushing out out your organs and moving nutrients to your cells. Aim to drink at least 60 ounces of water every day. Cut out (or back on) sodas and fruit juices if you can. 

How is your exercising coming along?

How is your diet -- good, bad, or so-so?