Why Promising To Start Improving Your Fitness Tomorrow Isn’t Good Enough.
Remember on Sunday when I said I was gonna get back on track with healthy living yesterday? It didn’t happen. I went out drinking with two fine lads of Geordie descent and got recklessly drunk. I was so drunk that I was arguing about politics which is never really a good thing for me, even if it starts in good humour.
Today I’m starting again
The key to change lies with making today a positive step in the right direction. If you’re like me and have spent a month eating like shit, not running and drinking too much then you can get weighed down by your past mistakes and continue on down that road.
It doesn’t have to be that way. No matter how far you’ve slipped you’re not going to make things easier by ignoring the situation you’re in.
November was my worst month for running since December 2011. I ran twice and one of those runs was the Las Vegas marathon. I’m now at the point where I’m scared to go outside in case I’ve lost all of my fitness. I’ve been running for 4 years now and there’s no chance I’m giving up on it.
It adds too much to my life to even consider that.
I no longer have a choice. I’m fucking running today as this is as low as things will drop. I’m going to wake up tomorrow knowing that today was a good day and I can continue to turn things around by making each day after that a good one. Momentum can be both your friend and your enemy depending on whether you’re moving up or down.
And it all starts with one good or bad day. Leaving shit until tomorrow isn’t good enough. You’ll find another excuse tomorrow as life isn’t simple. The hardest part of starting something is the starting part. You can help yourself by not giving into delusion and promising big things tomorrow. It starts with small shit now.
People are asking when the book will be available in paperback. I don’t know. I’m currently working with my editor to correct some problems with the Kindle e-book and hope to get the new and improved version out on that platform at the start of 2015. Then I’ll have a look at paperbacks and other publishing options.