In Between Shapes

I can’t wait to move.  Right now, I’m stuck in an apartment with extremely thin walls, sandwiched in between two neighbors who don’t use English as their first language.  It’s like being channel 18, where channel 19 is a Korean channel and channel 17 is a Mexican station that only shows movies I wish I could watch not in Spanish.  Either way, I wonder what the hell I’m doing in the teen-channels.

Today I ripped my shirt when I was taking off my sweatshirt.  And I want to say it doesn’t have anything to do with the weight that I’ve gained…but I have a strong feeling it has something to do with the weight that I’ve gained.  I’m not saying I blew up, but I’m now closer to 200 than 190.  I just put on a little winter weight.  But since it has been sunny and 70 for the past week, I guess it’s more like lazy weight.

I played basketball on Sunday and had to sub myself out because I was tired from running hard up and down the court for 3 minutes.  Not only that, but I had to sit for about 5 minutes because I was so tired.  A couple years ago, I was getting 5 hours of sleep after a night of drinking and then playing 3 games.  My body is feeling the effects of the aging process even though my mind isn’t.

I’ve decided the transformation begins tomorrow.  I’m going to start working out and eating better and not drinking on weekdays.  Good Lord, that sentence sounds terrible.  Weight and body shape is something that I can easily control.  All I have to do is not act like a slob and my jeans fit a little better.

The difference between what you like and what you need is often determined by how hard it is to get and how you feel after you’ve had it.

For the past two days, I’ve been eating whatever I wanted, drinking, and being lazy.  It’s something I like to do, but I need to treat my body better.  There’s something in my mind that wants to be super crappy before I work my way back to decent.  There’s something rewarding when you feel like crap after a good workout, going to bed tired because you pushed your body a little, and waking up feeling refreshed knowing you’re doing the right thing.

The difference between a good man and a great man is the time and effort they put in to being better.  And just like any habit, it starts with a basic foundation or a choice.

Here’s to good choices in February.

Thanks for reading

– Channel 18 Again


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