Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Food for Thought

ORN: Cross trained yesterday. Got in about 60 minutes on the bicycle. I was supposed to run last night but training was canceled because of the heat index.

I went to a nutrition for athletes seminar last night. These always make me a little nervous because there are so many opinions and so few absolutes. I'm sure certified dieticians know a lot more than I do, but, I still think - for most of us - it comes down to how much we eat, not what we eat.

My own formula is pretty simple. Find a way of eating that you can sustain for the rest of your life. Find a level of activity that you can sustain for the rest of your life. And be done with it.

Beyond being healthy and fit everything else is ego. I've got round shoulders and relatively short legs [I'm LONG waisted] I'm never going to have the "ideal" body for anything except watching television. So be it.

If you can do what you want to do in the body that you have, you're all set. If you want to loose a few pounds, cut your serving portions. Simple.

Being fit and active should be fun. Let it be.

Waddle on, friends.


Bess said...


Mateo said...

Amen, John! A fitness routine (as well as life) should be fun!

I heard about your blogsite from a blogging friend - I'm pretty new to this blogging thing myself. I must admit that I'm a big fan of yours - your words are a constant inspiration to me. Much like yourself, I discovered running (and a healthy lifestyle) a bit later in life. After losing 110lbs, I'm running races, triathlons, and marathons; and I'm never going back. Life is too much fun here. Run on!

Pony said...

YAY!!! Thanks for putting a link to your blog in your latest email... this is gonna be SO much fun = )

meemoo said...

john, you are an inspiration...thank you so much! i started running when i was 50 and haven't looked back...will always be a penquin, but what the sure beats being a couch potato!
what's that you say at the end of every article? waddle on!!!

Jack said...

Amen to that! I lost over sixty pounds by just eating less of what I like and exercising. Now I just adjust eating volume and/or running mileage to keep it off. Waddle on!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

I see some more of the gang has found you. Good thoughts. I figure when it all stops being fun I will go back to being a couch potato.