As I’ve just written the other day I am starting a degree course which means I’m going to be sitting down and working academically for quite long periods of time. I am usually quite an active person, I play golf and tennis and my work used to involve me walking around a lot.
But now I have to write more, especially a reflective research paper and reflective essays, I’m concerned about my weight and fitness. I’ve always been a little bit overweight and I tend to eat badly and struggle if I am not in a good place. This then spirals because the more upset I get the more I eat and it gets worse and worse and worse.
So what I’m thinking is what I am writing a lot, while I am doing all this reflective essay work, I need to keep myself physically fit. So I’m trying to go outside and walk quite a lot, I’m also thinking about jogging and I am also thinking about getting back into weights.
I haven’t really done anything like that for quite some time but I know I need to.
It’s also a pride thing I’ve always felt I looked quite fit and good, and I do not want my wife to think that I am starting to let her down by letting myself down.
So I’m definitely going to take a look at that and I have spoken to my wife about may be helping me to eat more healthily by cutting out carbs and fat a bit more with our meals, as I’m in the house more as well I’ve asked her if she can get some more healthy snack options in when she does the shopping. I could go out and buy stuff myself but she is much better at that sort of thing than me and so I tend to leave that to her.
So I’m hoping that this can be a bit of a springboard for me so that I don’t get the end of my degree course and realised what I’m a big fat idiot. That would be horrible and I don’t want to be like that, I want to make sure that I help the on the outside as well is on the inside.