At the end of July, I had a bit of a crisis of self, brought on by a confluence of stressors, and I resolved to do something about it.
I quit Diet Coke, I started walking and biking again, and I’m back on calorie tracking as well.
I’m not perfect on those last two, but I have stayed Diet Coke free, to the confusion of some of my bartenders.
I’m essentially back to square one from 2011. That means a long 18 months to get back to where I was in November of 2012 when I reached that first round of goals.
It may take longer, it may not, but knowing what I have to do to get there helps, even if I don’t want to do it every day.
I need to be careful with my body not to push my limits too hard too soon. There’s the sense memory of when I was a fit athlete doing doubles six days a week, and that’s hard to resist. Jumping back too fast last summer caused my spinal injury and all that came thereafter and I’m still feeling that in places.
But I am committed to doing what I can, when I can.
Here’s to a better September.