Well Les is out on the road again – and by the way, he won’t see home until September (this is the life of a trucker – and for this, I also say Susan is a saint). He’s been to the market, stocked up his truck, and has even visited a Farmer’s Market out on the road! Everyday he is sharing images of green salads, fresh fruits and vegetables, walnuts, almonds, avocado, Amazing Grass meal replacements. He’s purchased himself a slow cooker for the truck, and he is preparing some beans (protein) and vegetables for something warm. He’s drinking his water. He’s enjoying his new foods – in fact, he keeps reminding me that when he started, he was preparing himself to just deal with food that wasn’t tasty. But as it turns out, he is enjoying everything. (Maybe there really is something to that REAL food nature provides instead of the man-made, manufactured stuff, ay?)
He’s also getting out there and walking everyday. We’ve talked about this quite a few times. It’s not so much that he has to do specific types of exercise at this point. It is most important that he get out there everyday and MOVE! And he is finding creative ways to do just that! He’s downloaded an app called MapMyWalk to his phone, and every morning he is getting up and walking 2-3 miles wherever he happens to be. He’s even finding opportunities to add walking in the afternoon. What’s happening here is he is shifting his focus toward a healthy lifestyle, and creating new habits. It only takes 21 days of practice to create a new habit – and Les is starting to get there.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle