Quitting is So Much Harder

Fernanda and I worked out yesterday for the first time since Thanksgiving. 15 minutes into squats, my damn leg’s knotting up. When it comes to things you know you have to do, quitting is always harder than keeping at it. We’re at square one essentially, and that’s okay. I’m committing to working out five times a week and I’ll keep myself accountable by uploading an Insta story every time I work out. (Btw we go to a killer fitcamp in Hialeah, highly recommend it.) Feel free to nag me like, “Yo, where’s your workout?” Fitness is something you can’t ignore. You …

Go Do It

There’s something you know you have to do. Please, today, go do it. It only gets worse the more you avoid it. It could be anything: going back to the gym (me), eating healthy (me), making a serious crack at rewriting your novel (me). When I avoid things, I get paralyzed with stress, and it really only stops when I just do it. Do it today. You’ll feel better going to sleep knowing you made progress on things that matter to you.

Holiday Overeating

Fernanda and I were on top of our health, working out, eating healthy, consistent. Then Thanksgiving came. Then it was Leftover Day. Then…it was Saturday. You see where I’m going with this. We fell off the bandwagon because we kept rationalizing our eating. It’s hard because there’s so much good food and celebrations during the Holiday Season, but we can’t just ditch our health for an entire month. Today, we’re going to workout for the first time in a long time. We made great progress in the few months before Thanksgiving. Don’t play yourself. The voice in your head that says …

Help Those Around You

People rack their brains over how they can make a difference in the world. Start with those around you. Give people your love and support. Give people value with your knowledge and skills, not with arrogance, but with the intention of making their lives better. Uplift those around you. It can be a small compliment. It can be covering lunch when a friend is broke. It can be helping someone through hard times. It can just be listening to them. Today, Fernanda was having a down day and wanted to skip our 7pm workout. When people feel negative, they aren’t …

Make Today Great Again

I didn’t run today. I said I would but when the alarm came around at 5:50am, Fernanda and I did not stir. I just grabbed the phone and moved that sucker up to 7am. And yesterday I ate a bunch of Halloween candy, and the Turkey Trot 5K (on Thanksgiving Day) is coming up in a few weeks. Fernanda and I wanted to run every day of November to be ready. But we didn’t run today. When I did wake up, all the other things I promised I’d do today seemed in doubt too. Novel? Maybe. Homework? Probably not. Eating …