Sunday, March 11, 2012
Day 71: Vowed to Get in Shape for My Wife and Daughter
One of the reasons that I chose to do 366 Random Acts of Kindness was because I didn't want to do a traditional New Year's resolution like eat better or get in shape. I have made those resolutions before and quit them. It was a combination of laziness and a lack of accountability if I were to give them up. When I made my resolution to do the 366 Random Acts for my daughter, I knew that by doing so, I had to be committed to accomplishing each act. There was no way that I was going to "let down" my daughter so early in her life and set a terrible example.
The recent passing of my father-in-law really shook me. I saw how saddened my wife and mother-in-law were with his passing, and I really got upset thinking about if I suddenly were taken from Lindsey and Isla. I know that cancer is something that can affect even the healthiest of people, but I also know the lifestyle I am living isn't super healthy and in line with staying cancer free. I eat way too many processed, fatty and fast foods, I seem to always be going up for seconds, and I rarely (if ever) work out. Overall, I have just become a lazy blob. I feel horrible because I have been blaming a lack of exercise on my daughter coming into our lives. That all stops now. Today and moving forward, my random act of kindness is to get healthy for my wife and daughter. Since it is one of my random acts, it isn't something that I am allowed to fail at. Today, I am going to book a physical with a doctor on ZocDoc (shameless plug). In the next 90 days, I pledge to lose 22 pounds through eating right and exercising. I will then maintain that healthy lifestyle for them because there are a lot of things that we need to do as a family, and I refuse to miss them.