I awoke this morning at 5:00 am, as usual, only today I woke with a headache and didn’t feel quite right. I have been super busy at work, and have seen several patients with colds and flu-like symptoms. I thought I may be coming down with something, but wasn’t sure if it was my head playing games with me or what. All I wanted to do was crawl back under the covers…. Eventually, since I had a little extra time this morning, I pushed myself outside and did a pretty good workout for 25 minutes, and the result was incredible. I felt so much better, had extra energy afterwards, and mentally was so pleased with myself that I charged into my workday with a great positive attitude. Looking back, I thought of how easily I could have gone back to bed for a while. I know I’m being a bit long-winded, but I want you to realize that I too, have moments where thinking about exercising is less than pleasant-I fight with that other person that lives inside my head. Once in-a-while he wins, but most of the time I do. This feeling is normal; when you have them, just acknowledge it and move on. If the other side wins the day, you always have a rematch tomorrow.

I’m currently reading an article about why diets don’t work and a new hypothesis on why. It’s very interesting and I’ll share it with you soon. Two tips for the New Year: eat grass-fed beef, and skip anything with high-fructose corn syrup in it.

Have a healthy new year.

Stay well, John R Blilie, M.S.