I have heard some about fat pastors in the blog and news world lately, and indeed the Bible belt bulges and shirt buttons become projectiles. Amazing how many meetings with people at lunch fattens. Sit down and read a book a few times preparing lessons or services on a computer with a venti frap and you end up fat. If you like to cook, like I do, forget it.
Huge events in our lives can trigger bad habits. Moving a few months ago stalled a very good 17 months of fitness, with a leap off of the wagon of health. Finding new routines and adjusting to a new home, ministry and relationships puts self-care on the back burner. Not only have I neglected some good eating habits, I have not picked up a fun book, or created at the level I desire.
Pasta speaks to me! It also per gram moves to the waistline faster than a politician does to a lobbyist’s pocket book. This fact will not change, but if it does I will rejoice! Now, I am back counting calories and moderately exercising. My weight is at 212. My goal is to not simply drop to my 200 number and lower, but to re-invigorate the habits that will get me there–diet and moderate exercise and good sleep patterns.
How is your health and fitness goals working for you?