Sometimes I feel like Eddie Murphy in the Nutty Professor, after Sherman gets motivated and starts eating right and jogging up a ridiculous number of stairs. You know, when he gets to the top and does the Rocky dance thing. Yeah, that's how I've felt lately.
Before I started getting fit, though, I felt like this:
I thought it wouldn't matter how many miles I walked/jogged, how many crunches or jumping jacks or cardio workouts I did. I felt like I would always be fat. I have always been overweight, so maybe I was just one of those people who would stay overweight their whole life.
I have quickly learned that it does, indeed, matter how many miles I walk. Every day that I walk gets me more in shape than I was the day before. Every time I do a Chris Powell workout, that's 30 minutes of cardio and core strengthening I've accomplished. Getting healthier, day by day, matters.
It matters that I'm eating better. It matters that I'm drinking water instead of sweet tea all day long. It matters that I eat more fruit and vegetables than pasta and bread. It matters that by getting healthier, I can look forward to watching my kids grow up, instead of worrying that I won't make it to see them become adults.
So, with that in mind, I'm sharing this video of poor Sherman from The Nutty Professor, and how he started off feeling down about working out, but got better and better at it. Progress, guys. Progress.