Well, I decided to count up again and see where I am at in my consistency of walking (and now walking and/or jogging) five miles a day:
As you can see from the image, it has now been 2,845 days in a row that I have done 5 miles, come hell or high water. It has been great for me in many ways. On Monday, when I weighed myself, I was happy to see I was at 180 pounds. That has me still being in a normal BMI range for my height. I had a resting pulse rate of 60 when I woke up this morning. I was able to push my heart rate through jogging 3 of the 5 miles today to (when I finished jogging the three miles) to 150, and it was back to 65 or so when I checked it 5 minutes later.
So, for me, I think this aspect of what I am trying to do to be a more physically fit person is working. Back when I weighed close to 300 pounds (actually ~285) my resting pulse rate as an inactive person was usually about 85. I still have a helluva lot of things still to improve about myself to become the person I should be (quitting the damn pipe for instance, being less melancholy) and there are other avenues of my life that I am getting some success with such as being more careful and less emotional in communication with my wife when we have a disagreement, and in being a kinder person. But I still have a long way to go in many areas.
However, I wanted to post about this particular aspect of success I have been having to really reiterate to myself that I *can* change myself if I put my mind to it. I *can* become the person I wish to become. I *can* have successes.... if I stay focused, do the hard work, and try to the best of my ability. Sometimes I lose sight of things I am ok at because of the many things I need to become better at for my family and for my work. But, I do have to keep looking at how I am an "ok" person as well.