The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

............................................ ............................................ A blog devoted to the ramblings of a small town, middle aged college professor as he experiences life and all its strange variances.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


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.



Blogger S. J. Qualls said...

I envy your commitment and your results, as well!

Wednesday, 29 June, 2016  
Blogger peppylady (Dora) said...

I try to take a walk daily. I understand there about 2,000 steps in a mile. Depending on length of your steps.
I'm still trying to figure out this weight lost thing. I sure wasn't a heavy child.

Coffee is on

Wednesday, 29 June, 2016  
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