Looking after your body, epilogue
Last week I had a bit to say about how to look after your body. In case you missed it:
Part One: Intro
Part Two: Exercise
Part Three: Food
Part Four: Why this is important
Since then, I had a really bad weekend in terms of living up to what I'm saying.
I mean really, really bad,
Pizza... fried, battered fish... ice cream. That kind of bad.
Of course, there are mitigating factors. The pizza was Marie's idea (sounds familiar: "The apple was Eve's idea!"), and the fried, battered fish was part of a spread for a family get-together. So I take extra extra seriously my last words from last week:
Does this mean that only trim, slim saints who walk every day qualify for the top jobs. Heavens no.("Heavens no"? What was I thinking?)
But then I said this, and I still agree with it, even though it incriminates me:
But having a healthy, balanced personal life sure gives you an advantage in getting the job done, and helping everyone involved reach their potential.
With that in mind, an excellent book arrived last week, The No Diet Diet: Do Something Different. Better than Atkins, say the reviews. Didn't think much of Atkins in the first place, but let's have a look at this then...
A quick glance shows this to be very different from other books I have on the subject. Food is seldom mentioned here; instead, this is all about habits.
Chapter one begins with a Spanish proverb: "Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables." Then it says: "Turning off the TV, making someone laugh and singing in the bath can all help you lose weight!"
I think I'm going to enjoy this book. And I think I'll learn things that will apply to other areas of life as well. This sounds like it will be an eminently suitable Leadership Issues book. I'll keep you posted!
Tags: Diet, Health, Obesity, Pizza, Icecream.