Odi’s check-in, week two

|| Check-in ||

September has started on a low note as far as goals.
Last week, I outlined my objectives for this check in as:

  • Work out for at least 30 minutes at least 4 times a week
  • Incorporate a healthy breakfast into my diet
  • Eat 2,000 calories maximum in one day

While I met two of the three goals I set, I did not meet the most important one: Working out 4 times a week. Now, I can use any number of excuses – I was sick one week; I was really busy the next; and shouldn’t dancing count as exercise? However, excuses are only excuses. Every time I use one, I’m just fooling myself, and every time someone tries some diet food or attempts to use a quick-fix fat-burning something-or-other, they’re doing the same. This week, as a way to bring attention to the problem of quick fixes, I’ll be blogging about the problems of quick fixes. I’ll also focus more on my own mindset and attitude towards exercise, and hopefully, meet that basic goal this time.


  • Work out for at least 30 minutes at least 4 times a week.
  • Maintain my new dietary habits, even when it’s easy to pig out.