That’s What You’re Supposed To Do
In his 1996 HBO comedy special Bring the Pain, Chris Rock does a comedy bit about people wanting credit for things they are supposed to do. In the bit he jokes about people bragging about not going to jail and follows it with, “You’re not supposed to go to jail,” followed by a few choice words. The bit is definitely Rated R due to language so I’m not going to link to it here, but it’s pretty easy to find on Youtube if you want to see it.
After a month (or two) of letting things slip, I decided to climb back on the healthy horse this week. I chose this week because last week I was just coming home from vacation, and the week before that I was out of town. Oh, and the week before that, it was cold. It turns out excuses are pretty easy to find if you go looking for them.
For the past two days I’ve eaten sensibly and gone for walks. I’ve been wanting to brag about it and then it hit me: Rob, that’s what you’re supposed to do!
We’re not supposed to eat dessert every single day, or double (or triple) our calorie intake because we’re on vacation. We’re not supposed to stop exercising the entire winter.
So after receiving a couple of prods from friends, I’m getting back on track. Not for them, or the blog, or the book… but because it’s what I’m supposed to do.