I’m ready for a new beginning. This happens every so often to me. The question is, will I act on it? I’m talking about taking my health seriously. I’m talking about regular exercise. And I’m talking about eating better.

Last night I had pizza for dinner. I had three big slices. In the past month, I’ve eaten pizza around seven or eight times. As a guy from Chicago, even that is a lot. For a period of time, I didn’t eat fast food much. Now, I find myself eating more of it. I think it’s the convenience part of it all. I drive past a fast food place, sometimes hungry. It’s very easy for me to pull over and get a quick bite.

It also doesn’t help that fast food is so cheap. McDonald’s has a great deal. It’s the “2 for $2.50”. Basically, I can get a McDouble cheeseburger and a McChicken sandwich for only $2.50. That’s incredibly cheap. I tell myself that I’m saving money. That’s true! But what is the true cost of my meal? Sure, I might save money. But while my wallet gets bigger, so does my waistline.

I’m not overweight, by any means. But I’m not as in shape as I was 10 years ago. And that’s a problem for me. It’s not a huge problem, no. But as I age, I am realizing more and more the importance of staying fit and healthy. I can’t really imagine myself eating fast food if I’m 70 years old. It might be better for someone in their 30s to eat like that. But if I am to create better habits, they need to start now. Sure, it’s going to be challenging. But I think I’m finally ready for it. I should just ban myself from fast food. Therefore, I won’t overdo it if I decide to stop by!