Today was supposed to be an easy run day on my training routine, and sure enough it was a nice 2.5 miles not evening hitting zone three. Diet could have been better, especially with the indulgences in brownies after dinner, but overall not bad, with health bars and carrots as snacks and breakfast, sushi for lunch and a nice big lean filet with huge salad for dinner.
Perusing the various sites I ran across this video on the manufacturing process for hot dogs. It’s incredible how they start with such crap ingredients, add yet even more crap ingredients, cover it with more artificial crap ingredients and then package it up. This one factory literally produces millions of these things a day. It’s a sobering, and eye opening video. If you don’t want to test the expression “seeing how sausage is made” then I suggest you look away.
I had originally intended to wait to open this blog up to the world. I wanted to have more of a foundation in my plan, however I’m too excited to wait at this point. Besides, I can use the practice in regularly updating things.
Several months ago an idea of self experimentation to determine the best diet for me crystalized in my mind. Using the tools and techniques I have been employing daily I was going to figure out if there was a truly superior way to eat for my body. This entails lots of journaling and daily tracking. It occurred to me that opening that experiment up to the public in general could be useful in two ways. First, it could help people who are looking for help in figuring this problem out as well. Second, if even a few close friends are tracking, much less more people than that, then I’d have built in accountability to help me power through the times when it gets tough.
So here it is, hopefully not too prematurely, the beginning of my experiment in exploring diet and fitness concepts to determine the best choices for my body to stay as healthy and vibrant as possible for as many years as possible.