Thoughts on fitness, health, good nutrition ... and running.

Welcome to Bald Man Running, a blog launched by Frank Murphy on January 1, 2015.

In March, 2013 I was selected as a contestant for the sixth season of Fort Wayne's Smallest Winner. Through this amazing program, I learned about good nutrition, sound exercise and accountability. By October, I would lose over 88 pounds (almost 37% of my original weight)! One of the many things I acquired through FWSW was a love for running. You can retrace my weight loss journey and discover how I became a runner by reading those entries labeled "fwsw" ...

Note: Many of the blog entries on this website predate 1/1/2015. Prior to launching BMR, I had written articles for various projects, and I have imported many of them into this blog (labeled "retro").

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Good or bad

The behaviorist spoke at our team meeting last night and I thought I'd share a little of what she said with a little of my own spin mixed in for good measure.

Every one goes through life-altering events that change the way we eat, drink, work, play, sleep and think. Perhaps in celebrating a promotion we eat a too much, maybe we're depressed and don't sleep that well, etc. Often these events happen to us and it's all we can do to respond. For good or bad, these events take place ... and we need to be aware of their impact on our health. 3500 calories equals one pound, and that's true whether I'm happy, sad, bored or indifferent.

We've also been told FWSW isn't about a diet or losing weight, it's about embracing a new and healthy lifestyle. Our state of mind can hinder or improve our eating, working and sleeping patterns. A healthy lifestyle is a well-balanced one, and that balance include body, mind and spirit. Just as there's no shame in asking for help about physical fitness or nutrition, neither is there any shame in seeking help from a qualified counselor or pastor. For some, that might even be the best place to start.

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