My two semesters of seminary classes just finished. The primary thing that I learned from this is how the Buddha got his belly. He spent too much time in religious studies and scripture reading and completely neglected exercise. Than we have the fact that eating is a critical part of religion. Thus, my weight went up to a record 238 pounds.
Now that the classes are done, I am switching to a Greek stoic/military method for bringing things back to a more sensible value. This is fully appropriate, since my next task starting in the fall is to study Koine (Biblical) Greek. For the summer semester, however, I will devote my energies to physical discipline and prepping Greek vocabulary.
This last week's exercise was a 2.5 mile swim each morning before work, for a total of 12.5 miles of swimming so far this week. The other side of the stoic formula is restricting to one meal a day. Thus, in ten days my weight is down to 225 pounds. Hopefully I can keep it up. Tomorrow will be a 2 hour swim, which should be about 3.5 miles. The difficulty with this method is that it leaves me constantly fatigued and hungry. Hopefully I can keep the discipline up for another month.