Ok, joined the gym last month, and have gone 2-3 times a week ever since. I still feel there’s a long way to go to look good naked, but at least I have a regimen. The next step is to eat healthy…no easy task.
AmateurX's Life List
1. pray more
2. be more confident
3. get a new job
4. Get another tattoo
5. spend more time with my kids
6. Read more books
7. get a masters degree
8. exercise more
9. Learn Linux
10. call my sister once a month
11. Learn Spanish
12. Read the Bible daily
13. Get passports for my kids
14. Visit all 50 states
15. find a new dentist
16. learn Chinese
17. backpack through Europe
18. Create family mission statement
How I did it: Before I start, I must note that this does not include the mortgage.I had roughly $6k in debt when I started. It was November & I felt like I was drowning. I read an article in Get Rich Slowly about using 0% interest credit cards to give you some breathing room while you use the debt-snowball to pay off the debt.I received my credit card in the mail, transfered all other credit card balances to it, and threw it i… Read how I did it…
How I did it: Actually, I had to start listening to the TWiP podcast. I had to consciously make a decision to take my camera outside of the house and take pictures of the theme I had in mind. From there, I had to take my camera out to events, no matter how trivial (eg. my daughter's cheerleading practice). Generally speaking though, I had to spend an hour, or so, a day going through the Flickr Explore! pages. It's … Read how I did it…
it took me a while, but I finally realized I needed to actually join a gym to get my ass on the proverbial treadmill. I joined last week, and I am feeling the weekly commitment. It really feels great to feel the burn. I’m very excited and hopeful!
I do have to laugh though, because every time somebody asks my goals, the line from American Beauty runs through my head: “I want to look good naked!”
This morning as I lay awake in bed, not wanting to get up for work, I had an epiphany.
I’ve been trying to come up with a tattoo idea for my left forearm, for the better part of 3 years. I knew how I wanted the tattoo to make me feel when I looked at it, but that was all I could come up with. I knew that it had to be a certain size in order to fit my forearm. That there is the problem.
So I lie awake in bed, brain is contemplating the crazy dream I had, when this image popped into my head! (I’m going to attempt to explain what the image was in text, so please bear with me.) Picture Jesus’ face. Now picture his face made up of puzzle pieces. Now picture some of those puzzle pieces missing. I believe that this image represents how we know Jesus. We have some idea what he looks like (metaphorically of course), but we’re missing some important details.
I would love to get this tattoo, but there’s no way it’ll fit on my forearm. I’m stuck; I don’t know what to do. :(