I keep restarting this over and over again. On the bright side, I start farther into the program each time. This time, I’ve started back on week four. The issue is usually that I run myself into shin splints… not fun. No matter how much I stretch I still get them. I must be missing something…
Regardless of the program, I’ll run my first 5k this Thanksgiving! I will definitely be earning my turkey feast this year :)
I’ve been focused on other things so I haven’t been very good about this goal lately. I’m going to put it in my calendar as a reminder, so I can make room for everything and still kick ass when the 5k comes around this fall. I’ve also started getting workout-of-the-day emails from Spartan Race. It will be a little difficult to convince my workout partner to get into those, but… hopefully I’ll work my way up to that as well :)
50 Shades of Grey, by E. L. James (way cheesy, but entertaining enough)
After pushing back another year I have finally made it to my four-year university. Luckily, thanks to scholarships and grants, the loans I had to take out are rather small. That said, my goal has been to graduate without any educational debt. But I think over the course of the next two years I can find $10,000… don’t you?
Bastion (round 2, unlock all the achievements!)
The Woman In Black
Ew. So far August is just dramatic and scary.
I learned how to fabricate glasses from start to finish.
Five days left.
Guess what I’ll be doing for the next five days? I’m not entirely sure, but I know it won’t involve meat.
Parks and Recreation
Magic Mike (not worth paying for, imo, but ok)
The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss
I have 10 days or less of this! I’m tempted to just go for a week straight and mark this off as done.
PS- Eggplant. That is all.
The New Recruits (social entrepreneurship is an interesting idea)
This Emotional Life (very interesting! It talks about the attachment process and how depression, unhappiness, and social disfunction can be born of emotional neglect. For instance, meeting physical needs but not emotional needs will likely result in some form of mental disturbance.)
Harvest Moon 64
Bastion (good game!)
I found an interesting article referencing a study that demonstrates that suppressing emotions can negatively affect an individual’s willpower.
It also references a separate study that shows small amounts of glucose intake can support self-control, and gives a few steps as suggestions to gaining better self-control.
Relevant to my procrastination? Perhaps, perhaps not. I enjoyed thinking about it, though.
This program is fantastic. Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to pass my PT test.
I have yet to finish the program completely, but when my schedule solidifies I will make time for it again. I have agreed to start over at square one with a friend, only outside. Any running is good for me!
I have a few applications on my phone that I’ve been meaning to use, but simply haven’t made time for yet. They’re separate tracking programs that provide a gradual increase with the ultimate goal being 50-250(you choose) consecutive squats, pushups, or situps. I think the author was ritterlabs on the Android market, if any of you are interested in checking them out.
I am thinking I will do one program each day. Today, squats. Tomorrow, situps. Next day, pushups. Repeat until awesome.
I usually walk away from the salon with a heat protectant, but the ones I’ve tried so far left my hair more sticky than silky…
...until today. I went to walmart and on a whim picked up a flat iron spray by Organix. My hair turned out smooth and soft, the best it has ever looked post-flat iron to date. Win.
It’s interesting to think that I’m already halfway done with this goal.
I most recently scored an 82.7%. 20 pushups, 56 situps, 29in(?) waist, and 15:21 mile and a half.
I hope to have 47 pushups, 56 situps, 29in waist, and a 14:00 mile and a half for my next test.
In my dream world, I will max every category. I have the situps and waist down already. Now it’s just time to conquer the pushups and the run.