Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Absence: Couch to Croft Part 3

Well, my trying to blog regularly about my progress isn't going so well.  But, I'm determined to be better about it and just about everything else.

One of the reasons for my absence until now is kind of a cop-out but I'm using it anyway: school.  One of my goals now that I've started my graduate program is to graduate with a 4.0.  So far, I've managed to succeed (in part because it's only been one semester).  So, blogging became something that I would forget about until I was falling asleep.  I will do better, if only to do some writing that won't be graded.

Also, in April, I went home for an extended weekend to both visit the family and participate in the county fair.  And by participate, I mean I had a little job there.  It was nice to see the family but holy cow the job was tough.  I'll admit, it was definitely nice to have some extra money...which went straight to bills and other such grown-up things.

Now, school is back in session and I'm kind of freaking out.  It's a condensed semester (Spring, I think--it's all blurring together) so all of the work needs to be completed quickly.  I'll admit it.  I'm struggling a bit.  I'm waiting for my textbooks to arrive, so it's a bit difficult to do the reading without them.  I'm also realizing just how much I really don't know about this program.  All the technical terms are throwing me just a bit.  I guess I'm also a bit impatient to begin my concentration (basically, my major) so that's a bit of a drag.

Anyway.  I've made my excuses and now it's time to be better about it.  So, I've been slacking a bit in my workouts.  But!  There's hope!  There's a really fun YouTuber who goes by the handle Blogilates.  She uploads really fun workouts.  One of my favorites is the cardio workout she uploaded is the "Gangnam Style" video.  It's so much fun!  I've been trying to do a few of her videos each morning.  I'll do better.  I have to.

I've also decided it's time to give up a few vices of mine.  And, since I'm posting it, I'm accountable to not only myself but everyone who follows this blog (including my mom.  Hi Mom!).  Here's my list:

  1. No more soda of any kind.  It's going to be tough.  I'm addicted to caffeine and Mountain Dew, Coke, and Dr. Pepper are among my favorites.  I may not be able to do it totally cold turkey, but I will wean myself off them if that's what it takes.
  2. No more fast food.  Not only is it healthier, but it'll also save me money.
  3. Cut down on the excuses.  Basically, I need to stop justifying not being healthier.  Time to stop being lazy and take control.  I'm tired of being passive in my own damn life.
  4. Procrastination needs to come to an end, especially in light of school.  I at least need to tone it down or I'm totally screwed.
I think that's a good enough list for now.  I'll try and do another blog post at least once every two weeks; once a week if I can manage.  Also going to try and be better about adding photos.

Until next time, here's a link to the Blogilates video I mentioned.  Enjoy!