I have been making the mistake of staying up late every night this week, and getting progressively more tired every morning. This particular morning, it almost bit me in the ass. I must have hit snooze five or six times. By the time I reluctantly crawled out of bed, I was running way late. Luckily for me I don’t “have to” eat breakfast, so I was able to get dressed, walk and feed the dogs, and race NASCAR style to work. I made it by the skin of my teeth.
Work went much better today. I got off almost on time, which allowed me to get a good workout in. I have to say, I feel absolutely great. These regular resistance workouts are making a difference. I’m up to fifteen push-ups now. Sure, that’s not a lot for most people, but most people aren’t two hundred and fifty pounds.
Today I did a circuit of push-ups, crunches, dips, kettlebell squats, and dumbbell curls. I did the circut twice, with virtually no rest. It got my heart rate up and gave my muscles a good go. This only took about fifteen minutes. Tomorrow is my weekly weigh in day, and I’ll be interested to see if the excercise has moved the needle a little more that usual.
Ah, and tomorrow Denice and I are voting. I, personally, am casting my lot for Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party. I know she isn’t going to win, but the goal at this point is to get her the 5% of the vote that she needs to qualify the Green Party for federal matching funds. This will mean millions of dollars for the 2020 campaign. I love what the Green Party stands for, and want to do all I can to help make it a viable option for the future.
For now though, it is Friday night, and Denice and I are chilling on the couch. Tomorrow the weekend begins. I feel the elation welling up inside already.
Today was a long day at work. Very long. Too long. It’s days like today that make me want to move to Sweden (they are moving to a six-hour work day). It wasn’t that it was a hard day, just long, and relatively unproductive. I don’t mind hard work. I actually enjoy it, when it’s meaningful. What isn’t meaningful in my book is unproductive busy work. My life is too short for such nonsense. The idea of it is an offense to me.
Enough bellyaching. My life is good, and I appreciate that. There are a great many people in this world who have a far more unpleasant existence. However, that fact does not mean that I don’t want to make life better; mine and eventually everyone elses.
I think the root of the problem is our culture of competition. We have to work extra hard for longer hours because if we don’t we won’t be… competitive. Competition causes us to do a lot of self-defeating things. Instead of looking for the win/win, we must stay ahead. We may come up with useful ideas but we can’t share them because we must maintain an advantage. Who knows what innovations have never been realized because we can’t allow others to mix their ideas with ours to create something wonderful.
We are all humans, and we have the same needs. Meeting those needs doesn’t have to be a struggle. It’s just a matter of cooperating with each other to solve problems and working together to get things done. Competition is ok for games, but when it comes to life we really need to cooperate.
Hi friends. I actually started a post on the various podcasts that I listen to, but it is turning out to be a bigger task than I had anticipated. I saved the draft, and will try to get that one finished up tomorrow. Something to look forward to, I guess.
For now let me get in a quick Day In The Life…
Today was pretty average. Work was work. I had a lot of energy today. I find myself choosing to do things in a physical way if possible. I will walk instead of using the powered equipment, run up the stairs, and be more active in general. I’m not trying to, I just feel good, so I do.
Intermittent fasting was very easy today. It has basically become my default way of being. It seems strange to me now to eat during the day. I have no desire for it anymore. And did I mention that it’s super convienent? Well, it is. I woke up late this morning, but didn’t have to rush because I didn’t “need” to eat breakfast.
Tonight, Denice and I ate spaghetti with meatballs and garlic toast. I also had a Dr. Pepper and a Nutter Butter ice cream cone. It was a very filling and enjoyable meal.
Denice is at choir rehearsal right now, and I am chilling on the couch with the dogs. In a few minutes I will do my Wim Hof breathing, and get a shower. I have been really consistent this week with the breathing exercises. I think they have a synergistic effect with the cold-showers and intermittent fasting.
Ok, that’s all for now. Till tomorrow.