Friday, August 6, 2010

Not gonna lie, I'm not so sure about this commitment...

Yeah, so you may have noticed that over a week ago I recommitted to my routine. You also may have noticed that the blogs stopped happening and you lost all count of whether I was achieving my goals. That's because, in short, I wasn't achieving any of them.

I had this strange problem where I realized I couldn't meet my own ideals because they were... well... too idealistic. I thought I'd be able to bounce back with a few good nights of sleep after nearly two straight weeks of a complete lack of schedule. Crazy enough, it turns out I'm human. I know, right? Here I was thinking I was turning into an efficient machine, and lo and behold, I'm still a person.

I am, however, starting to feel like I'm ready to do my schedule again. The unfortunate thing is that I only have one more week of real summer--then I'm off to Tennessee to hang out with Joey (my best friend of 5 years) for his 21st birthday, which will be, of course, a week-long celebration. After that week, I'm heading back to Bloomington to get ready for school. It's scary, scary stuff.

As such, there are things I need to crack down on: 1. I want to finish the book I'm reading (and have been reading FOREVER because I never seem to be able to focus on books) and at least one more book, hopefully two; 2. I need, need, need to be practicing clarinet as much as possible. Really, everything else has to be secondary to those; however, I should still have time to do German and exercise.

Speaking of exercise, I am but TWO WEEKS away from ending the 100 push-up challenge, and it feels so strange. Suddenly, I'm able to crank out fivce sets of push-ups, each set with more than 20 reps. I started with only 17 push-ups. This just goes to show that anyone, and I mean anyone, can succeed at this challenge if they really want to.

One thing I've also noticed about exercise is that it's just too lofty a goal right now to wake up early to do aerobic exercise, and it's also difficult (but really pleasing when I do!) to take a night run. I'll see about changing this; fortunately, I'll be able to run most hours of the morning in Bloomington!

That's all I really have for today. I'm not sure I can do the daily thing at this point, but I'll definitely try to do it as often as possible!

Sleep: uh....
German: X
Clarinet: X
Reading: not yet... it's in the works.
Exercise: OOUF
Blogging: X