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


  1. I tend to read your blogs really fast, like how you talk in your videos. It sounds like you have accomplished an awful lot! Or it could be that I just have very low standards. Usually if I'm able to eat three times a day and watch every youtube video in my subscription box, I can go to bed satisfied. Anyway, I welcome you back to Indiana with it's daily heat index of 100 F. xD

  2. Hmm. I started writing out a list of 5 things I wanted to accomplish each day. And I wrote out the lists the day before I was supposed to accomplish them. I tried to make sure that I didn't have more than one BIG thing to accomplish for that day. And I was able to keep it up for awhile. But then I started to get tired. ha. I've been catching up on sleep this week like you wouldn't believe. Goals are good things to have, but I don't think they should be rigid. I think they should be flexible. We're young. Taking smaller steps to accomplish the big things we want in life is okay. If it weren't we never would have learned how to stand or walk in the first place...

  3. Btw, I'm your occasional comment maker known as XiaoyuHibbard on Youtube. I was the one that sent you the video of your face on TV. He he. How have you been?