Today is the day. No more procrastination. I’ve been wanting to create a blog/journal surrounding my inability to set and focus on goals. Not only am I cursed by a tendency to procrastinate by I’m easily distracted and have a very difficult time focusing my attention on a specific project from inception to completion. The very fact that I’ve completed these few sentences is a small triumph and the further fact that I’m about to publish them with a single keystroke will constitute a victory.
So, please bear with me until I get the hang of this and try to accept that these entries may arrive in a rather piecemeal fashion. But, I am committed to making this happen.
One of the things I’m striving for here is better physical and emotional health, and I believe they go hand in hand. When you feel better physically you feel better about yourself emotionally. And when you feel better emotionally you’re better equipped and more likely to take care of yourself physically.
I have made a commitment to monitor my food consumption, in both portions and actual foods eaten, and I’m also developing an exercise/workout program which is realistic and attainable for a man approaching 60. But, I am not going to go into details about them here.
There’s little I find more unappealing than hearing grown men piss and moan about what they “can’t” eat on a specific diet, or apologizing, atoning, and seeking public absolution for some forbidden treat that they did consume in a moment of weakness. I also have no desire to go into detail in regards to my workout program and what I’m doing to strengthen my core. I’m nearly 60 years old, the only muscles that truly concern me are the ones that make me appear more attractive or may aid and abet me in getting laid on a fairly regular basis. While I admire and congratulate those that have six-pack abs, I have no desire or illusions of achieving such a physique. I’d like my shoulders to be wider than my waist and hips, my biceps larger than my wrists, and my legs thick and muscular enough so that when naked I don’t look like a sun-damaged and hairy martini glass. Any muscles that don’t support my basic endeavors I refer to as Algebra Muscles. I flunked Algebra twice in middle and high school. I was urged by counselors to take it a third time, they warned me that I couldn’t possibly expect to have a quality life or maintain a roof over my head without passing basic Algebra. I refused, and yet I have went on to enjoy a life of abundance and great joy. A ripped and lean body is admirable, but to think it’s mandatory in order to have a full life is a myth.
I can do this!
WE can do this!