"I guess I have a lot of problems, so many that I don't have time to go into them all in detail. Suffice it to say I'm anal, obsessive, vain, quick to temper, overly introspective, lazy, judgmental, insecure, and self-righteous. Probably the most annoying thing about me is that I'm hugely opinionated. But I kind of make up for that by always being right."


Monday, July 03, 2006

Day 28: Report Card - Part One

Tomorrow it will have been four weeks since I started this project, and so far the results are mixed. For nutrition and diet, the thing I would have guessed would be hardest for me, I give myself an A. For me "cheating" now is having an extra piece of fruit or 8 ounces of yogurt. For exercise, the thing I would have guessed I'd take to the easiest, I give myself a C. I do take a brisk 2+ mile walk everyday, but I've yet to start my workout program. I have hired a trainer, though, who is supposed to call me after the Fourth. I'll be working with her three days a week for a month. Ultimately, my goal is to walk everyday, to work out every other day, and to play racketball on the days I don't work out.

For yoga and Tai Chi I give myself a D-. I've taken one yoga lesson and have already forgotten almost everything my instructor taught me. Why I haven't called and made another appointment is beyond me. I've also put off finding a Tai Chi instructor for reasons known only to Bad Rick, that fat, lazy, depressed guy who lives inside my head. I wish Reason and Will would get a backbone someday and kick this bastard's ass.

I also give myself a D- for meditation. I knew this would be a hard one for me, and it is. I went to that Buddhist retreat one night and meditated pretty well, but when I try it here at home, Bad Rick keeps cutting mind farts, cluttering my brain with millions of useless facts. He's pretty much got me convinced I'll never be able to acquire this particular skill. It really does seem that my brain's switch has only one position -- "On."