Monday update for the new week

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So today is Monday and I like most Americans was back to work.  I got up early to clean up some dishes and straighten up the apartment a little.  Doing this helps me feel motivated and productive.  I was able to break out some task and set my pace for the day. I think it’s really important to make small wins especially in the morning.

It always helps me when I’m feeling a little sluggish to get up and be active. Of course when I say active I mean just get up and get a couple things accomplished.  It doesn’t help that accomplishment can be found in laundry and baking. You know, when you do something for 5 minutes and then sit waiting for 30 to 45 minutes for something to finish.

That makes going to the gym a challenge.  Growing up on a farm you learn that running is to get away from a charging animal. It’s puzzling to sometimes to see people push themselves so hard at the gym or to see people running Marathons. A marathon is 26.3 miles. I mean really? Running 26.3 miles is about the equivalent of the drive we had to make to get to town when I was growing up as a kid.

Another good thing that came out of this morning is organizing.  I had a pile of mail on the table that I hadn’t completely gone through. So I went through the pile and threw away half of it. All the mail seems to be to just pile up.  I mean why is there so MUCH junk mail? People must respond to it and so the companies find value in it. I wish they would stop.  You think there’s a service to a list to get on to get that to stop?

Hey ask the all might internet and ye shall receive.  So there’s a site dedicated to reducing junk mail. I took a quick look and credit card offers is one of the things they call out. I know I get plenty of that kind of stuff.  Again there must be a big payoff in order to justify send out all those offers.

Check it out:

So part of my new years goals was to eat healthier.  So for dinner I had some frozen burritos, fresh salsa and black beans. I made sure to eat more of the black beans so that I wouldn’t be tempted to eat more of the burritos. That kind of the direction I’ve gone. If I’m going to overeat something it’s going to be a vegetable. I need to drink more water too. I don’t really thirst so it makes it difficult.  I can sit all evening and not drink one drop of liquid.  Not ONE DROP I tell you.

I also went to the gym.  That’s important! I think in terms of weight lifting we did biceps and triceps today.  I’m bad about that.  I don’t really pay attention. Then we did 30 minutes of cardio. I’m not setting the world on fire but I made it to the gym and did exercise.

So that’s post is all over the place but I wrote over 500 words!  Again it’s all about habits and repeating those actions over and over again. Creating a new habit can be hard. Wash, Rinse, Repeat. So take the small win.

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