Sunday, April 25, 2010

Exercise Guild Resurrected

So, I've recently been having more success with my exercise goals and I want to be sure to keep up this new habit. I thought I would bring back the Exercise Guild that I did last year for a while where we can track a couple of health-related goals. You can click on this link to go to a weekly chart for recording your progress on any goals you want to make. Anyone can edit the chart so you can just put a slash mark or X or whatever mark you want to indicate if you did your goal that day and then be sure to save the document. With nice weather I think it is a bit easier to get in the habit of healthy living and if we are consistent with it, maybe when cold weather comes it will be easier to not let those habits get lost. If you want to add a line to the chart go to the last space in the chart and hit "tab", it should create a new row.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

What are you putting off?

Is there something in life you have denied yourself? Do you have at least 5-10 reasons why you should not have that thing in life now? I have. And I decided today (I know, still have to put it into practice) that I should stop doing that. Not going camping, for instance. Really, what are your reasons for that? (um, easily five: I get winded so easily and just putting up a tent is a bit of work, expense, distance, outdoor plumbing, just getting ready takes time, especially for me, and cleaning up afterwards usually takes even more work) No more! I am going to go camping, even if only once, and I am damn well going to one of the places I've always wanted to go, but never let myself take the time to do that (the Uintas, the Henrys, LaSalles, Tushars, Boulder Mtn, Escalante Mtn, far southeastern Utah, San Rafael Swell - yes, Andy, a better place than we found on our last outing there, Capitol Reef, uh, well, near there but where it costs nada to camp). You get the picture. Actually, I'd probably be fine to just go up in the mountains right here, but I have to find where.

That's just one example. It is my new goal in life, and I think it is in keeping with my New Year's Resolution for the year (treat myself better).

So, is there anything you've always wanted out of life and denied it to yourself? (if you're a Wilson, possibly even a Lockhart, it is part genetic and part environmental and almost unavoidable, think pioneers living in Escalante or poor ranchers during the Depression or a stern someone with no teeth looking at you from a tintype photograph thinking at you "don't ever put yourself first" and you can see why).

As they say in Dead Poets' Society (and it comes from rather ancient dead poets before them) Carpe Diem. Seize the Day (also known as "gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old times are still a flyin. And that same rose that flowers today tomorrow will be a dyin.).