This is a very different entry than my usual, but as things are changing constantly and nothing is guaranteed but the present, I have made a few goals for myself for the year and I'd like to write about them here as a way to keep myself accountable, and to encourage you to join me if you should so choose.
A few years ago, I weighed about 230 pounds (I'm 5'6) and was a miserable liberal. I shared this image on Gab earlier, if you missed it:
I lost the weight over the course of about a year and got down to 135 pounds. Admittedly, Covid-19 has brought out the lazy in me a bit and I've gained about 20 pounds back. No biggie, I can lose it again, and I plan to. :)
Another thing, is over the course of this past year I have accumulated a LOT of random stuff and my house is a bit cluttered and messy. It's not gross, but when I lost weight I had adopted a bit of a quasi-minimalist style (I mean, I still have plenty of stuff, but I got rid of excess and had one-in-one-out rules for buying new things before I threw it out the window for the short-term gratification that comes with Amazon Prime purchases.)
Well yesterday, I cancelled Amazon Prime as a small form of protest against their insane measures taken against Parler, and I highly encourage you to do the same.
I have a few new goals for this year:
I want to slowly declutter and reorganize my house, doing a little bit a day.
I want to get back down to the weight I was at the beginning of 2020.
I want to get fit.
Here's what I did to take steps toward accomplishing this today:
I cleaned out under my kitchen sink, emptied my dishwasher, and washed a few dishes I had in the sink and put them away.
I put cleaner down my kitchen sink drain, then cleaned the stainless steel with some Barkeeper's Friend.
I cancelled my DoorDash subscription and have set a goal of only eating out on special occasions (as in when I am invited for birthdays or with friends/family, etc.) and cooking at home. I've been a lot better about that lately than I was in the middle of the year last year, but I need to commit fully. Losing weight for me was easiest when I was managing my caloric intake, and restaurant food tastes so good because they use a ton of salt and butter- cutting that out of your life is a huge step in losing the weight.
I want to be able to do 365 consecutive full push-ups and 365 consecutive sit-ups by the end of the year. Today I did 4 female style push-ups and 4 sit-ups.
Tomorrow's Goals Are:
Clean off my kitchen countertops completely and put away all the random things that accumulate on the upper counter and clean off my kitchen table.
Cook all my meals at home.
6 female-style push-ups and 6 sit-ups.
If you are interested in joining me on my quest, please do, and let me know how it goes for you! If this does not interest you, let me know and I can see if I can find a way to disable email notifications for these specific types of posts.
The goal of this is to become a better, healthier, and more fulfilled person, and if you are someone who struggles with procrastination and putting off taking care of yourself... I think you'll understand where I'm coming from here. I hope that you'll join me, or share your own tips and suggestions for how to be healthy and happy in today's crazy world.
I will also be making an announcement about a new show I am going to be doing twice a week for two hours each day, as well as a list of upcoming projects that I am working on!
Stay tuned! Good things are happening all around us, and I want to be in the best shape I can be in to fight for myself and for you and to navigate into the future with a healthy mind and body, and with a mind full of knowledge.
Thanks for your time,