So, here it is, Week 4. Holla at yo boy for keeping up on a weekly blog; other than that, I am not tracking well. But I have a little secret I am going to share a little later in this blog. Let’s say it was an awakening moment, ok? OK. So, first, lets get to the numbers.
Weight: Hovering around 348 still
Letters / Thank you’s written to date: 4
Gym Visits (PTD – Project To Date): 5.75 (stalled)
Items Crossed off of 40 while 40 list: 2
Days without Smartphone: 28 (more on that)
Alright, I am going to break out the numbers. I have not been to the gym in a couple of weeks faithfully. Excuses, excuses, excuses (my asthma, too tired, busy at work, my vagina hurts). OK, the asthma thing may be the only truly viable option. I mean, busy at work? I go to 24 HOUR FITNESS, they are always open. This is where the weight and gym to date visits fall off the radar. I am on week four, which is 8% done with the entire project, but still ahead of the Zulu hour of week 10. Week 1o is where the rubber hits the road so to say.
Leaving the physical behind, I had an amazing mental win. Suffice it to say, Amanda and I have been in a rut for a few
weeks months (I got her permission to talk about it); and it all centers on learned behavior. My behavior has been out of character for me for some time. I am going to get help for this. Admittedly, there has been A LOT on my mind (how am I going to continue to make finances work? Is Amanda going back to work? Do I want to stay at Credit One?) and instead of bringing my partner in on some of this, I was just sucking it up, and letting it continue to get to me, and it wore me down to the point where I had become defensive, and snappy at home. This is not the happy, healthy relationship either of us wanted – we spoke, and shared, and it is going to get better we both know.
The other side to this mental victory is that speaking with a few folks that have either worked with me or still do, I am inspired to change what I am becoming into becoming what I want. I WANT to get back on the rock, I WANT to triathlon, I WANT to ride my bike to work. Well, what is stopping me? Only my own assitude folks, I am the only one in control of what I can and what I cannot do. Me. Mike. So, what is Mike doing tomorrow evening with son #3? Riding a bike and lifting weights at the gym peeps.
Let’s Talk Smartphone, I have my EVO back, so I can officially kill the calendar there.
I want to share briefly an amazing place only 40 minutes from my house, called Techatticup Ghost Town in El Dorado Canyon Nevada (between Lake Mead and Lake Mojave). Pretty amazing place, an old desert mining town just pat Nelson, NV. lot’s of old buildings, weathered and beaten by the sun. And when i think old mining town, I think of old busses, bombers plowed into the ground and trucks. OK, for some reason there are a lot of old mechanical pieces, mining and what have you, on display – so if you are into Ghost Towns being visited by pickers, this is the place for you. Take a look at my gallery below, and when Amanda approves her “A” roll of film, I will link you over to it.
Finally, what is on tap this week:
1. Start the stop drinking soda of my 40 while 40
2. Write 3 thank you notes / letters
3. 4 visits (at least) to the gym
4. Finish my book
5. Give 110% at work to finish up a few projects before handing some stuff off.
6. Take the 5 week picture (no change, right?)
That is it for today amigo’s, I will talk to you mid-week. Love and peace.