2008 Mid-Year Resolutions Update

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This post is 2 weeks late, and given how infrequently I’ve been posting lately, it should be pretty clear that I’m constantly busy. That said, I’m going to try keep these updates pretty short, since I have other things I also need to do (and should probably be doing instead of this).

For reference, here’s what I said at the beginning of the year.

Eat right – I haven’t started counting calories, and it seems like every time I think about it, I manage to find some excuse that allows me not to start. The latest excuse is that Morah and I are trying to eat less meat, with the eventual goal of not buying meat at home (if we’re at someone’s house, or out at dinner, or having a holiday meal, then we’ll gladly make exceptions). I had been trying to figure out how to become a vegetarian, when it suddenly dawned on me that the best way to stop eating meat was to simply stop buying it in the first place. There’s some poultry in our freezer, and once it’s gone, we won’t be buying more meat anytime soon. Our hope is that eating more (and fresher) fruit and vegetables will help us in our health-related goals.

Work out more frequently – This one has been hit-or-miss. Lately, I’ve been working out 5 or 6 days a week, doing both weight lifting and cardio. I just wish I had more than 45 minutes to exercise. As I said at the beginning of the year, I’m determined to lose weight. I’m confident that I can continue to do this.

Floss my teeth – Back in January, I said that a routine would help me learn to floss all the time. We had a routine for a little while – we even printed it out and posted it on the fridge. Unfortunately, the paper got stuffed in a drawer a while back and was never taken out again. I’ll have to find it and get back in the habit.

Do my traction – Pretty much the same thing happened here as with the flossing. Although I will say that the chair I have at work, while not terribly comfortable, helps my posture. My chiropractor even mentioned that I was looking much better. Still, I should probably do it.

Get caught up & stay caught upA month of not watching television worked out so well for us, that we’ve continued this practice. Now, when I hear people talk about the T.V. shows they love to watch, I smirk a little and am glad that I’m no longer a slave to the idiot box. I also added reading to my regular schedule (every day on the bus to and from work) and so far, I’ve made it through 3 books (I’ll be writing about one of them here very soon). I’m still way behind on a lot of things, but at least I’m taking advantage of my time as best I can.

Build my business – I have completed 2 sites since January and have a couple of promising leads. I set a goal for myself that I’m not sure I’ll reach, but my name is getting out there and people are starting to contact me instead of the other way around.

Work on my personal websites – I managed to completely screw this one up. Not only have I continued to neglect my existing sites, I have since added new ones (which I also neglect)! One of these days I’ll get it all straightened out. In the meantime, this site still gets the most attention.

Get outside – In January, with regard to living in the Northwest, I posited the question, “what more can we ask for?” Well, it turns out that the answer is time. In an attempt to catch up and stay caught up, as well as develop my business, getting away from the computer and out of the apartment has taken a backseat. Perhaps I should get an iPhone; then I’ll be able to read my Google Reader feeds while we go for a walk. On the up-side, I work downtown, which has a plethora of interesting places for me to walk to. Every once in a while, I’ll go down to Riverfront Park and take an afternoon constitutional.

Buy a house – Progress is slow, but we’re definitely ready. I’m sure I’ll post more details as they become available.

Do more urban exploration – I have thoroughly explored the building in which I work, and have my sights set on a couple of other downtown locations. I also know someone who might be able to get me into the steam tunnels at EWU, which would be awesome.

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  1. If you go into the steam tunnels, let me know. They would be cool to see.

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