Two months ago I set myself up for the most predictable failure I have ever had. I vowed to go a lengthy 66 days being "the perfect me." This included an immaculate diet, frequent exercise, productive lifestyle changes, regular blogging, and so on. I figured if I pushed myself hard enough, the habits would stick and I would come out a better version of myself. But I didn't factor in one element: I am human. And we as a human race have a limited amount of energy and motivation. You can't just say, "I'm never going to eat poorly or drink again, but I'll still hang out with all my friends and continue my overall lifestyle." It just doesn't work that way. Some people might be able to do that, but most can't.Read More
As you may have well noticed, the Health Binge series died a quick and painful death. It fell so hard that this draft of a post got lost in the nether until now. In it, you'll see my last few days of being pristine until all hell broke loose. In my next post, coming tomorrow, I'll share what I learned and how I've climbed back on the horse.Read More
With every passing year, it becomes easier to not know how to do anything. You could live your whole life not learning basic life skills thanks to the economy of convenience our society has been perfecting since the dawn of time. That's not to say that having specialization is a bad thing; far from it, but it gives us the unique opportunity/excuse to rely on others to no end.Read More
Something needs to change.
The month of May this year was a brutal one for my body, habits, and mind. With a lot of my friends having early May birthdays, myself included, we ended up celebrating together. A lot. A trip to Vegas. A Mariners game. Too many music shows to count. It was a multi-week party so fun that I forgot how to lead a normal life. I forgot how to get motivated. All I wanted was to be entertained.Read More