In fairness, that picture is not totally accurate. When I do reach the couch phase it’s only after having been charging hard at work all day. There must be something in the air ’cause ol’ Tater Fist is having the same problem.
I’m going to straight up admit it. I’ve been avoiding class. I’m not totally sure of my motivations, but I think I might just need a rest break.
I had high hopes of committing to regular exercise 4-5 times a week. At first I met that goal and actually lost 12 pounds. However, I’ve gained two back and am stuck at 195. My goal is getting back to my normal 180 – 185 range. What I am able to muster is exercise 2-3 times per week. It’s something but not quite enough.
- Being in administration literally means that half the time the job controls me. By the time I do leave work I’m finding myself too fried to muster energy for exercise.
- In the past I was always able to count Saturday and Sundays as exercise days. However, due to my outdoors adventures, day trips with Mrs. Patterson while the weather is nice, and trying to attend social events the weekends are mostly shot.
- Trying to sell the house is Corndogland is a drain. We are onto week four of “negotiations” with a potential buyer. It is now starting to smell like they are pulling out. The upside is that we’ve sunk several thousand dollars of repairs that should make the house more attractive. The downside is that if they do not buy the house we’ve spent a lot of time and energy on a failed endeavor.
- Did I mention our Realtor sucks an ass the size of Canada? This one warrants a separate post and some day that post will happen. For now know that our contract expires in December. If these idiots cannot sell the house by then Bob is flying back to Corndogland and plans to find a better Realtor.
Being in a regular class would help. However, we just can’t afford it. Once things settle I am going to try the Krav Maga class. If it’s too punishing my fallback plan is the local Aikido dojo. I was not happy with how that ended in Corndogland. I was not able to commit myself fully to it. Also, the instructor that I had the most access to at the dojo was the least popular.
Unrelated: In the weeks to come expect a post or two on Buddhism. I’ve had exposure to Buddhism via the martial arts — especially from a particular student at my old kung fu school. If I have to identify with a philosophy or religion this one is probably it. I’m feeling that philosophical itch and have ordered a few books on the topic.
This short introduction is a nice teaser to the topic:
Science is knowledge which can be made into a system, which depends upon seeing and testing facts and stating general natural laws. The core of Buddhism fit into this definition, because the Four Noble truths (see below) can be tested and proven by anyone in fact the Buddha himself asked his followers to test the teaching rather than accept his word as true. Buddhism depends more on understanding than faith.