Rub the tummy, pat the head
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Remember that old childhood challenge of rubbing the tummy and patting the head at the same time? It was nearly impossible. I have a variety of vices I want to remedy. Obviously, there's the fitness and diet thing, but there's also the cleaning and organizing, as well as staying focused on work.
Since I'm self -employed freelance writer I have some flexibility on the last one, although I do need to make a living -- which has not gone well lately. I've lost over 30 pounds, and aside from getting in a funk yesterday and letting the fitness thing lapse for a day, I've done well. I'll be right back at it today. But I did get a bunch of cleaning done yesterday, and a little work.
One thing that has happened is the websites where I get most of my work are upping their reliability policies. Giving back work after it is checked out is frowned upon and can hurt your rating, meaning assignments pay less or I could even lose the privilege of writing for the site.
Having made it through my first stretch in weight loss, I've come to the conclusion that I do need to work on improving more than one area of my life. Being a little smaller, and having more energy dips into the challenge of the other areas of my life, but that doesn't mean I don't struggle. I have to make a conscious effort to improve the other areas too.
I've picked out specific blocks of time for the gym-- at 7:30 a.m. (preferably) or 7:30 p.m. Breakfast before that. Back from the gym by 9, lunch 11-12:30 (includes a bit of cleaning)12:30-2:30 another chunk of work. Then after 2:30 I'll play it by ear.
Reasonable, achievable goals first. I'll get there.