The last few weeks I’ve had some good conversation with a few of my friends, mainly about looking after yourself. Putting your health and well-being above all, and by that I mean over your work, study and other commitments. Finding time to do things that you want to do, and you need to do. But also doing them in the appropriate places.
On the weekend I was looking at my lounge room, and I had 3 broken laptops, 3 I was working on and it kind of occurred to me I should have a place to do this work. I have a home office with my PC, and lately it seems to have gained a negative stigma being in the office as it’s ended up being a place for work, and not a place I can sit down and play PC games. The lounge room should be for reading, watching tv or on the xbox, not a place of work. All of those have been cleaned out and into my second spare bedroom is now where my gym equipment is, and a small desk for doing bits of work.
I do much the same with my bedroom, it’s very minimal so that I keep it down to either a bit of tv at night, reading and sleeping. A place I can wind down, I don’t take any PC’s or tablet devices in there anymore. I keep it tidy and free of anything else.
I think I need to make each area intended for it’s use, and not cross over between work and personal life. Next on the list is to clean up the home office so I can game more and enjoy it and not feel like I have to be working when I’m in there.
Right now I’m attempting to work from home, and I’m finding concentration something I don’t have when there are things in the house that need to be done. Should I be going to the office everyday, regardless of what kind of work I’m doing so that my work and personal life aren’t blurred? And should I push that and continue it with what I do at home? Game on my pc, not work in the lounge room? I guess I’ll try it out and see how I go.
Cleaning up my junk hasn’t been something I can do over a weekend or two. It started about 6 months before I moved house. I have maybe half a dozen boxes in the shed now, and maybe 3 inside. I have various other boxes in the office and whatnot, but I’ve been going through them slowly too. I’ve thrown out a lot of crap, but I’m almost near the end of it!
Once I’ve disposed of most of my crap, I start with the task of making all my bills and receipts paperless. Just involves a good filing system, and a backup!
As part of my new years resolution, and it’s one I’m sticking too. Was weight loss, and I’m not just talking about losing some of it. I’m going for all of it, down to toned, fit and lean.
In July 2012 I was weighing in at just under 140kgs. 137kgs to be exact. Firstly, a change in diet happened. I was watching what I was eating again. Around August I started exercising a few times a week, boxing bag, treadmill etc.
Fast forward to June 2013, otherwise known as now. I’m around the 112-113kg mark but have plateaued. I’ve been stuck around there for about a month, although I’ve been doing weights and have noticeably toned up on the arms, chest and back.
But to me it’s still not enough. That’s where @tinkrk23 has come to the rescue. She will be kicking my arse twice a week for the next 12 weeks, weigh-ins, measurements, food diary and all that. She is the world’s smallest drill sergeant and will not let me slack off.
I guess I’ll post up results in 12 weeks with the before and after shots. It all starts on the 10th of June!
Wish me luck!
A few weeks ago I moved my hosting of this blog to another host. Then when my domain was up for renewal I tried to transfer it to the same place so I had my hosting and domain in the same spot. But the domain never transferred properly and I nearly lost it! So after a panic and $16 later, I’m back and I’ve lost nothing.
Nothing to see here, move alone.