100 Days Healthier Me – Day Seventy-One

I am supposed to sweat it out today, but I really don’t see that happening. Instead, I’m going to add a word. “Don’t sweat it out.” It’s sometimes these little hiccups in life cause great big tremors, and those tremors are the problems down the line. Today, I am going to try to focus once again on where exactly I’m at so I don’t let these little bumps become pot holes moving forward.

Writing — I have been sporadic at best when it comes to my writing. I have been writing all over the place again and getting myself mixed up in lots of different stories instead of focusing on one. The upside is it keeps my creativity going, but the downside is it splits my focus. On Monday, my best friend will have all the new edits for part one and part two. I will then start writing part three while I’m editing the first two parts. I’ll bring the first story to a close and actually begin to move on to another tale. Or maybe just start writing a few short stories to expand my universe. Who knows. My priority right now is going to just be keeping up with the blog until I have those edits to start working on. If I can get other writing done great, but right now, just keeping on top of this.

Finances — This is always a tough one for me. I have to be incredibly hyper vigilant about my expenses this month. I get 25 dollars per day I don’t work for food. I’ll give myself an additional 10 dollars on Thursday to pay for a meal. Other than that, I need to be eating at work and not gorging myself. This will help both with nutrition and also keeping my expenses down. All of my money needs to go to some bill or my credit cards. Otherwise, I am going to have no money for New Orleans. I need to be able to go out and do things. Even if I’m not drinking, I need to make sure that I am tipping my bartender appropriately for the water that he gives me. If I am drinking, well I need money for booze.

Working-Out — I have 22 sessions I want to have at the gym between now and New Orleans. I want to do three days at the gym doing body-weight workouts and I want to have at least one day at the gym doing cardio. I need to be doing this to loose as much of this belly as I can. It’s not huge, but it’s a self conscious thing for me. New Orleans is right around the corner, and summer will be happening soon after. Let’s try to be the best that I can be between now and then.

Nutrition — I need to be paying attention to what I’m eating. I will be eating at work four days a week. (One day is ‘at work’ but that’s just an excuse for me to be eating at Gypsy Grill). I am a vegetarian which is great, but I need to be eating things that have some range of health benefits to them. Instead, I tend to just eat whatever is tasty. It just takes a little to go a long ways here, and let’s get on top of it before New Orleans.

Drinking — I am not sure where I am going with this. That’s just honesty. I haven’t drank since last Saturday which isn’t that long, but I am not saying I’m quitting. I just haven’t drank. I was a little bit worried about drinking tonight, and I’m not sure how to feel about any of this. It costs me money, and right now I can’t afford it. It costs me time, and right now I can’t afford it. Let’s see where it’s going.

I’m not going to sweat any of this. I just need to keep up with it to keep me going and make sure that I keep up with it. I have to.

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