Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Accountability Needed

Way back in January I mentioned that I was going to try to eat better and make more food at home with only occasionally eating out.
Well.... That hasn't been happening. At all.
Nor has making my return to aikido.
And yoga has ceased to exist since our friendly neighbourhood studio switched ownership.

So all in all I have had no physical activity aside from working (as a bartender it is constant moving, but as an office worker [temporarily] it is plenty of sitting and talking on the phone) or my occasional urges to pick up my bokken and do a hundred or so sword cuts. And though I keep telling myself I'm going to get back into the swing of things, I never seem to follow through. I always seem to have an excuse ready and somehow convince myself that it is much better to sit on the couch and watch TV or play video games.

All that needs to change though. I need to get active again. I need to eat better and go to aikido and do yoga and run. If I don't I'll never beat this constant lethargic feeling. I'll never get to where I was actively. I'll never be able to surpass myself and set new goals. I would just sit here and wallow in self-defeat.

I need to set up some form of accountability system. Maybe a reward and penalty system? But what sorts of rewards and penalties would be sufficient motivation? Decisions, decisions.. I'll be sure to let you know how it goes.