Saturday, February 25, 2012

Life is..

Life is what you make of it. I really believe this. You can either swirl around in the emotional whirlpool of your mind and not accomplish anything or you can take stock of your situation and do as much as you can to make it work for you. None of us have control of anything except how we react to life. We can either be sorry that shit happened to us and bemoan our fate or figure out how to make it work for us. I am always getting caught up in the moment and not being productive about making things work for me. I need to change this and also feel good about the changes I have made already.

Diet thing is going pretty good. I think I need some better containers for my food and I need to watch it on the portions. Who knew throwing the whole box of pasta and rice in for the week was a bit much. :). I have not eaten them all! I think that they are going to hit the trash on Monday.. the pasta is getting a tiny bit slimy as predicted. Although I do hear food poisoning is a good way to lose weight.

Keeping to a decent food schedule. Eating breakfast and waking up at 5AM have been HUGE changes.. this week was a challenge as the kids were off of school and there was no reason for me to get up at 5AM.. but I kept the alarm on and just went back to bed a few days. The important part is getting up and next week I will force myself to stay up again so I can get the kids off to school.

I am going to try and make some budget changes. Having seen a pseudo budget we are somewhat tapped.. but there is room to fix things. I am really going to start pounding on this now. My first goal is to free up an extra 2k a month. The first spot I want to start is with the fucking woman that comes in the morning. All she does is get my daughter dressed and fed for school, and then brings her to the bus. For this she gets 600 bucks a month. ug. At least this is an easy, low hanging, fruit to pick. Also I am going to switch to Verizon and save like 200 bucks a month. I am almost half way to the goal at least!!

Grouchie, not to be confused with Cranky (Is anyone reading Josie's blog happy?), has me getting stoked for pushups again. I did the 100 pushup program which I think is what he is doing... and it worked!! Until I quit. I was doing 5-sets of 28 by the end of it. Not bad for an old man. It was sexy feeling my chest in the morning too.. it was ripped! The key to this program is to realize that the program is a failure and you are not. It ramps up the pushups waaayyy too fast.. so you need to say "Ok, I am going to do my best, and if I can not do a week I will just do it over". It is a VERY aggressive program.. I think I took like 2-3 months at least to get to 5 sets of 28. It gives a nice framework though so I do recommend it.

I think the best time to squeeze these in is 5AM... so wake up, do pushups, get shower, play a little Warcraft, wake the kid up at 6AM, empty dishwasher, get him ready and to school, come back and get the girl ready, drop her off at the bus around 8AM, and then go to work... phweehhwww just thinking about my mornings is making me tired! Peace.


Blogger The Neophyte said...

Who are you and what have you done to Waffles?

Sounds like you are really making good progress now but this philosophical Waffles is not the same person I have gotten used to reading.

12:58 PM

Blogger grrouchie said...

Awesome, glad that me trying to become less flabby has motivated you to make a good positive change as well.

Hopefully reading about your progress will help me to push myself to keep with the program for the long haul instead of bowing out like I'm known to do when I get bored of it and don't want to feel the burn no more.

5:05 PM


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