Resolutions

The mindset we need isn’t the positive-thinking mantra that failure is impossible; it’s that failures are inevitable, and for good reason. It’s an unexpectedly hopeful conclusion: we may never really understand how to get what we want, or stave off the very worst – yet we may manage it anyway.

In no particular order. Things I plan to do but will likely fail at.

  • 1 Second Everyday
  • 130kg squat/100kg clean + jerk/190kg deadlift/100kg bench
  • Get ripped
  • Cook lunch and dinner regularly
  • Write on my blog more frequently
  • Focus on doing less better at work
  • Meditate daily
  • Be a good dad
  • Speak more Chinese instead of letting L do all the talking
  • Drink more water
  • Look at my phone when moving around less
  • Tidy more

It’s never just one thing is it?

Yes, that the thing at work is proving difficult but it’s not just that. It’s that you’re trying to eat right or get more exercise or to make sure you make the bed in the morning or to get at least 7 hours sleep or or or or… It’s putting everything together that is forever the problem.

Mine frequently revolves exercise. I will focus on it at the expense of everything else. Or at least I’ll try to because suddenly I don’t like the fact that I’m leaving home at 7:15 and not getting back 12 hours and then after a shower and eating the day is gone. I even thought I’d get some work done too!

The struggle is putting it together. To realise that exercise and food and spending time with L and other friends and Chinese lessons and are all part of that. As ever, a work in progress.

 

Hill Sprints:

1. This is ok.
2. I’m alright, I’ve got this.
3. It’s good, I’m breathing hard. I need to do this.
4. Crap. I’m remembering what last time was like now.
5. Why haven’t I stopped? One more and I’m done.
6. It was fine until I stopped running, now I I’m breathing too hard and I feel sick.
7. Hahaha I love this shit.

Glorious start to a Sunday morning.