Check, check and check!

Lists Work. Mostly

Last night me, myself and I had a little talk about how lazy I am getting. My body and I agree that something must be done. And so I made a list of things to do. And I have ACHIEVED great things today. Let’s take a look; Here is my list…

  • Well, I’m gonna start by topping off my run jar for distances already ran.
  • My ass doesn’t like the morning. Solution: pack at night.
  • Tomorrow I am going to ride to work.
  • I am not going to eat garbage take out for breakfast.
  • I’m going to try and consume 355 Milliliters of water or more.
  • I am going to ride home. (Or to my managers meeting if there is one.)
  • I am not going to eat garbage take out for dinner.
  • I am going to check in with my blog, and let you know how I did.

Starting from the top. Ahh ok, so topping off the run jar. I didn’t actually do that lol. That is more of a day off thing. Starting seeecond from the top. I did pack everything the night before. Holy crap did this help. I woke up, washed my face and brushed my teeth. Put my clothes on without thinking or worrying that something was forgotten. It was pure organizational bliss!

I did actually ride to work. It was really beautiful out this morning. Sun shine, a little cool but once ya get going you don’t really notice. Ya know the funny thing is. I often sleep in. Like to the last minute sleep in. But I went to bed at midnight and set my alarm for 7:00 Am; I woke up at 6:41 this morning. That hasn’t happened to me for years. It’s like the planning put my body into a mode of preparedness. I really like how the morning came together.

Breakfast, I did eat out. But! I went to a much nicer place where I could sit down and read the paper. I could check out the news. Listen to the morning hum of the city. I had French Toast but with fresh fruit and the owner gave me two more tangerines free for the road.

Water consumption, this one always gets me. But I drank half my flask today and it’s about a litre in volume. I also had some G2, I did a lot of heavy lifting today and lost a lot of fluids. I know G2 is not the best thing to use for replenishing electrolytes but it’s what I got for now.  I also had a black tea. Not sure where that lands on the healthy scale?

Dinner, I am having salad. Its got kale and berries, some walnuts in it.

And lastly, check in here. Done, done and done.

Day 1. Success!

Rinse and Repeat.

 

Aries; I’ll do what I want

When my Life & the Stars collide (Pt. 43)

horoscope-aries-tattoo-designSource: horoscope.com || August 10, 2015

“This should be a fun day for you, Aries. You should enjoy a good mood and social times with others. Don’t do anything that requires discipline or realistic thinking. This is a better day to simply have fun and relax. If you must work, do your best to keep your mood up. You can have fun even if you’re being productive with menial tasks and duties.”

Ah, long story short… I’m single again. Annnd today was in fact a GREAT day! It was fun. I woke up, in a pretty good mood. I had a beer for breakfast, along with some fresh fruit. I don’t really do social things. Occasionally but not often.

I definitely did not do anything today that requires any discipline. I mostly played video games all morning while I meandered the day away doing laundry. I downloaded a new Audio Book, I am soo hooked on Audible by Amazon.

Around 5’ish I found myself thinking that getting out of the house would be a good idea. I hopped a bus to work and retrieved my road bike. There was some work on the counter that I could have easily done. I kinda felt like I should handle it but ya know what, I work tomorrow. I’ll handle it then. Today is my day off.

I hit the road home, made my best time ever 1 Hr on the dot with an average speed of 26.6 Kph… Nearly exploded my legs on that last hill before the big dive but I did it. A little screaming to myself, out loud lol. A little self motivation 🙂

Aries; I break rules… sometimes

When my Life & the Stars collide (Pt. 40)

horoscope-aries-tattoo-designSource; horoscope.com | July 26, 2015

It is the thought of future possibilities, of all that you could accomplish if you could work and live as a team with your romantic partner, that is making you want to make more of an effort in your relationship. The alignment of the planets encourages you set down your goals and plans and have a frank discussion about how you can bring them to fruition, together.

About a week ago I broke my cardinal rule; Don’t read my Horoscope until the end of the day… I’ll tell you why. I know a woman, I work with her annnd I also date her. We are in a relationship and one day (actually twice, but who’s counting) I emotionally overreacted to a couple minor (major to me) relationship issues. Her reaction, talk it out and compromise if necessary. My reaction, FULL STOP and BAIL! Engage EMERGENCY Maneuvers and get the fuck out.

Well the second time I did this, the next day I read my horoscope from horosope.com and I’ll tell you why; I was emotionally lost. This is not something that often happens to me. Often, emotionally I’m pretty even keel leaning more towards I don’t care what’s going on around me soo long as it doesn’t affect me. But this affected me… Annnd I purposely decided to act against the curve of the day’s life/star collision. I don’t regret it.

I love working with my girlfriend. We love bikes together, we ride together and from time to time we bump heads but she is cool enough to be real with me. This relationship is still young but browsing through today’s horoscope I feel a good vibe.

Right now we work together, maybe a little while down the road we will live together. We both have a lot of experience in our fields. There is a lot she can learn from me about the cycling industry and there is a lot she can teach me about not being 100% a dick when I don’t get my way 😉 and a little about retail, mostly the numbers (she’s an accountant of sorts)…

We talk, we have goals and right now its short term stuff but I hope that one day we will be talking long term. I got dreams, she knows. But there are two of us and relationships are about respect, compromise and having a really great ass 😛

maybe that very last part is not a must have, but it really helps and I have a great ass lol 🙂

Aries; No Shit Sherlock!?

When my Life & the Stars collide (Pt. 39)

horoscope-aries-tattoo-designSource: horoscope.com | July 18, 2015

Uptight is the mood for today. You might be the center of attention at some point. While you normally wouldn’t mind, Aries, today it might make you nervous. When everyone looks at you and expects you to say something, say it. Keep it short and then withdraw. You aren’t in the mood. Walk to the library and throw yourself into reading about subjects that interest you. This should relieve the stress.

Yesterday was ahh, a little up tight at first. I’m not really feeling the Zen as per usual and that is for reasons I’ve mentioned before. Even at One Beer occasionally it does mess with my program. That paired with poor sleeping habits and poor eating habits and poor just about everything habits, I’m not improving my situation.

I’m mos def gonna be the center of attention sometime soon. I sorta already am, for making waves and rocking the boat. And Aries is right normally I don’t mind but my Zen is off cause well everything else is off. The best advice I’ve had all week is just to lay low, pair that with advice offered in this reading to keep things short & sweet I feel good about the future. I think. I can sure as hell tell you I’m not in the mood for any type of confrontation but my modus operandi is to meet challenges head on and square jawed.

Aries; running on fumes

When my Life & the Stars collide (Pt. 38)

horoscope-aries-tattoo-designSource: horoscope.com | July 17, 2015

Trying to get too much work done in the course of the day could prove self-defeating, Aries. Your energy isn’t what it usually is, and you’re probably operating on adrenaline. Consider the situation carefully and list your tasks in order of urgency. The world won’t come to an end if you don’t get them all done by the end of the day. In the evening, watch a movie and order a pizza.”

Last shift I worked from 10 Am to 10 Pm (Wednesday), my shift ended at 6 Pm but I kept on chugging along. It really was a self-defeating endeavour. I just worked myself out of things to do the following day.

My energy has been very low, but I am fucking up my entire program. I’ve been missing my meds, screwing up the schedule. I’m not sleeping as much. I ride the bus more often than I should ride my bike to work. Annnd I have been drinking a little more than normal. Normal is Zero drinking, but I’ve been sneaking in a beer or two a week. I’m mixing it with my evening pizza.

Aries; The Logic will set you free

When my Life & the Stars collide (Pt. 37)

horoscope-aries-tattoo-designSource: horoscope.com | July 16, 2015

Recent spiritual breakthroughs might have you feeling both exhilarated and downcast, Aries. Your sensitive side tells you that this is a definite step forward on your spiritual path, but the logical side might cause you to doubt its reality. Take comfort in the fact that reality is relative and that what you’re sensing is at least valid for you. Then keep moving ahead.

I don’t know if recent life breakthroughs have been spiritual or not. But I can sure as hell tell you that my skepticism is in full swing. In the past 24 Hrs feelings of exhilaration paired with the witnessing of deceit have downcast me into a pit of logic. My sensitive side says strap on the suit of armour, bury my spirit deep and embrace the serenity of sound decision making. I have no doubt that life may teach lessons intended to diversify our spiritual side. Life also teaches us lessons that exposure to extreme elements may harm both our physical bodies and the metaphysical mind. Life right now is delivering me a very real sign. Bunker down and push forward regardless of external elements. The warning signs are valid and I am standing in the eye of the storm. One more battle and I will rise victorious!

Aries; I was just saying…

When my Life & the Stars collide (Pt. 36)

horoscope-aries-tattoo-designSource; horoscope.com | July 7, 2015

Turn your energy inward today, Aries. Make a detailed list of what you need to get done in order of priority. It’s time to take inventory and get organized. Detail-oriented projects are favored, and you have much more patience and concentration than usual. Slow down the pace and remember to smell the roses as you pass by.

Ah, I didn’t get to making an actual list but… I just spent the last three days fending off a bug of some sort and there is nothing I hate more these days than sitting still. I’m back to work tomorrow and I could not be happier. I’ve been making a list in my head of things to address, follow up on and complete.

I also have a spreadsheet that I track it all on (Thank You Google Sheets). A little life lesson I learned from a good friend in an old bike shop. Getting projects off the ground and keeping things in order, prioritized. Starts with good record keeping. Oh and how to sell bikes. And… fix them. Sorta.

My Zen has been off for the last few days but this evening I feel things are slowing down. I’m finding myself paying attention to the little parts of a big picture. Time to put this hiccup behind me and get back to business.