Archive for May, 2019

I hereby replace wasted hours each day with activities toward a new goal

May 11, 2019

After watching a wonderfully inspirational talk by Arnold Schwarzenegger, I reflected on how much time I spend each day on (what I deem to be) wasted activities. I was shocked when I added up the time that I spend watching TV, watching YouTube (which is essentially TV), and repeatedly checking news websites: 3 hours each day, oftentimes more. Eek! Is that how I want to spend my life, mindlessly watching TV and YouTube, and getting frustrated and stressed out by the news reports? No!

I hereby set a goal for myself. I hereby replace those 3 wasted hours each day with activities that bring me closer to my goal.

Goal: I want to perform the Olympic weightlifting snatch movement, lifting my body weight. This movement requires a great deal of mobility, strength, and speed. My mobility/flexibility is appallingly limited due to many years spent glued to a computer station. I have never really focused on speed, so I am starting at ground zero. As for strength, I’ve got a long way to go to lift my body weight.

I am pumped up. For a long time, I felt like I was drifting aimlessly in life. This goal now gives me direction and purpose in life.

Be like a 3-year-old child

May 3, 2019

Observe a 3-year-old child. He/she has a completely relaxed body and mind. No concerns, no responsibilities, no stresses. Every moment is new and fresh and explored with curiosity. Movement is free and flowing. Today while exercising I used my mind to put me into the mindset of a 3-year-old. Oh, my, what a wonderful, joyous exercise session.